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May 22, 2018, 5:35 PM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities' law enforcement adopted Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public discourse  —  Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month …
Dani Deahl / The Verge:
Twitter announces it is killing off its apps for Xbox, Roku, and Android TV on May 24  —  Probably for the best  —  Today Twitter announced it is killing off several of its apps, including Twitter for Android TV, Twitter for Roku, and Twitter for Xbox.  —  Twitter for Xbox allowed …
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed:
Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to mute others in their feed without having to unfollow them  —  Instagram just announced a desperately needed feature: a mute button. … Previously, it was possible to mute someone's Stories (tap and hold their profile icon), but not their photos in your main feed.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook's power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted to answer  —  Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer: Starbucks' mobile payment service had 20.7M US users in 2017, over Apple Pay's 19.9M and Google Pay's 9.3M, and is expected to keep outpacing them  —  People really love getting their coffee more quickly.  Starbucks, which has operated its own mobile payments service since 2011 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US and China reach broad outline of a deal to settle ZTE controversy that would lift US sales ban in exchange for major management changes and fines  —  Deal would lift the ban on U.S. companies selling components and software to ZTE  —  The U.S. and China have agreed on the broad outline …
Will Oremus / Slate:
The scandals around LocationSmart and Securus, dealers of millions of Americans' real-time cell location data, should be a bigger deal than Cambridge Analytica  —  Wireless carriers are sharing your real-time location with shady third parties—and a bug lets anyone use that data to track you.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
LG G7 ThinQ review: very bright 6.1" IPS LCD display with notch, the wide angle camera has improved, but battery life is mediocre and the software is not great  —  LG's new G7 ThinQ has a horrendous name, but the phone itself is pretty important.  It's not a stretch to call this a restart for the company.
Politico:
Sources: Trump has rebuffed efforts to improve security around his phone use, has gone as long as five months without having phone checked by security experts  —  The president has kept features at risk for hacking and resisted efforts by staff to inspect the phones he uses for tweeting.
Kashmir Hill / Gizmodo:
Inside WhiteBoxDating, the “wordpress for dating” catering to any niche, comes pre-loaded with many fake “users”, and is home to Trump.dating, NeverTrump.dating  —  Earlier this year, the media got very excited about Trump.dating, a site for the pro-Donald set that promised to “make dating great again.”

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