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February 22, 2018, 9:30 AM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple working on new AirPods with “Hey Siri” and new wireless chip, coming as soon as 2018, and another water resistant model, coming as soon as 2019  —  Company working on water resistance, more Siri integration  —  Apple CFO says wearables revenue rose almost 70% last year
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:
Twitter issues statement saying its tools and rules are apolitical, after a number of conservative Twitter users lost thousands of followers during bot purge  —  Twitter suspended thousands of accounts overnight and conservatives on the platform aren't happy about it.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Elon Musk, an OpenAI co-founder, leaves OpenAI board to avoid conflict of interest with Tesla's AI efforts, will stay on as a donor and advisor  —  Musk will remain a donor to the nonprofit organization, which focuses on AI safety and ethics  —  Tech billionaire Elon Musk is leaving the board of OpenAI …
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 …
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.
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 …

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