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February 17, 2018, 10:00 PM

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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
President Trump uses 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 …
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 …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Russians used US VPNs, matching stolen photo IDs and SSNs, fake PayPal accounts to prevent Facebook and Twitter from spotting illicit influence on 2016 election  —  How do you stop a troll with an entire fake identity?  —  The Russian troll farm has been hit with its first major indictment.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Twitter says Twitter for Mac will no longer be available for download starting today, will end support for it 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 …
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it needs a scalable policy on authenticity of content after journalist suffers harassment due to viral screenshots of fake tweets from her account  —  In the wake of the Florida high school shooting Wednesday, Twitter users began spreading doctored tweets targeting Miami Herald reporter Alex Harris.
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
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.
Sarah McBride / Bloomberg:
Behind Singularity University's pivot towards executive seminars and conferences after dealing with allegations of assault and fraud, as it raises $32M Series B  —  It's lost Google funding and dealt with allegations of assault and fraud.  —  The pitch was simple: Forget accredited graduate schools …

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