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March 3, 2018, 7:35 AM

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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 …
Steve Kovach / Business Insider:
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Former recruiter sues Google, says YouTube set minority hiring quotas, stopped hiring white and Asian males last year for tech jobs, fired him for complaining  —  A former employee alleges tech firm set quotas for hiring minorities  —  YouTube last year stopped hiring white and Asian males …
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.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook's security team told execs about Russian election tampering in Dec. 2016; late public disclosure was due to image concerns, Mueller gag order  —  Social-media giant played down allegations Russia exploited its platform, deepening perceptions it is oblivious to public concern about its social impact
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Percentage of Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has dropped from 80% in 2014 to under 8% today, according to Google  —  The percentage of daily Chrome users who've loaded at least one page containing Flash content per day has gone down from around 80% in 2014 to under 8% in early 2018.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Rovio misses on Q4 revenue of €73.9M vs €77.33M estimated and announces closure of a year-old London office, departure of head of games unit; stock down 9%+  —  Gaming and entertainment company Rovio continues to have a very hard time of it as it faces the music on the waning popularity …

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