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January 19, 2018, 4:50 PM

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Nat Levy / GeekWire:
Amazon raises monthly Prime subscription fee from $10.99 to $12.99 but keeps the $99 annual membership option unchanged  —  Amazon is increasing the monthly price option for Prime from $10.99 to $12.99 as it continues to expand the reach and benefits of the popular fast-shipping program.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5%  —  Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity  —  Facebook Inc. FB .33% plans to start ranking news sources …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
OnePlus says up to 40K customers affected in credit card breach between Nov. 2017 and mid-Jan. 2018, offers one year of free credit monitoring to those affected  —  After learning that fraudulent charges were appearing on its customers' credit cards, smartphone maker OnePlus disabled support …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon  —  Amazon's slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa.  Up to now, the app has been little more than a way to manage settings …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Leaked Snap memo to staff threatens them with termination, financial liability, and even jail time if they leak confidential information about the company  —  Snap Inc. has a simple message to its employees: leak information and you could be sued or even jailed.
Michael Moritz / Financial Times:
Western tech companies will increasingly need to compete with Chinese counterparts where employees work very long hours and enjoy few perks  —  The declaration by Didi, the Chinese ride-hailing company, that delivery business Meituan's decision to launch a rival service would spark …
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Reuters:
SEC details concerns over crypto investments, demands answers from fund managers on how mutual funds/ETFs will store, safeguard, and price cryptocurrency assets  —  (Reuters) - The U.S. securities regulator on Thursday raised alarm about the safety of bitcoin-themed investments …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
After initial rejection, Apple approves Wehe, an app that detects net neutrality violations by testing download speeds and video throttling in seven apps  —  Update: Apple backed off.  —  Update: After this article was published, Apple told Dave Choffnes that his iPhone app …
Katie Collins / CNET:
EU says social networks remove 70% of hate speech, up from 59% in May, review 81% of reported content within 24 hours; Instagram and Google+ join the initiative  —  Instagram became the latest social network to sign up to the EU's code of conduct on fighting online hate speech on Friday.

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