February 18, 2018, 8:55 PM

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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 …
Mike Calia / CNBC:
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 …
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 …
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 …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Report: ~15M indie content creators in US used Amazon Publishing, eBay, Etsy, Instagram, Shapeways, Tumblr, Twitch, WordPress, or YouTube to earn ~$6B in 2016  —  from the it's-not-tech-v.-hollywood dept  —  Visit to read stories of creation empowered by the internet, and share your own!
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