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May 2, 2018, 12:50 PM

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Facebook confirms it has fired one of its security engineers who allegedly used privileged access to stalk women online  —  After a member of the information security community provided evidence to Facebook's chief information security officer, the company has terminated a security engineer …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook to bring outside advisors for a civil rights audit of its impact on minority groups and to investigate claims it's biased against conservative voices  —  To address allegations of bias, Facebook is bringing in two outside advisors — one to conduct a legal audit of its impact …
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
LG announces G7 ThinQ with 6.1" QHD+ LCD display and notch, dual 16MP rear cameras, 3,000mAh battery, Snapdragon 845, Android Oreo, Assistant button, and more  —  Photography by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge  —  After months of leaks, LG's new G7 ThinQ phone is officially here.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu says it has surpassed 20M subscribers in the US, introduces offline mode, and inks animation deal with DreamWorks  —  Hulu now has over 20 million U.S. subscribers - that's up from the 17 million-plus it claimed in January.  The news of its subscriber growth is being delivered alongside …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Nokia to sell its digital health division to Eric Carreel, cofounder of Withings, which Nokia acquired for €170M in 2016; deal expected to close late Q2 2018  —  Nokia's unsuccessful foray into digital health hardware and services looks like it is finally coming to an end.
Giovanni Buttarelli / European Data Protection …:
Ahead of GDPR, EU data watchdog says internet platforms that collect user data are like “sweatshops” exploiting users in exchange for so called “free” services  —  The digital information ecosystem farms people for their attention, ideas and data in exchange for so called ‘free’ services.
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Signal says Amazon has warned the company to stop using the anti-censorship domain-fronting technique if it wants to continue using AWS  —  Telegram has been putting up an impressive fight against the governments of Russia and Iran in high-profile efforts to censor the messaging service over the last few weeks.
Apple:
Apple Q2: revenue of $61.1B, up 16% YoY, as iPhone sales rise 3% YoY to 52.3M, iPad sales rise 2% YoY to 9.1M, Mac sales fall 3% YoY to 4.08M; stock up 3%+  —  Revenue Grows 16 Percent and EPS Grows 30 Percent to New March Quarter Records  —  New $100 Billion Share Repurchase Authorization Announced, Dividend Raised by 16 Percent
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Shelly Banjo / Bloomberg:
A look at the frenzy to hire young talent in the Chinese tech industry, where three-quarters of tech workers are younger than 30 and age discrimination is legal  —  Ou Jianxin said goodbye to his wife and two young children shortly after 9 a.m. on a cold day last December.
Manish Singh / The Outline:
Facebook has quietly ended its Free Basics program in more than six nations and territories in recent months including Myanmar and Latin American markets  —  Facebook enabled ethnic-cleansing-related hate speech in Myanmar; many died and thousands fled.  Rather than take responsibility, it's turning away.

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