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April 5, 2017, 1:25 PM

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Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Facebook to allow flagging revenge porn for review and removal, prevent further sharing of removed images on Messenger and Instagram using photo-matching tech  —  Facebook has implemented a new photo-matching technology to ensure people can't re-share images previously reported and tagged as revenge porn …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft outlines diagnostics data collected by Windows 10 and introduces advanced settings to cut back collection, available in the Creators Update  —  Another attempt to ease privacy concerns  —  Microsoft has been responding to Windows 10 privacy concerns for nearly two years now …
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
An in-depth look at recent challenges to Google's search reputation, from fake news sites in results, to disturbing answers from Google Home  —  The past few months have been bad for Google's search reputation.  Long considered the “gold standard” in search, Google has seen its search results questioned as never before.
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Washington Post:
FCC's Ajit Pai and FTC's Maureen Ohlhausen on why FCC's ISP privacy rules were bad, and how FTC's authority to police ISPs' privacy practices will be restored  —  Ajit Pai is chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.  Maureen Ohlhausen is acting chairman of the Federal Trade Commission.
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 …
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
Victor H. / PhoneArena:
Battery life test shows Galaxy S8+ runs for 8 hours between charges, is second only to iPhone 7 Plus which runs for 9 hours, 5 minutes between charges  —  We already know that the Samsung Galaxy S8+ is an incredible phone: it has the stunning, futuristic design, it has the camera and it has the performance …
Jamie Rigg / Engadget:
Huawei launches Honor 8 Pro flagship with 5.7-inch Quad HD display, 8-core Kirin 960 SoC, and 6GB RAM for £475, available to pre-order in UK today  —  There's Huawei, and then there's Honor.  While both are technically the same company, the Honor brand takes some of the best bits …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Aurora Innovation, founded by ex-CTO of Google's self-driving car project Chris Urmson, has raised $3.1M+ last month, according to an SEC filing  —  Aurora Innovation, the stealth startup founded by the former CTO of Alphabet's self-driving car project, has raised over $3 million in venture capital funding, according to an SEC filing.
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.

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