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April 4, 2018, 12:05 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Police confirm four shot at YouTube's headquarters in San Bruno, three hospitalized, one dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound, suspected shooter was a woman  —  San Bruno received multiple 911 calls from headquarters, report says  —  Police have responded to multiple 911 calls at YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, CA.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Twitter account of YouTube product manager Vadim Lavrusik was hacked and shared fake news during YouTube HQ shooting; Twitter deleting hoax tweets from account  —  As Twitter users searched for news about today's shooting at YouTube headquarters, hackers were actively compromising a verified employee account to spread misinformation.
New York Times:
Apple hires John Giannandrea, formerly Google's chief of search and AI, to run Apple's machine learning and AI strategy, reporting to Tim Cook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple has hired Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence, John Giannandrea, a major coup in its bid to catch …
Alex Stamos / Facebook:
Facebook deletes 70 FB accounts, 138 FB Pages, and 65 Instagram accounts run by Russia's Internet Research Agency this morning, shares samples of IRA content  —  This morning we removed 70 Facebook and 65 Instagram accounts — as well as 138 Facebook Pages — that were controlled by the Russia-based Internet Research Agency (IRA).
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Overview of gaming laptops using Intel 6-core CPUs, including Samsung Notebook Odyssey Z, Acer Nitro 5, Gigabyte AERO 15/15x, Asus ROG Zephyrus M, Asus ROG G703  —  Gaming laptops are getting faster and thinner  —  Intel unveiled its first Core i9 chip for laptops earlier today …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Theodore Schleifer / Recode:
Facebook:
Facebook is rolling out an “About this article” button in the US, showing where an article's been shared, the publisher's Wikipedia entry, and related stories  —  By Taylor Hughes, Software Engineer; Jeff Smith, Product Designer; and Alex Leavitt, UX Researcher
Reuters:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is not planning to extend its compliance with Europe's GDPR law to users globally  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Tuesday the social network had no immediate plans to apply a strict new European Union law …
Forbes:
36 female VCs launch All Raise, an initiative to increase funding for women from 15% to 25% in 5 years and double the percentage in partner roles in 10 years  —  AILEEN LEE STARED at the email in her drafts folder for nearly a month, unsure what to do.  The summer of 2017 had been brutal for venture capital.
Frank Bajak / Associated Press:
In letter to Sen. Ron Wyden, DHS acknowledges existence in Washington DC of unauthorized “stingray” devices, used to track cell phones, intercept SMS messages  —  For the first time, the U.S. government has publicly acknowledged the existence in Washington of what appear …
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
BlackBerry sues Snap for allegedly infringing on six messaging patents, two of which are also in the suit it filed against Facebook last month  —  BlackBerry is suing Snap Inc. for patent infringement.  —  Does that sound familiar?  Well, you may be thinking of that time last month …
BBC:
Eurocontrol says a failure of its air traffic management software, the second in 20 years, is now fixed, but could delay ~15,000 flights in Europe  —  The organisation responsible for co-ordinating European air traffic says it has fixed an earlier fault which led to widespread flight delays.

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