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April 24, 2018, 11:45 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 …
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.
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 …
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 …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
SEC says Altaba, the holding company that owns the remains of Yahoo, must pay a $35M fine to settle charges that it misled investors over 2014 hack by Russians  —  - In 2014, Yahoo was hacked by a state-sponsored actor identified as Russia.  — Investors didn't learn about the incident until 2016.
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 …
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