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March 5, 2018, 9:30 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end headphones with noise canceling and wireless pairing as early as end of 2018, but has faced development challenges  —  Company is rapidly growing wearables and accessories segments  —  New headphones could potentially cannibalize some Beats sales
Arielle Pardes / Wired:
Snapchat should focus more on camera tech that made it great in the first place rather than adding features that make it look like a social network  —  FIRST, IT WAS the rampant copycatting of Stories.  Then, the spectacular failure of Spectacles.  Then the Great Millennial Migration to Instagram.
Issie Lapowsky / Wired:
Facebook says it doesn't know how many followed Russia's IRA accounts on Instagram; researcher finds that 27 of 170 deleted accounts had ~2.2M followers total  —  FOR MORE THAN a year, Jonathan Albright has served as something of a one-man General Accounting Office for the tech industry.
Drew Lindsay / The Chronicle of Philanthropy:
Anonymous Bitcoin philanthropist Pine discusses his donations of ~5000 BTC, now worth ~$57M; non-profits such as EFF and Watsi describe receiving the donations  —  One day in January, Linda Tannenbaum opened an email that would radically change her small, medical-research charity almost overnight.
Jacob Silverman / New Republic:
How the awkward fusion of market values and vague humanitarianism defining Silicon Valley ideology stems from a 1960s generational shift to commercialization  —  On January 26, 2008, Joseph Weizenbaum, a famed and dissident computer scientist in his eighties, ascended the dais in Davos …
Konark Modi:
A look at airlines' weak data security practices, including sharing booking data with third-party trackers  —  I asked my wife if it is alright if her Date of Birth is known to a stranger.  Only if they send me a birthday gift, she joked.  What about your passport number?  She lowered the book she was reading.
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Frank Hersey / TechNode:
76.3% of Chinese respondents believe AI is a threat to privacy in an 8,000 person survey carried out by state-run TV network CCTV and Tencent Research  —  AI is a threat to privacy—this is how 76.3% of Chinese people feel about artificial intelligence technology according to a survey …
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