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May 15, 2018, 12:10 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
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
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos says ~85% of new spending to go toward original content, plans to have about 1,000 originals total by the end of 2018  —  Netflix is sharply steering its new content spending toward original projects, with around 85% of new spending going toward original TV shows …
Seb Joseph / Digiday:
Advertisers on Facebook are re-examining their ad spend commitments to the platform as average price per ad goes up and ad targeting gets harder after GDPR  —  Advertisers are more concerned that they are wasting money on Facebook than they are about the platform's privacy lapses.

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