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April 4, 2018, 7:25 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.
Michelle Broder Van Dyke / BuzzFeed:
Alleged YouTube shooter Nasim Aghdam had denounced the platform for age-restricting videos on her website; her father warned police she might visit YouTube HQ  —  The woman posted frequently on the video sharing platform about animal cruelty, vegan recipes, and said she believed YouTube was discriminating against her.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Twitter account of YouTube product manager Vadim Lavrusik was hacked and shared fake news during YouTube HQ shooting; Twitter deleted 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).
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
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts new feature in settings that makes it easy for users to bulk remove third-party apps and an option to delete posts from those apps  —  Following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, users have flocked to their Facebook privacy settings to sever their connection to third-party apps …
Fast Company:
An in-depth look at how Twitter is scrambling to combat abuse on its platform, after initially being blinded to safety concerns by its zeal for free speech  —  For years, the company's zeal for free speech blinded it to safety concerns.  Now it's scrambling to make up for lost time.
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 …
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.
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.

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