February 4, 2018, 12:15 AM

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Alana Semuels / The Atlantic:
Amazon's warehouse expansion around San Bernardino, CA brought jobs but data shows Amazon's warehouse staff earn less than similar US workers employed elsewhere  —  SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Zero-day vulnerability in the current version of Flash is being actively exploited in the wild; Adobe plans to patch it next week  —  Adobe plans to have a fix for the critical flaw next week.  —  An increasingly sophisticated hacking group is exploiting a zero-day vulnerability …
Brad Stone / Bloomberg:
How Amazon may prevent Alexa ads from activating Echo devices: acoustic fingerprint comparison and inaudible sound signals  — Inc. is advertising its Alexa-powered speakers in the big game on Sunday.  It's an amusing 90 seconds that features celebrities like Gordon Ramsay …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple launches repair program for small percentage of iPhone 7 devices affected by a bug that shows no available cell service even when cell coverage available  —  Apple today launched a repair program for iPhone 7 devices that are impacted by an ongoing bug that causes them to have no available service …
Matt Weinberger / Business Insider:
Former employee of Ripcord, a paper record digitization service, says she was fired after reporting harassment, asserts CEO made lewd comments about her  —  - A former female employee of high-flying startup Ripcord said she was fired after reporting harassment and a toxic environment at the company.
Paul Lewis / The Guardian:
How YouTube's recommendation algorithm can promote divisive clips and conspiracy videos and may have spread disinformation during the 2016 election  —  An ex-YouTube insider reveals how its recommendation algorithm promotes divisive clips and conspiracy videos.  Did they harm Hillary Clinton's bid for the presidency?
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Users in India shed light on the dynamics of family WhatsApp groups, which have become an integral extension of the families themselves  —  A still from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, a high-grossing 1994 Bollywood film that tells the story of large Indian joint families grappling with their values.
JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, and Citigroup halting credit card transactions with cryptocurrency exchanges; Bank of America debit card purchases not affected  —  A growing list of card issuers are declining crypto purchases  —  After recent price drops, JPMorgan doesn't want credit risk

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