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May 8, 2018, 10:50 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 …
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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) …
Google AI Blog:
Google rebrands Google Research as Google AI and expands the Google AI website  —  Posted by Christian Howard, Editor-in-Chief, Google AI Communications … For the past several years, we've pursued research that reflects our commitment to make AI available for everyone.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter for Android's APK shows that Twitter is testing an encrypted DMs feature that is labeled “Secret conversations”  —  Buried inside Twitter's Android app is a “Secret conversation” option that if launched would allow users to send encrypted direct messages.
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …

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