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April 24, 2018, 7:40 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram begins rolling out a data download tool, similar to Facebook's Download Your Information feature, ahead of new GDPR privacy law rollout next month  —  Two weeks ago TechCrunch called on Instagram to build an equivalent to Facebook's “Download Your Information feature so if you wanted …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Amazon partners with GM and Volvo to launch in-car package delivery service for Prime subscribers in 37 cities in the US  —  New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US  —  Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Spotify launches new version of its free tier that lets users listen on-demand to ~750 songs from 15 personalized playlists, adds low data consumption mode  —  Today at the Gramercy Theater in NYC, Spotify's Chief R&D Officer Gustav Söderström announced a brand new free version of the Spotify mobile app.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Attackers successfully rerouted DNS requests for myetherwallet.com, showing visitors an unsigned SSL cert and apparently taking $13K+ in Ethereum in two hours  —  At midnight ET last night, MyEtherWallet users started noticing something odd.  Connecting to the service …
Monika Bickert / Facebook:
Facebook publishes the internal guidelines it uses to enforce its public Community Standards, will allow users to appeal when their posts are taken down  —  One of the questions we're asked most often is how we decide what's allowed on Facebook.  These decisions are among the most important …
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Researchers reveal seemingly unpatchable vulnerability in Nvidia Tegra chips that make all currently available Nintendo Switch consoles hackable  —  Newly published Tegra bootROM exploit could be a big headache for Nintendo and others.  —  A newly published “exploit chain” …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Some YouTube thumbnails depicted bestiality, now pulled; YouTube says monitoring tech missed because bestiality thumbnails may lack signals of typical porn  —  There is bestiality on YouTube, and it's surprisingly easy to find.  It's also surprisingly prevalent, but not in videos …
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNNMoney:
Uber's second annual global diversity report shows women in technical roles up to 18%, from 15% in 2017; black representation is up in tech but down overall  —  Uber says it will go public in 2019  —  CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says Uber is “just getting started” when it comes to improving diversity and inclusion.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Bose acquires Andrew Mason's walking tour startup, Detour, as the Groupon founder focuses now on Descript, a startup offering tools to edit and transcribe audio  —  Groupon founder Andrew Mason's audio tour startup Detour has been sold to Bose.  The acquisition, which involves only the software …
More: Detour BlogTweets: @andrewmason
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Human Rights Watch: Chinese tech giants like Alibaba, Baidu, and Tencent discriminate against women in some job listings by posting “men only” job ads, more  —  Qualifications for the job: Must be a man  —  Silicon Valley isn't the only tech hub guilty of widespread gender discrimination.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Enterprise communications firm Mitel to be acquired for $2B by Searchlight Capital Partners in an all-cash transaction  —  Mitel, the enterprise communications company that tried but failed to buy Polycom for $2 billion, is now being acquired for $2 billion itself.

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