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April 17, 2017, 1:25 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
How Facebook's shifting priorities and inferior monetization options for Instant Articles are leading some big publishers to abandon the format  —  Facebook's Instant Articles promised to transform journalism — but now big publishers are fleeing  —  Inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Windows exploits disclosed by Shadow Brokers have been patched on all currently supported versions of Windows  —  Microsoft says it has already patched the Windows exploits released by the Shadow Brokers group.  The hacking tools, likely originating from the NSA …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Latest Shadow Brokers dump includes evidence NSA hacked SWIFT transaction system in the Middle East, has new exploits for older Windows versions up to Windows 8  —  For eight months, the hacker group known as Shadow Brokers has trickled out an intermittent drip of highly classified NSA data.
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
How Zuckerberg has polished his image to win people over, beginning with greater use of personal FB posts in 2015 and culminating in his current US talking tour  —  Until recently  —  , Mark Zuckerberg's most iconic public appearance may have been the image of the young startup founder sweating through …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
Stanford and Princeton researchers create ad-blocker that uses computer vision and evades all known anti ad-blockers, available as a proof of concept on Chrome  —  A team of Princeton and Stanford University researchers has fundamentally reinvented how ad-blocking works …
John Markoff / New York Times:
Robert Taylor, the innovator who played key roles in the invention of Arpanet, the Alto computer, and the computer mouse, dies at 85  —  Like many inventions, the internet was the work of many inventors.  But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap …
Rich McCormick / The Verge:
Several hours passed before Facebook removed a video of a murder shared on the social network  —  Facebook took posts down hours later  —  A Cleveland man is at large after reportedly killing someone and uploading the footage to Facebook.  The video appears to show a man identified by police …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
A look at the opportunities and challenges facing Uber in India, where rival Ola, weak infrastructure, and under-educated drivers test the company's ambitions  —  BANGALORE, India — Nandini Balasubramanya's office here on the southern edge of India's technology capital does not look …
Bloomberg:
Inside troubled cybersecurity firm Tanium, which was valued at $3.5B in the latest round in 2015, and has had 9 senior executives leave in the past 8 months  —  Orion Hindawi and his dad built the world's most valuable cybersecurity startup.  Now they're grappling with employee unrest and an executive exodus.

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