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February 28, 2018, 2:15 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter begins rolling out its Bookmarks feature, which lets users privately save tweets and has been in testing since October 2017, to all mobile users  —  Twitter today is publicly launching its “Bookmarks” feature, which has been in testing since late last year, following the company's HackWeek project dubbed #SaveForLater.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Apple says it will let developers making apps for Watch Series 3 track ski and snowboard activities through APIs in watchOS 4.2  —  Apple has announced that skiers and snowboarders can use Apple Watch Series 3 to track their activities starting today.  —  Apple Watch apps snoww, Slopes …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
WatchKit is a buggy, “baby” UI framework that does not unlock the true potential of third-party apps on the Apple Watch and needs to be discontinued or replaced  —  In the original 2007 iPhone introduction, Steve Jobs famously derided other smartphones at the time for running “baby” software and the “baby” internet.
Hugh Langley / Wareable:
Leaked images and sources detail Fitbit's next smartwatch, set for spring launch, that will appeal to female market, have 50M water resistance, no GPS, more  —  Exclusive: A better design than the Ionic, but lacks GPS  —  On its latest investors call, Fitbit teased a brand new smartwatch …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google brings Hangouts Chat, its Slack competitor, out of beta and adds it to G Suite with deeper integration with other Google and third-party tools  —  Hangouts Chat, Google's take on modern workplace communication, is now generally available and is becoming a core part of G Suite.
Ali Winston / The Verge:
Sources: Palantir has been secretly testing predictive policing technology in New Orleans since 2012 that identifies individuals at risk of committing crime  —  Palantir deployed a predictive policing system in New Orleans that even city council members don't know about  —  Illustrations by Garret Beard and Alex Castro
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott.com:
Microsoft Teams adds guest support for users with any email address  —  Microsoft is today advancing guest account support for Teams.  When Microsoft first launched guest account support for Teams, the company only allowed users with Azure AD accounts to be added as guests to a team using the service.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is rolling out job ads to 40 more countries; businesses can post job openings to a Jobs tab on their Page, Facebook Marketplace, and the News Feed  —  LinkedIn wasn't built for low-skilled job seekers, so Facebook is barging in.  Today Facebook is rolling out job posts to 40 …
Chris Stokel-Walker / Bloomberg:
Study: top 3% of most-viewed YouTube channels receive ~85% of all views, attract 1.4M+ views/month, but could bring only ~$17K/year each in advertising revenue  —  You can have a million views a month and still not be able to make rent  —  Do your children dream of YouTube stardom?
Washington Post:
NSA director says Russia hasn't been dissuaded from meddling in US elections, and Trump hasn't given him new authority to strike at Russian cyber-operations  —  The head of U.S. Cyber Command warned lawmakers that penalties and other measures have not “changed the calculus or the behavior” …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Inside the informal coalition of tech companies, experts, industry groups, and more who meet weekly in Washington to discuss protecting net neutrality rules  —  Every week, a motley crew of tech wonks and legal experts meet in Washington to discuss the problem they've been grappling …
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Kim Hart / Axios:
Poll of 3,574 US adults shows 55% are in favor of the government regulating big tech companies, up from only 40% in November last year  —  A majority of Americans are now concerned that the government won't do enough to regulate how U.S technology companies operate, according to an Axios-SurveyMonkey poll.
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Duo Security reports SAML vulnerability affecting single sign-on systems, allows attackers with authenticated access to log in as other users without a password  —  A validation bug in how some single sign-on products implemented an open authentication standard could have allowed an attacker …

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