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February 19, 2018, 7:10 AM

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
President Trump used tweets on Russian ad spending from Facebook ads VP Rob Goldman to call reporters covering election interference the “Fake News Media”  —  President Trump approvingly passed along comments from Facebook ads VP Rob Goldman on Saturday, using Goldman's remarks …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Facebook says it will mail postcards to would-be buyers of election-related ads mentioning federal candidates, will have codes to verify identity and location  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will start using postcards sent by U.S. mail later this year to verify the identities …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook's focus on Groups, and the tools to build and promote them, can be easily exploited by bad actors like Russia, Mueller indictment shows  —  It's tribes all the way down  —  A year ago this past Friday, Mark Zuckerberg published a lengthy post titled “Building a Global Community.”
Chris Dixon:
How decentralized cryptonetworks, with better incentives for developers, can win against centralized platforms like Google in the next era of the internet  —  The first two eras of the internet  —  During the first era of the internet—from the 1980s through the early 2000s …
Erin Griffith / Wired:
How aspiring tech hub cities are trying to foster tech and startup ecosystems that are different from Silicon Valley's “move fast and break things” ethos  —  DO NOT LET their names fool you.  The silicon places—Silicon Slopes, Silicon Prairie, Silicon Beach, Silicon Peach …
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Former Meetup employees describe how competition from Facebook, the WeWork acquisition, and a mandatory arbitration agreement weakened the culture at Meetup  —  Meetup was supposed to be different.  —  While much of the tech industry struggled to create inclusive work environments …
Ralph Atkins / Financial Times:
Swiss financial supervisor publishes guidelines meant to support the ICO market by clarifying when anti-money laundering and securities laws apply to them  —  Switzerland's financial supervisor has bucked the trend of global regulators cracking down on cryptocurrencies by announcing guidelines …
Tuomas Forsell / Reuters:
Nokia has started a “review of strategic options” for its digital health business and plans 400+ job cuts in Finland as part of €1.2B global cost-savings plan  —  HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish network gear maker Nokia has started a strategic review of its digital health business …
Maiya Keidan / Reuters:
Number of crypto hedge funds doubled to 226 in the last 4 months and is up from 37 at the start of 2017; assets under management reached between $3.5B and $5B  —  Maiya Keidan, Jemima Kelly  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns …
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
Uncommon.co launches its AI-powered platform that matches submitted resumes to employer job descriptions and announces $18M Series A round  —  Traditional models of recruiting are a mess.  At companies like Google, quite literally millions of people apply for open roles …
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