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May 17, 2018, 7:35 AM

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Peter Kafka / Recode:
YouTube to launch a paid version of YouTube Music next week, at $10/month; YouTube Red will be replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra  —  YouTube Music is launching Tuesday, and YouTube Red is going away.  It's being replaced by YouTube Premium, and it will cost extra.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
YouTube will use Content ID data to display full music credits and link to the official videos of artists and songs  —  YouTube is to begin surfacing more song and artist information for videos that are hosted on the YouTube platform.  —  The Google-owned video-streaming giant has long offered …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Senate narrowly votes to block Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality rules; the resolution now 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 …
Andrew Rice / Wired:
Profile of Ajit Pai, the FCC chairman who orchestrated net neutrality repeal and is a nerdy conservative ideologue reviled by some and cast as a hero by others  —  IN MARCH, AJIT Pai, the 45-year-old chair of the Federal Communications Commission, took to the internet—a community …
Jessica Conditt / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Xbox Adaptive Controller, designed for video game players with disabilities, which will cost $99.99 and go on sale later this year  —  Microsoft stumbled into the accessibility market about three years ago, with the launch of the Xbox One Elite controller.
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.
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.
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 …
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” …
Melanie Ehrenkranz / Gizmodo:
After passenger's murder, Didi no longer shows profile pictures or lets users rate and tag each others' appearances, removing tags like “long legs”, “beauties”  —  China's ride-sharing behemoth Didi is trying to make its platform safer for users after a 21-year-old woman …
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 …
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Profile of Jürgen Schmidhuber, the controversial AI pioneer whose Swiss startup Nnaisense is working on developing an artificial general intelligence (AGI)  —  Jürgen Schmidhuber says he'll make machines smarter than us.  His peers wish he'd just shut up.
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 …
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.

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