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September 3, 2018, 3:10 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Jack Dorsey has personally weighed in on content decisions at Twitter and overruled staff to keep Alex Jones and reinstate Richard Spencer's account  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has personally weighed in on high-profile decisions, frustrating some employees
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
BT, TalkTalk, BBC, Sky, ITV, and Channel 4 call for UK government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of the content carried over social networks  —  The heads of Britain's largest media and telecoms companies have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight …
Rebecca Hill / The Register:
Communiqué from Five Eyes nations tells tech industry to make accommodations on encryption, or legislative or enforcement actions may be taken for lawful access  —  Five Eyes to tech: We have ways of making you comply  —  The Five Eyes nations have told the tech industry …
New York Times:
In lawsuits against Israeli hacking tools maker NSO Group, which claims to not spy with its tools, court docs allegedly show it snooping on calls to close sales  —  The rulers of the United Arab Emirates had been using Israeli spyware for more than a year, secretly turning the smartphones …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Used car site Vroom, which laid off ~30% staff and halted Dallas and Indiana operations in March, is raising $70M and has already secured $30M, SEC filing shows  —  Despite cutting a big portion of its staff in March, Vroom is back pitching investors.  Yesterday, the site for buying …
Wall Street Journal:
JD.com founder and CEO Richard Liu arrested in Minnesota on a sexual misconduct allegation, released without bail; police say investigation is ongoing  —  E-commerce company JD.com says CEO Liu Qiangdong was released after what it says was a false accusation; Minneapolis Police say the case remains open

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