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March 2, 2017, 2:20 AM

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Kara Swisher / Recode:
Yahoo's head lawyer Ron Bell was fired over 2014 breach; CEO Marissa Mayer lost cash bonuses from 2016 and stock awards from 2017  —  The blame for the massive breach falls on Ron Bell and not where it belongs — at the top.  —  Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer has gotten her pay docked …
Wall Street Journal:
Snap prices its initial public offering at $17 a share, above the $14 to $16 range targeted, raising $3.4B at a valuation of nearly $24B  —  Shares set to price at $17 each, valuing firm at $24 billion in biggest U.S. tech debut since Alibaba  —  Snap Inc. is set to price its initial public offering …
Katie Benner / New York Times:
Sources: Snap has worked on a drone, but it is unclear if or when the product would be available to consumers  —  Snap has long been known as the maker of Snapchat, an app that sends disappearing messages, photographs and videos.  But over the past few years, the company has repositioned itself as a modern-day camera company.
Dan Frommer / Recode:
Twitter ramps up proactive measures against abusive accounts and now lets users mute specific words from their timelines and mute accounts without profile pics  —  Most importantly, Twitter is speeding up its pace of taking action against harassment.  —  Twitter is announcing a few new anti-harassment features today:
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless version of its streaming service called Spotify Hi-Fi; screenshots show it could be $5 to $10 extra per month  —  The company is A/B testing its pricing strategy on some users  —  Spotify is preparing to launch a lossless audio version …
Blair Hanley Frank / PCWorld:
David Pierce / Wired:
Medium debuts Series feature for its mobile app, similar to Snapchat Stories, but Series don't expire and users can subscribe to updates  —  At some point in every technology's evolution, the world settles on its Right Way To Do Stuff.  Having one broadly adopted system just makes life easier …
Michael Crider / Android Police:
Gmail increases size limits for inbound attachments to 50MB but keeps 25MB send size limit  —  Email really isn't designed to handle massive files being sent along with messages... but then, since the standard has been in use for decades, it's been modified in a lot of ways that weren't originally intended.
Reuters:
White House official: the administration doesn't want to reform FISA surveillance law, supports its “clean reauthorization”  —  The Trump administration supports renewing without reforms a key surveillance law governing how the U.S. government collects electronic communications …
More: CSO and Axios

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