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May 14, 2018, 6:20 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Facebook suspends ~200 suspicious apps as part of investigation and audit of apps, out of “thousands” reviewed so far  —  Did you just notice a Facebook app has gone AWOL?  After reviewing “thousands” of apps on its platform following a major data misuse scandal that blew up in March …
New Scientist:
Investigation: data collected by Facebook quiz myPersonality was shared with researchers over insecure site, leaving 3M+ users' details vulnerable for 4 years  —  Data from millions of Facebook users who used a popular personality app, including their answers to intimate questionnaires …
Kate Conger / Gizmodo:
Sources: about a dozen Google employees resign in protest over the firm's continued involvement in providing image classification AI to Pentagon's Project Maven  —  It's been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company's decision …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google revamps consumer storage plans, now called Google One, adds $3/mo. tier for 200 GB, drops 2 TB plan price to $10/mo., and adds free product tech support  —  Google is revamping its consumer storage plans today by adding a new $2.99/month tier for 200 GB of storage and dropping the price …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers warn about critical flaws in PGP and S/MIME that can reveal the plaintext of encrypted emails, recommend uninstalling those tools from email clients  —  The flaws, can expose e-mails sent in the past and “pose an immediate threat.”  —  The Internet's two most widely used methods …
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
As SCOTUS kills law that banned gambling on sports in most states, media firms with exposure to sports streaming events, including online betting firms, win big  —  Whoever had the over on DraftKings' boss Jason Robins and FanDuel chief executive Matt King being given a potential billion dollar windfall …
Tim Higgins / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Tesla engineers discussed adding eye tracking and better sensors to Autopilot to help alert drivers, were rejected over tech's ineffectiveness and cost  —  Executives rejected adding more tech warnings to inattentive drivers, due to concerns over effectiveness and costs
Michael Brown / PCWorld:
Wi-Fi Alliance introduces Wi-Fi EasyMesh certification that aims to ensure interoperability between wireless mesh routers from different manufacturers  —  The Wi-Fi Certified EasyMesh program that the Wi-Fi Alliance announced today promises to do for mesh networks what the Alliance has long done …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
HP unveils Envy all-in-one PCs with built-in Alexa support, updates Envy and Elite device lineup with new designs, faster processors, and better displays  —  Better graphics, 700-nit brightness screens, and more define HP's newest PCs.  —  HP announced a slew of updates to its premium lines …

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