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March 5, 2018, 11:40 PM

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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook admits error in sending survey that asked how users would handle policy on adults asking kids for sexual images, says child grooming is prohibited  —  Social network admits survey asking whether it should permit adults to ask 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures was a mistake
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Some VCs say travels outside the Bay Area, including to Midwest, have helped them see downsides of Silicon Valley, as SF faces high levels of outward migration  —  “Oh my god, this is so cute!”  —  Robin Li, an investor with the San Francisco venture capital firm GGV Capital …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
MoviePass CEO says its app tracks user locations before and after movies, which is not information currently disclosed in the company's privacy policy  —  Everyone knew the MoviePass deal is too good to be true — and as is so often the case these days, it turns out you're not the customer, you're the product.
New York Times:
Google is selling US restaurant review guide Zagat, which it bought for $151M in 2011, to restaurant review company The Infatuation for an undisclosed sum  —  When Google agreed to buy Zagat for $151 million nearly seven years ago, the technology giant intended to bring the restaurant review empire into the digital age.
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Reddit on Russian propaganda: hundreds of accounts removed, few Russian ads were seen and are now disallowed, @TEN_GOP tweets amplified by “thousands” on Reddit  —  Reddit didn't find any Russian ads about the 2016 election, but there was plenty of non-ad content being shared.
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Microsoft says it will offer a new on-premises Azure service to government clients in mid-2018, a combined offering of Azure Stack and Azure Government  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp on Monday said it will soon make it possible for government clients to run its cloud technology …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is planning to launch high-end over-ear wireless headphones with noise canceling as early as the end of 2018 but has faced development challenges  —  Company is rapidly growing wearables and accessories segments  —  New headphones could potentially cannibalize some Beats sales
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Amazon is in talks with big banks including JPMorgan Chase about a checking-account-like product for those without bank accounts  —  Online giant wants to develop product that would appeal to younger customers and those without bank accounts.  —  Amazon.com Inc. AMZN .46% is in talks …
Rachel Lerman / The Seattle Times:
Microsoft's “boomerang employees”, former employees that return, have risen since Nadella became CEO from ~12% of all hires to 13%-16%, or about 2,200 people  —  The number of employees returning to Microsoft for a second job stint rose after Satya Nadella took over as CEO.
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Washington Post:
Pentagon slashes $1B cloud computing contract awarded to an Amazon partner after facing increased industry criticism including a protest filed by Oracle to GAO  —  Faced with criticism over how it awarded a contract to move agencies to the cloud, the Pentagon on Monday slashed a deal awarded …

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