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July 8, 2018, 3:00 PM

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Timothy McLaughlin / Wired:
How Facebook focused on Myanmar's exploding connectivity, ignored hate speech warnings before 2014 riots, and can still take days to respond to emergencies  —  The riots wouldn't have happened without Facebook.  —  ON THE THE evening of July 2, 2014 a swelling mob of hundreds …
Foeke Postma / bellingcat:
Analysis: fitness tracking website Polar Flow exposed info like names and home addresses of ~6500 military, FBI, NSA, and other staffers at 200+ sensitive sites  —  Polar, a fitness app, is revealing the homes and lives of people exercising in secretive locations, such as intelligence agencies …
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis finds ~9K Instagram accounts are pretending to be the 10 most followed people on Instagram, highlighting a problem celebrities and social networks face  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kip Moore, a country music singer-songwriter with hits like “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl,” has had some disturbing experiences with fans lately.
More: The Hill
Claire Atkinson / NBC News:
As Amazon's ad business surges, some advertisers worry they are giving it the data and market power it needs to eventually run them out of business  —  Amazon has already become something of a corporate boogeyman — and now it could be bringing its industry disruption to advertising.
More: The IPKat
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Jennifer Daniel, director of emoji for Android, describes the design process of Google's emoji and how every company's emoji is an extension of its brand  —  - The Unicode Consortium picks the actual content, but she gets to decide what makes an emoji “Googley” and design them accordingly.
Nicolás Misculin / Reuters:
As inflation soars and unemployment grows, Argentines turn to Facebook Groups to arrange trades before exchanging goods in person in barter clubs  —  SAN MIGUEL, Argentina (Reuters) - At an abandoned train station in Buenos Aires' working-class suburb of San Miguel, hundreds of Argentines gather …
Josiah Wilmoth / CCN:
HBUS, a “strategic partner” of the Singapore-based cryptocurrency exchange Huobi, has opened for business in the US with support for nine cryptocurrencies  —  Huobi-linked cryptocurrency exchange HBUS has formally opened for business in the U.S., providing one of the world's …
Economist:
US and Chinese tech giants compete in emerging markets with different strategies: US firms establish subsidiaries, Chinese companies invest in local players  —  Colossi such as Facebook and Tencent have never competed directly.  Until now  —  | MUMBAI  —  TWO contests are under …
Jennifer Elias / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Report details virtualized storage startup Tintri's fall from a $800M valuation to the brink of collapse due to management missteps and infighting  —  Tintri Inc. employees are speaking out about the dysfunction that led to the flash storage provider's precipitous decline.

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