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August 18, 2018, 9:45 AM

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Casey Newton / The Interface:
Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim  —  On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets.  Employees who had been pressing top executives …
Bloomberg:
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones  —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox
Sean Hollister / CNET:
After Valve registered Steam.tv domain today, the site is now live as a game streaming website currently only showing its annual Dota 2 international tournament  —  Over the past couple hours, we've seen a smattering of reports that PC gaming giant Valve had registered a new domain name: Steam.tv.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter's actions to limit third-party apps illustrate the company's indecisiveness, which sources say stems from Jack Dorsey's cautious leadership style  —  What the Alex Jones controversy and its move to limit third-party apps have in common  —  Why does Twitter move so slowly?
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Adam Segal / Foreign Affairs:
How President Xi Jinping plans to turn China into a “cyber-superpower” that will dominate the web through domestic regulations, innovation, and foreign policy  —  For almost five decades, the United States has guided the growth of the Internet.  From its origins as a small Pentagon program …
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Reuters:
Sources: Facebook is contesting DOJ's demand to make end-to-end encrypted Messenger voice conversations available for wiretapping in a case against MS-13 gang  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. government is trying to force Facebook Inc (FB.O) to break the encryption in its popular Messenger app …

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