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April 6, 2017, 6:50 PM

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Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Twitter sues Trump administration after DHS tries to compel site to reveal identity of @alt_USCIS, an account critical of the government's immigration policies  —  So remember how President Donald Trump (a.k.a. @realDonaldTrump) loves Twitter and credits it with helping him win the election?
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Patrick Traughber / The Twitter Blog:
Twitter rolling out Twitter Lite, a new mobile web version optimized for slower connections and minimal data usage  —  Every day, millions of people around the world use Twitter to see what's happening right now.  However, there are several barriers to using Twitter, including slow mobile networks …
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it will only allow channels with 10K lifetime views to monetize videos, to help make sure revenue flows only to those who play by the rules  —  The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors  —  Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Project Zero finds serious Broadcom WiFi chipset flaw that allows hacking of many Android devices; Google releasing patch this month; iOS was patched in 10.3.1  —  Broadcom chips allow rogue Wi-Fi signals to execute code of attacker's choosing.  —  A broad array of Android phones are vulnerable …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger opens its M assistant to all US users, easing the process of sending money in chats, sharing locations, making plans, starting a poll  —  Starting on iOS and Android in the US  —  Facebook's AI assistant, known simply as M, will now pop into your Messenger chat windows …
Stefan Etienne / TechCrunch:
Nvidia updates its Titan Xp GPU with 12GB GDDR5X, 3,840 CUDA cores, and adds Mac support for the first time, available for $1,200  —  Nvidia updates its top-of-the-line Titan graphics card yearly, so it's only natural the Titan Xp got announced Thursday.  The Titan Xp's new specs include 12GB …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter aims to reset developer relations by streamlining its API platform around core features, introducing tiered access for devs in 2017, releasing a roadmap  —  Twitter historically has had a rocky relationship with its developer community.  —  It once encouraged third-party apps …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Apple Clips hands-on: a fun, lightweight app for mobile video editing that can be complicated to use but creates nice looking videos, available now  —  Not a social network, but a fun video app … When I opened up Apple's new Clips app yesterday, as I've been doing for the past few days …
Ev Williams:
Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says he's selling up to 30% of his Twitter shares, so he can continue to invest in other causes and companies  —  A note for Twitter shareholders and employees  —  If you're not a Twitter shareholder or employee (or reporter who covers such things) …
Leslie Hook / Financial Times:
Sources: Lyft raises $500M at a $6.9B valuation, a 50% increase over its January 2016 valuation  —  Read next … Lyft has raised more than $500m at a valuation of $6.9bn, according to three people familiar with the matter, as investors back the Uber rival's continued expansion across the United States.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Facebook will roll out a new guide tomorrow at the top of its News Feed to help users spot “false news” in 14 countries, including US, UK, and Germany  —  What the new educational tool will look like in News Feed.  —  In its latest move to help blunt the flow of misinformation on its platform …

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