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September 17, 2018, 6:50 AM

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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Salesforce founder Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne Benioff, to buy Time Magazine for $190M from Meredith Corp., expecting to close within 30 days  —  Benioffs won't have day-to-day operational role at Time Magazine  —  Time magazine will have a new home.
Owen Thomas / San Francisco Chronicle:
Interview with Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, on his philanthropic priorities in SF, and why he invests in schools to help solve the “digital refugee” crisis  —  Salesforce's chief on the future of jobs, education, homelessness and the environment — and everything else we could get him to talk about
Wall Street Journal:
Amazon confirms it is investigating claims that its employees in US and China accepted bribes for internal data and other confidential info on Amazon merchants  —  Employees, through intermediaries, are offering internal data to help merchants increase their sales on the website
Linus Torvalds / LKML Archive on lore.kernel.org:
Linux creator and project lead Linus Torvalds apologizes for years of rude behavior, says he is temporarily stepping away from Linux maintenance to get better  —  From: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org> To: Linux Kernel Mailing List <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org> Subject …
Danah Boyd / Data & Society:
How extremists exploit tech's respect of “free speech” and media's bias to cover “both sides” to amplify fringe messages and get into mainstream conversation  —  This is a crib of a talk that Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd gave at the Online News Association conference …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Facebook seeks to hire a Director of Human Rights Policy to steer investigations into human rights abusers on its platforms  —  Facebook has faced criticism for its slow response to the Myanmar government's use of its social network to fuel atrocities, and it's determined to prevent that from happening again.

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