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February 22, 2018, 2:25 AM

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Yoel Roth / Twitter:
Twitter's updated API will limit users from performing simultaneous actions across multiple accounts and using automation; gives developers until 3/23 to comply  —  Keeping Twitter safe and free from spam is a top priority for us.  One of the most common spam violations we see is the use …
Matt Novak / Gizmodo:
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
YouTube, Facebook remove some of the conspiracy videos claiming Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg was an actor but, in many cases, only after promoting them  —  - YouTube promoted a video featuring a conspiracy theory claiming that one of the survivors of the school shooting last week in Parkland, Florida, is a paid actor.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton invests $50M in newly-formed Signal Foundation, a non-profit that will maintain Signal app, and joins as its executive chairman  —  IN THE FOUR or so years since it launched, end-to-end encrypted messaging app Signal has become the security community's gold standard …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Google unveils recommendations for Android enterprise customers: select Android 7+ devices from BlackBerry, Google, Huawei, LG, Motorola, Nokia; Samsung omitted  —  Google's Android Enterprise Recommended program includes a big chunk of the Android device field, but omits Samsung.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel begins rolling out updated patches for Spectre flaws in Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake processors, after first patches caused some systems to crash  —  All 6th, 7th, and 8th generation Core processors now have microcode available.  —  Intel reports that it has developed …
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Founder of defunct exchange BitFunder arrested, charged with perjury over hack enabling theft of bitcoin worth ~$775K in 2013, ~$70M today; SEC files fraud suit  —  (Reuters) - The operator of a shuttered bitcoin-denominated exchange was arrested on Wednesday on federal charges that he lied …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Nest adds Google Assistant support to its Cam IQ security camera and launches new $5/month tier for Nest Aware service with five days of video uploading  —  An update to the Nest Cam IQ will let you manage smart home devices with your voice  —  Smart home company Nest today announced …
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Inside the competition over mapping for self-driving vehicles among companies like Google, GM, and Uber, with many keen to stop Google from dominating  —  Self-driving cars need painfully detailed data on every inch of street.  Can automakers solve the problem without the reigning superpower of maps?

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