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May 8, 2018, 8:05 AM

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Thomas Claburn / The Register:
Microsoft says it will give app developers an 85%-95% cut for all non-game apps, up from current 70%; new fee structure will go into effect later this year  —  Planned dev deal tweak lets programmers keep 95 per cent of revenue  —  Build Microsoft says it will take less money …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Q&A with Satya Nadella on ethics in tech, GDPR, CLOUD Act, AI, the future of Windows, and Microsoft-driven multi-device experiences as Microsoft Build begins  —  “We are the Windows company, after all,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told me.  —  I was at Microsoft's campus in Redmond …
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
Uber hires former NTSB chairman to advise the company on its safety culture; report says that a software flaw was responsible for the fatal accident in March  —  (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said Monday it has hired a former National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is working on Avatars, a feature akin to Snapchat's Bitmoji that allows users to create personalized avatars and use them in Messenger, private chats  —  Hidden inside the code of Facebook's Android app is an unreleased feature called Facebook Avatars that lets people build personalized …
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Google will ban ads promoting bail bonds services starting in July, citing the company's commitment to protect users from “deceptive or harmful products”  —  On Monday, Google announced that it will no longer allow ads from bail-bond companies.  —  This isn't the first time Google has singled out an entire industry.
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Following the publication of severe Drupal security flaws, 350+ sites including several government domains are now serving users cryptomining scripts  —  After the publication of two severe security flaws in the Drupal CMS, cybercrime groups have turned their sights on this web technology …
Press Association:
South Wales police defend use of facial recognition tech after it was revealed the system had a 92% error rate in the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff  —  South Wales force defends use of facial recognition technology at 2017 Champions League final  —  A police force has defended …
Washington Post:
Source: Google to debut at I/O a new set of Android controls that help users manage time they spend on their devices, amid a broader emphasis on responsibility  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Google on Tuesday plans to wade into the debate over whether technology - and the time spent on devices …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram may soon allow users to add music to their Stories using “music stickers”, according to changes to code  —  Instagram is preparing to let you add music to your Stories, judging by code found inside its Android app. “music stickers” could let you search for and add a song to your posts …

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