August 24, 2018, 12:30 PM

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Kevin Collier / BuzzFeed News:
Leaked email: representatives of the top US tech companies are meeting in SF today to discuss their tactics in preparation for the 2018 midterm elections  —  Representatives from a host of the biggest US tech companies, including Facebook and Twitter, have scheduled a private meeting for Friday …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
T-Mobile says hackers stole data like names, email addresses, account numbers of about 2M customers; no passwords, credit card or social security numbers stolen  —  T-Mobile disclosed an “incident" in which hackers accessed “some” customers' personal information—but no financial data or passwords.
Dan Tynan / The Guardian:
Amazon's army of fulfillment center employees on Twitter act as “FC ambassadors” to defend against accusations of poor warehouse working conditions  —  Army of fulfillment center employees jump to company's defense online when it faces a barrage of bad press
Jacqueline Howard / CNN:
Study: IRA-backed trolls flooded social media to amplify online debates about vaccines, often linking messages around vaccines to racial or class disparities  —  - Russian trolls and Twitter bots amplified online vaccine debates between 2014 and 2017, a new study suggests
NBC News:
New facial recognition technology at Washington Dulles airport catches man trying to enter the US illegally just three days after the tech started being used  —  An identification card from the Republic of Congo was found hidden in the man's shoe, officials said.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Microsoft is being investigated by the DOJ and the SEC over potential bribery and corruption related to software sales in Hungary  —  Justice Department, SEC investigation follows similar ones into Microsoft business partners in five other countries
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook hires HP's CMO Antonio Lucio as its CMO, replacing Gary Briggs, who said in January he would step down; Lucio will start on September 4  —  Amidst Facebook's biggest branding crisis, It's just hired a veteran CMO formerly of Pepsi and Visa to boost the social network's external image and cross-promote features inside its apps.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Google says it removed 39 YouTube channels, 6 Blogger blogs, and 13 Google+ users, with help from FireEye, tied to Iranian state media misinformation campaign  —  Google has uncovered a misinformation attack across several of its properties that it has connected to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting …
The World Bank has priced the world's first public bond issued over a blockchain; the bond will be worth $73M and managed by Commonwealth Bank of Australia  —  SYDNEY (Reuters) - The World Bank has priced the world's first public bond created and managed using only blockchain in a A$100 million …

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