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February 27, 2018, 3:10 PM

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Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
Google says it received ~2.4M takedown requests from 2014-2017 under EU's right to be forgotten laws and complied with 43% of them  —  Google has now been complying with the European Union's controversial “right to be forgotten” laws, which the European Court of Justice first ruled applied to search engines in 2014, for three years.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google releases beta of its open source Flutter SDK for building iOS and Android apps  —  Flutter is Google's open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps.  It's not necessarily a household name yet, but it's also less than a year old and, to some degree …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Venmo reaches FTC settlement over bad security and transaction practices, with FTC Chairwoman Maureen K. Ohlhausen noting “consumers suffered real harm”  —  ‘Consumers suffered real harm,’ says commissioner  —  The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Venmo …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook to launch Local News Subscriptions Accelerator, a $3M three-month pilot program to help metro papers boost digital subscription efforts  —  Facebook Journalism Project will announce today the launch of its Local News Subscriptions Accelerator, a $3 million, three-month pilot program …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Clips review: nice design and simple set up, but no sound recording, poor image quality, pricey, and redundant alongside a decent smartphone camera  —  Can you trust Google's algorithms with your most precious moments?  —  Picture this: you're hanging out with your kids or pets …
Nat Levy / GeekWire:
T-Mobile and Sprint announce the 30 and six cities respectively they plan to build out 5G for, including Dallas and LA, which will be available next year  —  The race to the next generation data network — 5G — is heating up.  —  T-Mobile and Sprint — the nation's third …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Sources: Apple is launching AC Wellness, a group of medical clinics for its employees and their families, starting in California this spring  —  - The company is advertising for doctors, health coaches, and “designers” to create a program to promote healthy behavior.
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Vero, an ad-free social networking app that first launched in 2015, becomes the top app on the App Store in US as frustration with Instagram's algorithm grows  —  Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists.  If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps support our work.
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Coinbase to comply with court order and send IRS details of ~13,000 users who moved $20K+ through their accounts in a single year between 2013 and 2015  —  Within 21 days  —  Coinbase told its customers on Friday that it plans to comply with a court order and hand over about 13,000 customers' data to the IRS within 21 days.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail how tech magnate Masayoshi Son invests in companies, often acting quickly and detached from fund's investor committee and Softbank's directors  —  SoftBank is on a shopping spree, investing billions in firms such as Uber and WeWork, both directly and through an affiliated tech fund
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Entertainment Software Rating Board says “in the near future” all physical, boxed games that contain in-game purchases will include a label notifying purchasers  —  The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) today announced that all physical, boxed games that contain …

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