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February 6, 2017, 6:40 PM

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Kate Conger / TechCrunch:
127 companies including Adobe, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Slack, Twitter, and Uber file amicus brief opposing Trump's immigration ban  —  Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and other tech companies filed an amicus brief tonight voicing opposition to President Trump's executive order …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
Uber hires veteran NASA engineer Mark Moore as director of engineering for aviation as part of its Uber Elevate flying car initiative  —  The man who inspired Google's co-founder will join the ride-hailing startup's nascent project.  —  by  —  In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Vizio settles FTC lawsuit for $2.2M, agreeing to get viewer consent before tracking TV habits  —  Vizio will pay $2.2 million to settle a lawsuit alleging it collected customers' TV-watching habits without their permission.  —  The lawsuit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission and the state of New Jersey.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google, Facebook to help French newsrooms combat “fake news” ahead of presidential election  —  Google and Facebook are to help a host of French news organizations combat the growing scourge of fake news ahead of the upcoming French presidential election campaign.
Brian Barrett / Wired:
300 of Intel's Shooting Star drones were used for a choreographed light show for Super Bowl halftime show, which was taped last week because of FAA regulations  —  The best Super Bowl halftime shows leave indelible memories, be it a notorious wardrobe malfunction, that goofy Left Shark …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds anchor button on AMP pages, to help readers see and share publishers' real URLs  —  As promised, Google is making a change to how it displays Accelerated Mobile Pages, so that users can easily view and share links that lead directly to publishers' sites rather than to Google's copy of the content.

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