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March 3, 2018, 8:30 PM

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Gary McWilliams / Reuters:
MIT researcher behind study claiming Uber and Lyft drivers earn median profit of $3.37/hour says Uber's rebuttal was “thoughtful” and he'll re-run the analysis  —  (Reuters) - A Massachusetts Institute of Technology research group that this week reported nearly three-quarters of Uber Technologies …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
Pew Research Center:
Study: in the US, 78% of 18-24 year olds use Snapchat, 71% use Instagram, 45% use Twitter; nearly 75% of US adults and 94% of 18-24 year olds use YouTube  —  A majority of Americans use Facebook and YouTube, but young adults are especially heavy users of Snapchat and Instagram
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Google AI can now easily replace the video background in YouTube stories on mobile, available in beta to a limited number of YouTube creators  —  Google researchers know how much people like to trick others into thinking they're on the moon, or that it's night instead of day …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Snap is working on new Spectacles for Q3 focusing on performance; 3rd gen planned for 2019 with 2 cameras for 3D-like depth effects in videos for $300  —  Snap Inc. plans to launch a second version of its Spectacles glasses this year followed by a more ambitious third version equipped …
Nathan Vanderklippe / Globe and Mail:
Human Rights Watch: China's Xinjiang region uses big data on everyday habits and AI for predictive policing to send people to political re-education camps  —  Barely seven months ago, a senior Chinese official promised that artificial intelligence could one day help authorities spot crime before it happens.
Evelyn Cheng / CNBC:
Michael Arrington says he received SEC subpoena related to ICO investment, as did every crypto fund he talked to; source: SEC subpoenaed ~80 firms in ICOs probe  —  - “We received a subpoena.  Every [crypto]fund I've talked to has received one," said Michael Arrington …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Researchers describe 10 possible attacks on LTE networks that allow eavesdropping on texts and calls, taking devices offline, and spoofing of emergency alerts  —  One of the ten attacks can create “artificial chaos” by sending fake emergency alerts to a large number of devices.
John McCrank / Reuters:
Equifax expects $275M in 2018 costs from the data breach, says 2.4M additional customers were affected by 2017 cyber attack  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Equifax Inc (EFX.N) said on Friday it expects $275 million in costs in 2018 related to the credit reporting company's massive data breach last year …
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
China is prosecuting a citizen who shared a critical message on WhatsApp; message was likely obtained by hacking a phone or via spy in a WhatsApp group  —  SHANGHAI — Within its digital borders, China has long censored what its people read and say online.  Now, it is increasingly going beyond …

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