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August 11, 2018, 2:10 AM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg arrived at the decision to take down Infowars, finally making up his mind after seeing news of Apple's removal of podcasts  —  Late on Sunday, after returning to his hotel room on a trip away from home, Mark Zuckerberg made a decision he had hoped to avoid.
BuzzFeed News:
Twitter suspends several accounts associated with the right-wing group Proud Boys and founder Gavin McInnes for violating policy on violent extremist groups  —  Twitter suspended several accounts associated with the Proud Boys, a right-wing group present at last year's Unite The Right rally …
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.
Ada Hui / CoinDesk:
Leaked prospectus: Bitmain to file for up to $18B Hong Kong IPO at $40B-$50B valuation in Sept., had $2B in revenues in Q1 and forecasts $2B+ in profits in 2018  —  Bitmain Technologies, Ltd. is about to go public.  —  According to documents obtained by CoinDesk, the cryptocurrency mining company …
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 …
Munsif Vengattil / Reuters:
Facebook changes authorization process for users who manage Pages with a large US following, requiring them to use 2FA and confirm their primary location  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) will introduce an authorization process for users who manage Facebook pages with a large U.S. following …
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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