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August 11, 2018, 4:10 PM

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New York Times:
Inside Twitter's Friday meeting where Jack Dorsey and executives discussed Infowars, what “dehumanizing speech” means, and a possible drafting of new policies  —  SAN FRANCISCO — With his arms folded, Jack Dorsey paced back and forth in a conference room at Twitter's headquarters on Friday afternoon.
Oliver Darcy / CNNMoney:
Twitter says it found 7 tweets by Infowars or Alex Jones that broke rules but accounts won't be suspended; 2 of the now-deleted tweets were made after Dec. 2017  —  Twitter said Friday that the accounts belonging to far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his fringe media organization InfoWars would …
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Kim Nilsson's and other WizSec cofounders' quest to find Mt. Gox's hackers, which traced stolen bitcoins to BTC-E and its alleged admin Alexander Vinnik  —  Rampant thefts are taking the shine off cryptocurrencies.  After the Mt. Gox debacle, Kim Nilsson decided to fight back.
Kathryn Watson / CBS News:
Law firm serves Wikileaks a lawsuit via Twitter on behalf of the DNC; a federal judge approved the move after attempts to serve the lawsuit via email failed  —  The Democratic National Committee on Friday officially served its lawsuit to WikiLeaks via Twitter, employing a rare method to serve …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or mobile apps  —  THE TINY, PORTABLE credit card readers you use to pay at farmer's markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike.
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Vince Beiser / Wired:
A look at Spruce Pine, NC, the obscure Appalachian source of the world's purest natural quartz used in manufacturing silicon for computer chips  —  FRESH FROM CHURCH on a cool, overcast Sunday morning in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, Alex Glover slides onto the plastic bench of a McDonald's booth.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Facebook's David Marcus is stepping down from Coinbase board citing his new assignment to lead the social media giant's blockchain strategy  —  David Marcus is stepping down from the board of directors at cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, citing his new assignment at Facebook leading the social media giant's blockchain strategy.

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