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March 29, 2017, 11:15 AM

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Karl Bode / DSLreports:
House passes resolution that lets ISPs sell customers' browsing history without user permission, 215 to 205 along party lines  —  As most had expected, the House of Representatives today voted 215 to 205 to kill privacy rules protecting US broadband subscribers.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Inside the privacy vote: Democrats said it would make ISPs “more powerful than Amazon and Google”, GOP said rules “unfairly skew advertising market”  —  Congress passes bill allowing ISPs to sell customer Web surfing data.  —  The House of Representatives voted today …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung debuts 5.8" S8 and 6.2" S8 Plus with small bezels, Android 7.0, Snapdragon 835, USB-C, 12MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, shipping April 21 in the US  —  Preorders begin March 30th, three weeks before the release date  —  The Samsung Galaxy S8 is the nicest phone I've ever held.
Samsung:
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2017 live stream  —  Phones will never be the same.  Watch the live stream here to see why. 03.29.2017 11AM EDT
The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy S8 launch event live blog  —  We're live from Samsung's Galaxy S8 announcement in New York City Welcome to The Verge's Galaxy S8 event live blog.  The event will start at 11AM ET on Wednesday, March 29.  Event Details Today Samsung is hosting a special event in New York …
Yusuf Mehdi / Windows Blog:
Microsoft announces Windows 10 Creators Update will roll out on April 11 as a free update, Surface devices will arrive in more countries on April 20  —  Creativity has led the inspiration of our world's greatest inventors, architects, educators, entrepreneurs, developers, and students …
Michael Liedtke / Associated Press:
Google begins testing order-ahead feature on Waze, announces Dunkin' Donuts as first partner, says it plans to team up with other merchants if test goes well  —  A customer enters a Dunkin' Donuts store in New York City.  —  Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers …
Will Norris / Google Open Source Blog:
Google launches new site to detail how it uses, releases, and supports opens source, includes internal documentation and processes for projects  —  Free and open source software has been part of our technical and organizational foundation since Google's early beginnings.
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Uber's first diversity report: staff is 36.1% female worldwide with 15.4% female engineers; in US, 49.8% white, 30.9% Asian, 8.8% black, 5.6% Hispanic overall  —  Uber just released its highly anticipated, first-ever diversity report detailing the demographics of its employees as of this month.
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Quantum computing startup Rigetti announces it raised $24M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz in March 2016 and $40M Series B led by Vy Capital in Nov. 2016  —  A “spaceshot” company that emerged from Y Combinator three summers ago and is targeting a revolutionary change in the way computers work …
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