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May 12, 2018, 7:30 PM

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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Lawsuit seeking class action status filed against Apple in California over MacBook and MacBook Pro butterfly mechanism keyboard failures  —  A class action lawsuit filed in federal court on Friday takes Apple to task over an allegedly flawed keyboard design deployed in MacBook models from 2015 …
Jennifer Valentino-Devries / New York Times:
Securus Technologies, service provider to law enforcement, can locate any US phone in seconds, some say without proper vetting of requests  —  Thousands of jails and prisons across the United States use a company called Securus Technologies to provide and monitor calls to inmates.
Amy X. Wang / Rolling Stone:
Apple Music says it removed R. Kelly's music from featured playlists weeks ago, while Pandora currently does not promote the singer's music  —  Three streaming services have now removed the R&B singer's music from curated playlists  —  Spotify caused a mighty stir yesterday when it announced that …
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
Google's head of Android platform security says Google has started to include the requirements for security patching into its OEM agreements  —  At the annual Google I/O developer conference, the company holds several sessions about updates to the Android platform.
Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:
Denver-based startup Visible offers unlimited 5 Mbps data and voice plans at $40/mo on Verizon's network via an invite-only app, says it is funded by Verizon  —  Funded by Verizon, the startup is nearly half the cost of Verizon's similar plan  —  There's a new mobile service in town for Denverites.
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
Hoping to entice #DeleteUber users back to Uber, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says its redemption lies in safety, with upcoming features like live trip info sharing  —  Video recording rides?  Transparency about accident and assault rates?  New Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi has ideas for how to make Uber “the safest mobility platform.”
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Sources: Facebook is exploring creation of its own cryptocurrency to facilitate payments among its users, but the plans will likely take years to materialize  —  Facebook is exploring the creation of its own cryptocurrency, a virtual token that would allow its billions of users around the world …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker claims he stole data from ZooPark hacking group, some say an Iran-linked APT, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East  —  Earlier this month, Kaspersky published research on the so-called ZooPark group, which ran a hacking campaign towards Android devices across the Middle East.

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