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April 17, 2018, 9:55 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to integrate recently acquired magazine app Texture into Apple News and debut its own premium news subscription service next year  —  Company integrating Texture purchase into Apple News offering  —  About 20 Texture staff were cut soon after Apple acquisition
Washington Post:
The IRS' system for accepting online tax returns is working again after being down most of Tuesday; tax filing deadline without penalties delayed to Wednesday  —  BREAKING: The Internal Revenue Service will let taxpayers submit their tax returns without penalty through the end of the day Wednesday …
New York Times:
Cambridge Analytica planned to raise funds via an ICO to create a system that would let people store and sell their online data to advertisers, says ex-employee  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The embattled voter-profiling firm Cambridge Analytica quietly sought to develop its own virtual currency …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
NY AG launches inquiry into cryptocurrency exchanges, sends letter to 13, including Coinbase and Kraken, seeking information on their operations and more  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman launched an investigation into bitcoin exchanges today, his office announced.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central:
Microsoft adds support for FIDO2 passwordless authentication to Windows Hello, following last week's announcement of Yubico's FIDO2 USB Security Key  —  If you're looking to ditch your passwords for something a little more secure, it's been a good week.  After the debut of the new WebAuthn standard …
Kim Hart / Axios:
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn says she's leaving after 8+ years at the agency, a day after FTC's Terrell McSweeny, also an Obama nominee, announced retirement  —  Long-time Democratic FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Tuesday that she will be leaving after more than eight years at the agency.
Davey Alba / BuzzFeed:
Sources describe turmoil at Kickstarter under founder and CEO Perry Chen, who retook the top job in March, as ~50 of 120 staff have left, including 7 top execs  —  Since founder Perry Chen took back the reins at Kickstarter, the company has landed in a period of turmoil set in motion …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Microsoft, Facebook, 30+ firms pledge to not help states mount cyberattacks against “innocent civilians and enterprises”; Google, Apple, Amazon decline to join  —  WASHINGTON — More than 30 high-tech companies, led by Microsoft and Facebook, plan to announce a set of principles …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon quietly launches an Android browser for emerging markets in India, touting it as “fast, lite and private”  —  Amazon has quietly launched an Android web browser app for emerging markets, where access to mobile data and high-speed connectivity is more limited.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils two Threat Detection Technology features: letting software scan system memory for malware using integrated GPUs and advanced telemetry tools  —  The company is also using its processors' performance monitoring to detect malicious code.  —  Since the news of the Metldown …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
After Telegram moved some of its infrastructure to AWS and Google Cloud, Russia banned 1.8M Amazon and Google IP addresses, impacting many other online services  —  Roskomnadzor, Russia's telecommunications watchdog, banned today over 1.8 million IP addresses belonging to Amazon and Google's cloud infrastructure.
Cromwell Schubarth / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
DocuSign plans to price its shares between $24 and $26 each for its upcoming IPO, which could raise up to $649M and give it a market cap of about $3.5B  —  The San Francisco-based electronic signature company said it plans to sell about 16 million shares for between $24 and $26 each.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google releases Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android with a slew of developer features and blocking by default autoplaying content with sound  —  Google today launched Chrome 66 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  Additions in this release include autoplaying content muted by default …

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