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May 15, 2018, 4:35 PM

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The Guardian:
Facebook releases first content moderation report: 583M fake accounts closed in Q1 2018, action taken on almost 1.5B accounts and 2.5M instances of hate speech  —  Firm's first quarterly moderation report also shows scale of spam, hate speech and violence  —  Facebook took moderation action …
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Alistair Barr / Bloomberg:
Tim Cook says he urged President Trump to fix the DACA immigration issue in a recent White House meeting, and told him tariffs were the wrong approach to China  —  - Cook urged fixing DACA immigration issue in Trump meeting  — Apple ups buybacks because stock is ‘good value,’ Cook says
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter says it will use thousands of behavioral signals on accounts, not just content of individual tweets, when filtering search, replies, and recommendations  —  Act like a jerk, and Twitter will start limiting how often your tweets show up.  —  On Tuesday, Twitter announced a massive change …
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Uber will no longer require arbitration for individual claims of sexual assault or harassment by riders, drivers, staff, but class action suits still disallowed  —  In a surprise move, Uber said on Tuesday it is changing its long-standing policy of mandatory arbitration to exempt employees …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Microsoft provides a peek at Surface Hub 2: 50.5-inch Teams-powered tablet with a 4K+ display that can rotate into a portrait mode, due in 2019  —  Remember the Surface Hub?  You probably don't.  Unlike Microsoft's other PCs — the Surface Pro, Book, Laptop and Studio …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Tweetbot 3 for Mac arrives with a new look, a few new features like a combined Notifications view, and a tentative reprieve from Twitter's API deprecations  —  One of the more popular desktop clients for Twitter, Tweetbot, is today launching a completely rewritten version of its software, Tweetbot 3 for Mac.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Youth Portal, a site to educate teens on how their data is being used and guidelines on how to post  —  There's probably an important gap in attention being paid at internet companies to young kids that are good targets for parental controls and older ones who are having …
Wall Street Journal:
Kaspersky Lab says it will relocate some core operations from Russia to Switzerland, after US and UK intelligence agencies expressed concern about interference  —  Russian antivirus-software company will set up a new data center in Zurich by late 2019  —  Russian antivirus-software company …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Responding to UK parliament's summons threat, Facebook says Zuckerberg “has no plans to meet with the committee or travel to the UK at the present time”  —  Facebook says that it won't send Mark Zuckerberg to the UK to appear before a Parliamentary committee that threatened …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Online grocery delivery service Good Eggs raises $50M Series C led by Benchmark and aims to expand throughout the West Coast next year  —  Good Eggs, the food delivery service that promises “absurdly fresh” groceries and meal kits, has raised $50 million in new funding.
Adam White / The Coinbase Blog:
Coinbase debuts Coinbase Prime, a platform for institutional investors, Coinbase Custody, for cryptoasset safekeeping, and Coinbase Markets for better liquidity  —  The cryptocurrency market is maturing rapidly as more sophisticated institutional participants enter the space.
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon says it is disappointed after Seattle passes smaller “head tax” on large companies to build affordable housing, resumes work on Block 18 office building  —  Updated below with Amazon statement.  —  The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a smaller version of the controversial …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Crypto wallet app BRD, which had a $32M ICO in 2017, says it has 1.1M users, 76% on iOS, $6B in crypto assets under protection, aims to add financial services  —  Crypto wallets can't remain crypto wallets for long.  There is so much competition and so many scammers that value-added features like financial services are de rigueur.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Berlin- and San Francisco-based Prisma, which is expanding on Facebook's GraphQL, raises $4.5M seed funding led by Kleiner Perkins  —  Prisma, a Berlin and San Francisco startup that is betting big on GraphQL — the data query language originally developed by Facebook to make it easier …

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