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May 16, 2018, 1:10 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft is planning to release a line of lower-cost 10-inch Surface tablets, priced at ~$400, with USB-C as soon as the second half of 2018  —  - Tablets priced about $400 prepped for second half of 2018  — Surface computers now compete with PCs, Apple's IPad Pro
Alexander J Martin / Sky News:
European Parliament president says Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will give evidence to the European Parliament in person as early as next week  —  Mark Zuckerberg will appear before the EU Parliament in person to answer questions about Facebook's use of data.  —  The hearing will “hopefully” …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
With GDPR imminent, investigation finds Facebook lacks privacy controls for information inferred about users, including sensitive details used in ad targeting  —  Social network categorises users based on inferred interests such as Islam or homosexuality  —  Facebook allows advertisers …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Google partially rolls back autoplay-blocking update in Chrome 66 after it disabled audio for many web-based games, urges developers to update before October  —  Google is partially and temporarily rolling back a recent Chrome change that blocked autoplaying audio, after web developers complained …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Huawei launches Honor 10 with 5.84" 19:9 LCD 2280×1080 display, Kirin 970 and dedicated NPU, and 24MP + 16MP dual-camera, available in Europe from €399  —  In a world filled with rectangular blocks with displays, it takes a large effort to differentiate.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram app code reveals a Usage Insights dashboard that displays “time spent”, an emoji bar, and replies to comments from notifications  —  Instagram may be jumping into the time well spent movement, following the unveiling of Google's new time management controls last week.
New York Times:
Sources: DOJ and FBI are investigating Cambridge Analytica and “associated US persons”, seeking info from former employees and banks that handled its business  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department and the F.B.I. are investigating Cambridge Analytica, the now-defunct political data firm …
Eric Geller / Politico:
White House eliminates cyber coordinator role, meant to harmonize the government's cybersecurity policies, after Rob Joyce's exit, to “streamline authority”  —  The Trump administration has eliminated the White House's top cyber policy role, jettisoning a key position created during …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Sources: US cybersecurity company Tanium raises $175M at a ~$5B valuation from TPG Growth, marking its third investment in the firm  —  (Reuters) - TPG's growth investment arm has raised its stake in Tanium Inc with a $175 million investment, valuing the U.S. cyber security start-up at about $5 billion …
Dan Primack / Axios:
European online gaming firm Paddy Power Betfair says it's in talks to buy FanDuel, source says for $600M-700M, a day after SCOTUS killed ban on sports gambling  —  European online gaming company Paddy Power Betfair confirmed that it is in talks to acquire FanDuel, one day after the U.S. Supreme Court struck …

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