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January 30, 2017, 10:45 AM

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
In response to Trump's travel ban, tech execs, investors, and firms including Lyft and Google pledge donations to ACLU as well as other non-profits, initiatives  —  Tech executives are offering to match donations to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) following the enactment …
BuzzFeed:
A roundup of how technology companies and executives are reacting to President Trump's executive orders on immigration  —  “People across the company are freaking out.”  —  On Friday, President Trump signed an executive ordered temporarily halting the US refugee program for 120 days.
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Matthew Dessem / Slate:
Kalanick's work with Trump and tepid travel ban response prompt #DeleteUber backlash after company suspends surge pricing at JFK Airport amid taxi work stoppage  —  There are a lot of reasons to not use ride-hailing app Uber: shoddy labor practices; attempts to strong-arm local governments …
Clarence Williams / Washington Post:
123 of 187 of Washington DC police CCTV network video recorders were infected with ransomware, unable to record between January 12 and 15  —  Hackers infected 70 percent of storage devices that record data from D.C. police surveillance cameras eight days before President Trump's inauguration …
Bloomberg:
Sources: White House draft proposal aims to overhaul foreign work visas, requires firms to try to hire Americans first, prioritizes visas for most highly paid  —  President Donald Trump's clash with Silicon Valley over immigration is about to become even more contentious.
Bloomberg:
Hugo Barra played a key role in Xiaomi's India expansion, a business that now accounts for $1B/year revenue, but other global efforts he oversaw largely stalled  —  Barra departs Beijing smartphone maker to lead Facebook VR  —  Xiaomi struggled with global expansion, competition at home
Ted Johnson / Variety:
ISPs, studios, and record labels end the four-year-old copyright alert system that sent warnings to users over P2P downloads of pirated content  —  Major internet providers are ending a four-year-old system in which consumers received “copyright alerts” when they viewed peer-to-peer pirated content.
Corin Faife / CoinDesk:
Cisco, Foxconn, Bosch, Gemalto, blockchain startups, and others form an alliance to develop blockchain-based security protocol for IoT devices  —  The Internet of Things (IoT) - the vast web of connected devices which is becoming a fundamental part of the technological infrastructure that surrounds us …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Crowdfunding advocates express concern about crowdfunded startups failing to comply with the 2012 Jobs Act  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Ryan Feit left behind his lucrative career at a private equity firm to chase the dream of crowdfunding.  —  Mr. Feit, a 33-year-old graduate of the Wharton School …
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica:
Browser makers express frustration with invasive third-party antivirus software, which can make PCs less secure  —  Update your software and OS regularly instead, practice skeptical computing.  —  Former Firefox developer Robert O'Callahan, now a free agent and safe from the PR tentacles …
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Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Book excerpt: how Uber and Airbnb, now worth a total of $99B, won customers, fought regulators, and figured out the sharing economy  —  In January 2009 the three founders of a little-known website called Airbedandbreakfast.com decided at the last minute to attend the inauguration of Barack Obama.
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