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May 15, 2015, 2:05 PM

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Chris Urmson / The Official Google Blog:
Google's own self-driving cars will hit public roads this summer with safety drivers aboard and speed capped at 25mph  —  Green lights for our self-driving vehicle prototypes  —  When we started designing the world's first fully self-driving vehicle, our goal was a vehicle that could shoulder the entire burden of driving.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Carl Icahn takes $100M stake in Lyft in a $150M extension to earlier round, calls Lyft's $2.5B valuation a bargain compared to rival Uber's $41B valuation  —  Icahn Takes $100 Million Stake in Lyft  —  Investor calls Lyft's valuation a bargain to ride-sharing rival Uber
Robert Cookson / Financial Times:
Sources: Several European mobile operators plan option to block ads on their networks this year, consider blocking Google ads by default to force concessions  —  Mobile operators plan to block online advertising  —  Several mobile operators plan to block advertising on their networks …
Wall Street Journal:
Belgian Watchdog Slams Facebook's Privacy Controls  —  Facebook is facing a wave of probes by European regulators into its privacy practices  —  BRUSSELS—Belgium's privacy watchdog sharply criticized Facebook, saying the social network company treated the personal data of its users …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
United Airlines offers hackers up to 1M mileage points to find vulnerabilities in its sites, apps, and online portals, but excludes testing of inflight systems  —  United Will Reward People Who Flag Security Flaws—Sort Of  —  United Airlines announced this week that it's launching …
Bloomberg Business:
Netflix in talks with Jack Ma-backed Chinese media company Wasu, others, as it tries to enter the country's $5.9B online video market  —  Netflix Said in Talks to Enter China With Ma-Backed Wasu … Netflix Inc. is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners …
Nidhi Subbaraman / BetaBoston:
Harassment response study says Twitter is better at handling violent threats than doxxing or revenge porn complaints  —  Cambridge group assesses Twitter's record on confronting online harassment  —  In November, Twitter allowed the Cambridge-based Women Action & the Media group to study …
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