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June 5, 2016, 7:50 PM

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Antonio García Martínez / Vanity Fair:
Ex-Facebook employee reflects on company's culture and how Mark Zuckerberg responded to the launch of Google+ by enforcing a company “lockdown”  —  In Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg built not just a business, but a company culture with the fervor of a messianic sect.
Jack Smith IV / Mic:
Jacob Appelbaum, Digital Rights Activist, Leaves Tor Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations  —  On Thursday, the Tor Project quietly announced the departure of leading digital rights activist Jacob Appelbaum from its board.  At first, they didn't say why — now, we know.
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Facebook is disabling messaging in its mobile web app to push people to Messenger  —  Facebook is removing the messaging capability from its mobile web application, according to a notice being served to users: “Your conversations are moving to Messenger,” it reads.
Rita Katz / Motherboard:
Someone is distributing fake versions of ISIS Android apps, prompting infiltration fears among terror group's supporters  —  When they say, “There's an app for everything,” terror propaganda is no exception.  In the past six months, the Islamic State (IS, ISIS, or Daesh) and its news agency …
Mike Freeman / Los Angeles Times:
American Airlines signs contract with ViaSat for in-flight Wi-Fi on some of its planes, ending Gogo's exclusivity  —  An American Airlines jet sits at the gate at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  (Susan Walsh / Associated Press)  —  ViaSat Inc. will provide satellite-powered Wi-Fi …
Nataliya Vasilyeva / Associated Press:
Dozens in Russia imprisoned for social media likes, reposts  —  TVER, Russia (AP) — Anastasia Bubeyeva shows a screenshot on her computer of a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words: “Squeeze Russia out of yourself!”  For sharing this picture on a social media site with his 12 friends …
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Kristen V. Brown / Fusion:
Airbnb struggles against racial discrimination on its user-to-user marketplace  —  In 2014, when Airbnb unveiled a new logo and branding, CEO Brian Chesky penned a gushing manifesto about how the home-sharing company was remaking the world.  Airbnb, Chesky wrote, wasn't just about renting …

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