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July 20, 2018, 10:45 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
WhatsApp to test limiting the forwarding of messages to 20 chats globally and 5 chats in India in a bid to stop the spread of fake news  —  The social messaging service has been blamed for its role in spreading dangerous and inaccurate information.  —  Facebook-owned WhatsApp is making changes …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Facebook executives struggle to describe a coherent strategy to deal with misinformation on the site; it's a hodgepodge of “exceptions to the exceptions”  —  Facebook was once the most nimble company of its generation.  The speed at which it adapted to every challenge was legendary.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Twitter launch the Data Transfer Project, a data portability platform for users to move data between online service providers  —  An open-source collaboration for “the future of portability”  —  Today, Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter joined to announce …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Cyberattack on Singapore's largest healthcare institution SingHealth steals details of 1.5M patients, including the Prime Minister  —  Local media say the hack is believed to be state-sponsored  —  Singapore has been hit by what local media is calling the country's worst ever cyber attack.
Microsoft:
Microsoft Q4: $30.1B in revenue, up 17% YoY; operating income up 35% YoY to $10.4B; Intelligent Cloud revenue up 23% YoY to $9.6B and Azure revenue up 89% YoY  —  Microsoft Cloud Drives Record Fourth Quarter Results  —  REDMOND, Wash. — July 19, 2018 — Microsoft Corp. today announced …
BuzzFeed News:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg called Trump to congratulate him after his election victory; Facebook has privately praised Trump campaign's use of its platform  —  In the days following Donald Trump's election victory over Hillary Clinton, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg placed a secret …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook's plans for a nationwide rollout of WhatsApp payments service in India is being held up by government concerns over storage of user data  —  - Officials are said to have concerns about where data's stored  — The social media giant had geared up for a nationwide launch
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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
San Francisco says it expects to issue permits for its 24-month electric scooter pilot program sometime in August, selecting from 12 applicants  —  You would think that Amazon, Reddit, Wikipedia and other highly popular websites would by now tell you that “password1” or “hunter2” is a terrible password — just terrible.

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