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April 5, 2017, 8:25 AM

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Sam Thielman / The Guardian:
Interview with Tim Berners-Lee on his 2016 ACM A.M. Turing Award, the recent privacy vote, clickbait, and online advertisements  —  As the world wide web creator accepts the prestigious Turing award, he talks to Sam Thielman about the US Congress's rollback of privacy rules and fake news
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: NFL and Amazon strike $50M deal to stream 10 Thursday night games to Prime members; price is five times that of NFL's agreement with Twitter last year  —  Deal for 10 Thursday night games will be available only to Amazon Prime members  —  Amazon is ready for some football.
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Amazon ends a legal battle with FTC, will begin refunding consumers up to $70M for in-app purchases made by kids  —  A federal court decision last year found Amazon was liable for in-app purchases children made without their parents' authorization due to a lack of sufficient safeguards.
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Recently unsealed exhibits in Waymo-Uber suit point to Otto co-founder Lior Ron as second executive facing legal action  —  A redaction error in court documents shows that Uber's head of autonomous vehicles might not have been acting alone.  —  A second Uber executive has been revealed in Waymo's lawsuit.
Elyse Betters / Pocket-lint:
Twitch opens up its Steam-like game store, will give partnered streamers 5% of sales that originate from their channel  —  Amazon-owned Twitch is no longer just about streaming and watching games.  It's now a place where you can buy games, too.  —  The game-streaming service …
Yevgeniy Sverdlik / Data Center Knowledge:
VMware to sell its cloud business vCloud Air to French IaaS provider OVH; OVH to continue providing service as vCloud Air Powered by OVH  —  VMware has severed the final link that kept it in the business of providing cloud services and operating the data center infrastructure to support them.
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Trump administration considers vetting procedures that would require visa applicants disclose phone contacts, passwords to social-media accounts, more  —  Foreigners entering U.S. could be forced to hand over phones, answer questions on ideology; changes could apply to allies like France and Germany
 

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