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May 16, 2018, 11:10 PM

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Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker breaches servers of Securus, a firm enabling real-time warrantless cell location tracking for cops, and provides access to its clients' data to reporter  —  A hacker has provided Motherboard with the login details for a company that buys phone location data from major telecom companies and then sells it to law enforcement.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution next heads to the House, where it faces long odds  —  Senate defies “armies of lobbyists,” but House may help FCC kill net neutrality.  —  The US Senate today voted to reverse the Federal Communications …
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
Graham Rapier / Business Insider:
SEC created a satirical cryptocurrency site called HoweyCoins to warn investors about ICO scams, complete with a nine-page whitepaper and an expiring 15% bonus  —  - HoweyCoin, a satirical ICO website made the the US' top securities regulator, is a warning against scams.
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” …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple has quietly explored opening a campus in Northern Virginia, to accommodate 20,000 employees, as well as in North Carolina, according to multiple reports  —  For the last several months, Apple has been exploring locations for a new campus focusing on technical support, and according to new reports …
Chloe Aiello / CNBC:
Former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan, who was fired last November following disclosure of Uber's 2016 data breach, is joining Cloudflare as its CSO  —  - He said he chose Cloudflare because the company matches his passion for “securing the whole internet.”  — The announcement comes at a pivotal …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter delays shutdown of legacy APIs to August 16, makes Account Activity API generally available, reduces free Premium Sandbox subscriptions allowed to 15  —  Twitter is giving developers more time to adjust to its API platform overhaul, which has affected some apps' ability to continue operating in the same fashion.
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 …
Reuters:
Whole Foods debuts new discount program for Amazon Prime customers, with 10% off hundreds of sale items and rotating weekly specials, rolling out first in FL  —  (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) and Whole Foods Market are making a surgical strike in the already brutal grocery price war.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Investigation shows buying fake Facebook accounts is easy and affordable; one seller says there are always thousands in stock as marketplaces thrive  —  Thirty minutes and a little bitcoin can buy you an army of believable Facebook users.  —  Audrey Mitchell is a 23-year-old New York City transplant from London.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Facebook to let users share voice messages with friends, archive Stories, and save photos and videos from the in-app camera directly to the Facebook cloud  —  All three features are rolling out to India first  —  Facebook, the app you used to use before Instagram, is making three updates …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Hands-on with OnePlus 6, coming May 22: 19:9 ratio 6.28" AMOLED display and a small notch, starting at $529 for 6GB RAM/64GB model, $629 for 8GB RAM/256GB  —  It's been only six months since the launch of the OnePlus 5T, but today the company is pushing out a new device that both packs …

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