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April 16, 2016, 9:30 PM

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The Verge:
The history of content moderation, the laws that govern internet speech, and how safety works online  —  The secret rules of the internet  —  Julie Mora-Blanco remembers the day, in the summer of 2006, when the reality of her new job sunk in.  A recent grad of California State University …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
India debuts Unified Payment Interface, a system built on top of its existing biometric-backed ID project to simplify digital banking for its 1.2B+ citizens  —  India's Audacious Plan to Bring Digital Banking to 1.2 Billion People  —  A biometrics-backed ID system will make it easier for everyone …
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Researchers uncover GozNym, malware that is a hybrid of Nymaim and Gozi that has stolen $4M from customers of 24 US and Canadian banks in just 3 days  —  Eastern European Cyber Crooks Raid US Banks For $4 Million In Just 3 Days  —  In early April, cybercriminals believed …
Darren Orf / Gizmodo:
Facebook's initial Messenger chatbots are slow, frustrating, and useless  —  Facebook Chatbots Are Frustrating and Useless  —  Facebook's new Messenger chatbots are barely two days old, and it's definitely showing.  Right now, you can only interact with a few, and finding them is a huge pain in the ass.
Mark Bergen / Re/code:
Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs Plans Digital City for Google Car, Internet  —  When Google launched a new company to “fix cities,” speculation swirled as to what, precisely, that company would do.  One idea: What if it built its own city, a laboratory vision of a thoroughly connected, techno-utopia?
Brandt Ranj / Business Insider:
Facebook says it won't try to influence how people vote, despite verbal jabs between Zuckerberg and Trump campaign plus staffers' internal questions  —  Facebook promises not to use its product to influence the US presidential election  —  Despite some not-so-subtle political jabs …
Emily Green / San Francisco Chronicle:
SF to send letters to 37K Uber and Lyft drivers demanding they obtain $91 business licenses if they drive in the city more than seven days per year  —  SF to require Lyft, Uber drivers to obtain business licenses  —  For the first time, San Francisco is going to require the 37,000 Lyft …
Reuters:
Apple opposes unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn drug case, saying the government has not proven its help is necessary  —  Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case  —  Apple Inc argued on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department had failed to substantiate that it needed …
Caroline O'Donovan / BuzzFeed:
Yelp's Request a quote feature, which is opt-in for businesses, lets customers get up to 10 price quotes for a home services job and see response times, rates  —  Now You Can Get Price Quotes For Home Services Inside Yelp  —  Whether you need a tub caulked or a smartphone screen repaired …
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