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January 7, 2018, 3:32 AM

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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Big tech dominance is prompting calls for rethinking of decades old US antitrust laws focusing on consumer protection, like EU's start with €2.4B Google fine  —  TECHNOLOGY COMPANIES WITH unprecedented power to sway consumers and move markets have done the unthinkable: They've made trust-busting sound like a good idea again.
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.
Max Yuryev / AppleInsider:
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 …
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
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.
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 …

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