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May 26, 2018, 7:40 PM

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Jessica Davies / Digiday:
With the arrival of GDPR, ad platform vendors like DoubleClick warn publishers about steep EU ad volumes declines, at least for the short term  —  The arrival of the General Data Protection Regulation's enforcement May 25 has hurled the digital media and advertising industries into a tailspin.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report: Apple to give some developers more access to iPhone NFC chip for Apple Pay-like contactless interactions like opening doors or replacing transit cards  —  The Information reports that Apple will be taking a big leap in iOS 12, giving some third-party developers full access …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FBI and DOJ ask users to restart routers and NAS devices to disrupt VPNFilter malware and help identify infected devices, which Cisco estimates is 500K+ devices  —  Feds take aim at potent VPNFilter malware allegedly unleashed by Russia.  —  The FBI is advising users of consumer-grade routers …
Ana Swanson / New York Times:
Trump tweets that ZTE will have to pay $1.3B fine, give high-level security guarantees, and change its management and board to have US sanctions lifted  —  WASHINGTON — The Trump administration told lawmakers it had reached a deal that would keep the Chinese telecom firm ZTE alive …
Charles Fitzgerald / Platformonomics:
Analysis: IBM and Oracle are tens of billions behind Amazon, Google, and Microsoft in CAPEX, and grow much slower in cloud infrastructure from a much lower base  —  In previous installments (2017, 2018) of Follow the CAPEX™ (merch store opening soon!), we've looked at the capital expenditures behind …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy  —  After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Apple to start reporting government requests to remove apps from App Store, satisfied 79% of ~30K government requests for info on devices from July to Dec. 2017  —  Apple issued one of its bi-annual transparency reports today, and apart from the usual numbers on account takedown requests …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Interview with nine members of the Facebook team tasked with fighting misinformation on how recent product changes affect the way the News Feed works  —  On Monday, I sat down with nine members of the team at Facebook fighting fake news: Eduardo Ariño de la Rubia, John Hegeman …

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