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April 29, 2018, 11:35 AM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Eric Lundgren is going to prison for counterfeiting labels, not software; judges may not know the difference, but Microsoft does and still helped prosecute him  —  In a sickening concession to bad copyright law and Microsoft's bottom line over basic technical truths and common sense …
Jessica Nordell / The Atlantic:
How Slack has made its US workforce more diverse than other Silicon Valley companies by forgoing a diversity chief and focusing on hiring efforts from the start  —  Last week, Slack, the company whose popular, plaid-themed messaging app has simplified office communications and introduced custom fox emoji …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Mark Zuckerberg says almost 100M people now access the internet via Internet.org, up from 40M in November 2016  —  Facebook is getting the developing world online, even as the developed world criticizes its privacy practices.  Mark Zuckerberg said today on Facebook's Q1 2018 earnings call that …
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Will Oremus / Slate:
A history of the Facebook critique “if you're not paying, you're the product” and why it wrongly paints users as powerless pawns incapable of demanding change  —  The history of a dangerous idea.  —  On March 21, at the height of the scandal over Cambridge Analytica's harvesting …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Source: Apple is working on an AR/VR headset, slated for 2020, with two 8K displays that wirelessly connect to a dedicated box powered by Apple's own 5nm CPU  —  The headset, which would straddle the two technologies and tap into Apple's own chips, is slated for 2020.

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