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July 7, 2018, 9:40 PM

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Washington Post:
Source: Twitter has been suspending 1M+ accounts per day in recent months, more than double its rate from October, in its fight against disinformation  —  SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter has sharply escalated its battle against fake and suspicious accounts, suspending more than one million accounts …
Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How Facebook became synonymous with the internet in a newly democratic Myanmar and ended up relying on civil society groups for help in policing rumors  —  The riots wouldn't have happened without Facebook.  —  ON THE THE evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds …
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Samsung forecasts ~$13.2B operating profit in Q2, up 5% YoY but breaking streak of quarterly records, amid reports of weak Galaxy S9 sales  —  Company expects operating profit of 14.8 trillion South Korean won; end of record-earnings streak  —  SEOUL—Samsung Electronics estimates …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Chrome and Firefox pull an extension called Stylish that sold to SimilarWeb in 2017, had roughly 2M users, and was found collecting users' web usage histories  —  The ‘Stylish’ extension has been removed after collecting users web-usage histories for over a year.
Jason Del Rey / Recode:
Sources: Groupon has contacted several public companies in the past few months to gauge interest in acquiring it; Groupon's revenues fell 5.6% in 2017 to $2.84B  —  The daily-deal pioneer's run as an independent company could be nearing an end.  —  Groupon's 10-year run as an independent company could be coming to an end.
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Sonos files for an IPO; filing reports 19M+ products sold globally and a net loss of $14.2M on revenue of $992.5M in the year ending September 30, 2017  —  The popular speaker company has announced plans for an IPO  —  Sonos officially filed for an initial public offering today …
Peter Cao / 9to5Mac:
Hands-on with the iOS 12 Shortcuts beta: the ability to hook into system events is a big upgrade, but it is otherwise similar to the original Workflow app  —  One of the more exciting things that users are looking forward to in iOS 12 is the new Shortcuts app.

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