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May 12, 2018, 9:25 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 …
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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / BleepingComputer.com:
Researchers at Symantec say seven malicious apps they detected and reported to Google slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name  —  Security researchers are reporting that malicious Android apps they have detected and reported to Google the first time, have slipped back into the Play Store after changing their name.
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.”
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.
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.
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker says he stole data from ZooPark hacking group, some say an Iran-linked APT, which ran a hacking campaign targeting 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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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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