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October 22, 2017, 10:35 AM

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Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Robert Scoble has allegedly continued to sexually harass women after going sober  —  Venture capitalists Dave McClure, Justin Caldbeck and Chris Sacca, SoFi CEO Mike Cagney and a top Uber engineer have all been accused of sexual impropriety in the last six months as a growing number of women …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
AT&T says it has restored service to 60% of Puerto Rico's population, launches limited LTE connectivity in remote areas in partnership with Project Loon  —  About a month after Hurricane Maria's devastating landfall on Puerto Rico, and a couple of weeks after the FCC gave clearance …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zain Jaffer, CEO of video ad startup Vungle, put on indefinite leave after charges for attempted murder, lewd act on a child, and more; Vungle has raised $25.5M  —  Zain Jaffer, who founded mobile ad firm Vungle and was its CEO until this week, was arrested on Tuesday for attempted murder …
Lauren Kirchner / ProPublica:
Federal judge unseals source code for disputed DNA analysis software developed by New York City's crime lab after motion by ProPublica  —  A federal judge this week unsealed the source code for a software program developed by New York City's crime lab, exposing to public scrutiny a disputed technique for analyzing complex DNA evidence.
More: Engadget, GitHub, and TechCrunchTweets: @elizabeth_joh
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Vine's founders are back with HQ, a live trivia game show app  —  “It's a way to give people a chance to have fun, maybe win, maybe learn something new.”  That's how former Vine co-founder Rus Yusupov describes his new trivia game show app HQ, which feels like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire meets Facebook Live.
More: Engadget and Tubefilter
Sarah Jeong / The Verge:
Profile of Judge William H. Alsup of Oracle v. Google and Waymo v. Uber, who ruled against API copyright and taught himself to program in QuickBASIC  —  On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of California.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Inside Amazon, diversity concerns flare up over Amazon's handling of harassment accusations against former Amazon Studios chief Roy Price  —  SEATTLE — Amazon on Friday tried to quell concerns among employees about sexual harassment accusations against an executive, sending an email …

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