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February 16, 2018, 6:00 PM

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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 …
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.
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
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Swiss pharma giant Roche is paying $1.9B to acquire the rest of clinical data platform Flatiron Health, in which it had a 12% stake, valuing Flatiron at $2.1B  —  - Swiss pharma giant Roche is acquiring Flatiron Health, which has an electronic medical record used by physicians treating cancer …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Tencent's Supercell reports $810M profit on $2B in revenue for 2017, down from $1B profit on $2.3B in revenue in 2016  —  Supercell announced that it earned a profit of $810 million on revenues of $2.029 billion in 2017.  That's an enviable financial accomplishment for a company that didn't release …
Steve Holland / Reuters:
White House Council of Economic Advisers report: malicious cyber activity cost the US economy between $57B and $109B in 2016  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious cyber activity cost the U.S. economy between $57 billion and $109 billion in 2016, the White House Council of Economic Advisers estimated in a report on Friday.
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