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January 6, 2018, 6:10 PM

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Twitter:
Twitter says it does not block or remove controversial tweets of world leaders because it would hide important information people should see and debate  —  There's been a lot of discussion about political figures and world leaders on Twitter, and we want to share our stance.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Experts: human damage to undersea fiber optic cables would be less severe than military warns; of ~428 cables, one is damaged every couple days, often by nature  —  IT MIGHT SEEM like nightmare scenario.  A terrorist organization or nefarious nation state decides to derail the global internet …
Max Yuryev / AppleInsider:
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Web developers and Google's own apps are increasingly diverging from open web ethos by optimizing for Google-developed standards that first ship in Chrome  —  Chrome-only sites are a problem  —  Chrome is now the most popular browser across all devices, thanks to Android's popularity …
Steven Millward / Tech in Asia:
Report: China's tech funding rose to record $58.8B in 2017, up from $56.1B in 2016; logistics and transportation sector raised the highest at $16.8B  —  China's startups and tech giants pulled in a record US$58.8 billion from investors in 2017, according to the Tech in Asia database.
The Verge:
Sources on how Snap's hub-and-spoke org structure, with Evan Spiegel at the center of all decision-making, has employees on edge amid major overhaul of Snapchat  —  This fall, employees on Snap's product team received a surprising message from CEO Evan Spiegel: stop what you're working on, they were told.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
GDPR QUIZ: 13 Questions Every Marketer Should Answer  —  What is GDPR?  —  Why GDPR?  —  Who will be affected by GDPR?  —  No doubt you have already started answering these questions.

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