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May 13, 2018, 5:00 AM

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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.
Brett Bull / Variety:
A look at the $1.6B video streaming market in Japan, where Netflix and Amazon are using the power of original shows to take on Hulu and homegrown dTV  —  Since launching in Japan in 2015, Netflix has focused on providing high-quality and original content from both international and local sources.
Rich Woods / Neowin:
Ubuntu will soon be available for ARM64-powered Windows devices, a year after being made available for x64 devices in the Microsoft Store  —  It was this time last year that Microsoft announced that it was bringing Ubuntu to the Windows Store (now the Microsoft Store), along with other Linux distributions.
Jalil Ahmad Rezayee / Reuters:
How the Code for Hire initiative in Afghanistan is helping young women fight inequality and poor employment opportunities by teaching them to code  —  HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Think Super Mario Bros, but with an Afghan twist.  This is how Afghanistan's first generation of female coders explain …
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.”

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