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April 6, 2017, 7:45 PM

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Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Twitter sues the Trump administration after Customs and Border Protection tries to compel the social network to reveal the identity behind @alt_USCIS account  —  So remember how President Donald Trump (a.k.a. @realDonaldTrump) loves Twitter and credits it with helping him win the election?
Richard Leadbetter / Eurogamer.net:
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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.
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 …
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 …
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) …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter aims to reset developer relations by streamlining its API platform around core features and debuting tiered API access for devs this year; pricing TBA  —  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 …
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.

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