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February 17, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Mike Calia / CNBC:
US indicts 13 Russian nationals and 3 Russian entities, including Internet Research Agency, in Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections  —  The special counsel's office said Friday that a federal grand jury indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter says Twitter for Mac app will no longer be available for download starting today, will end support for the app in 30 days  —  The company will no longer support the client after 30 days  —  Twitter's erratic support for its dedicated desktop Mac application is coming to an end …
Jen Wieczner / Fortune:
Hackers stole an estimated $50M+ over 3 years by buying Google Search ads, sending users to fake domains that looked like popular Bitcoin wallet Blockchain.info  —  For years, hackers have robbed Bitcoin investors, emptying their cryptocurrency wallets without fear of being caught thanks to the relative anonymity of the blockchain.
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
National Labor Relations Board memo: statements in James Damore's memo were “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” that Google had a right to fire him  —  Engineer claimed tech giant violated his labor law rights  —  U.S. lawyer said ‘discriminatory statements’ aren't protected
Daniel Nazer / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
District court in New York rules that by embedding a tweet with copyrighted content, websites may violate copyright, rejecting years of settled legal precedent  —  Rejecting years of settled precedent, a federal court in New York has ruled [PDF] that you could infringe copyright simply by embedding a tweet in a web page.
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
Wojcicki sees YouTube Red as a music service, has no plans to compete with video streaming services; media execs say subscriptions make creators little revenue  —  What, exactly, is YouTube Red?  That's a question creators and YouTube network executives might want to ask more than two years …
Ryan Knutson / Wall Street Journal:
Google tests 911 call location tech expected to launch this year; RapidSOS says tests got to within 121 feet of callers while carriers averaged 522 feet  —  911 centers often struggle to locate cellphone callers, but new technology from Google could improve the U.S. system

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