May 1, 2017, 1:30 AM

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Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter partners with Bloomberg Media to create a 24/7 ad-supported Twitter-exclusive live video news channel, expected to start in fall  —  New Service Comes as Social-Media Firm Fights for Video Ad Dollars  —  Twitter Inc. TWTR -0.78% has found its first partner for its push into round-the-clock streaming television: Bloomberg.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Hacker leaks stolen “Orange Is the New Black” season 5 episodes after Netflix failed to pay ransom; Netflix says a production vendor was compromised  —  An anonymous hacker has carried through on a threat to release “Orange Is the New Black” season five episodes online …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon's “Speech Synthesis Markup Language” now lets Alexa developers add personality to Skills' responses by controlling pronunciation, pitch, timing, and more  —  Amazon's Alexa is going to sound more human.  The company announced this week the addition of a new set …
The Guardian:
Turkey blocks Wikipedia under law designed to protect national security  —  Users trying to access online encyclopaedia via Turkish internet providers receive ‘connection timed out’ error message … Turkey has blocked Wikipedia, the country's telecommunications watchdog has said …
Lory Gil / iMore:
Check Point researchers detail Dok, OS X malware that uses a signed Apple developer certificate to bypass Gatekeeper  —  Don't be scared but be aware, there's a new malware in town and it wants your Mac.  —  Check Point Technologies has released detailed information about a a new malware attack that is directed at Mac users.
Sales of ebooks in US dropped 19% during first 9 months of 2016 and declined 17% in UK for all of 2016, as physical books sales rose, say publisher associations  —  Coloring books help adults de-stress  —  Are physical books the new vinyl?  —  New data suggest that the reading public …
Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Sexism, racism, and bullying are driving people out of tech, a study by Kapor Center and Harris Poll finds  —  A first-of-its-kind report analyzed the reasons why tech workers leave their jobs, and found a common thread of sexual harassment, bullying and stereotyping
Ben Schiller / Fast Company:
How money transfer startups like Circle, Abra, Transferwise, and WorldRemit are trying to shake up the $429B remittance market  —  A new class of startups is using bitcoin and the blockchain to drastically lower fees as they try to grab a share of the remittance market from old competitors like Western Union.
Former NSA director Michael Hayden explains why the spy agency will stop collecting Americans' emails about foreign targets  —  Earlier today, the NSA announced its intentions to limit a surveillance technique that had a nasty side effect of sweeping up communications to and from Americans.

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