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September 23, 2018, 11:15 AM

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Washington Post:
White House: draft EO ordering probes into practices of Facebook and Google is not an official document; sources: Yelp sent email with the draft EO to WH aides  —  The White House sought to distance itself Saturday from reports that President Trump is considering an executive order …
Bálint's extended musings:
Starting with Chrome 69 on desktop, users logging in to a Google site or service are automatically logged in to Chrome, which is a new mandatory login behavior  —  Starting with Chrome 69, logging into a Google Site is tied to logging into Chrome.  —  This is typically the topic where things …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple delayed launch of a streaming video service twice, most recently until March, and spiked a Dr. Dre series as it seeks less edgy content  —  The tech giant wants to make scripted shows for streaming, only without violence, politics and risqué story lines
Alyssa Hertig / CoinDesk:
Bitcoin Core client, patched earlier this week, contained a second vulnerability that let attackers create new bitcoins above the 21M hard cap  —  This week's major bitcoin bug was even worse than developers initially let on.  —  The bug originally rocked the bitcoin world when it was reported …
Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping:
Amazon increasingly looks like a traditional retailer, with Prime as a loyalty program, Basics as its house brand, and product placements via Amazon search ads  —  The narrative of Amazon's total disruption of traditional retail and ultimate dominance is well-known.
Ian King / Bloomberg:
Sources shed light on how Qualcomm's nascent server chip unit withered amid Broadcom takeover saga that resulted in cost cuts and key executive departures  —  - Nascent server chip unit whithered amid dealmaking, cost cuts  — SoftBank-backed management buyout is said to have fizzled
Brian Patrick Eha / BREAKER:
How cryptocurrency lobbying evolved from startup employees educating local officials on basics of blockchain to well funded PACs for electing crypto champions  —  John Collins will not say who asked him about the Antichrist.  —  It was an elected official of one of these 50 states …
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Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge:
Telltale Games, which makes games based on franchises such as Jurassic Park and Batman, lays off most of its staff, keeps 25 to begin “majority studio closure”  —  Telltale Games, creators of episodic adventure games like The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, and Batman …
Lux Alptraum / The Verge:
A look at SASS, which provides anonymous online counseling on abortion pills and helps women avoid prosecution in states where self-managed abortion is illegal  —  For many people, the phrase “illegal abortion” calls to mind images of back alley clinics, medical providers with questionable credentials …
New York Times:
Doctors and scientists at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center strongly object to its for-profit deal with AI startup PAIGE for exclusive rights to patient data  —  An artificial intelligence start-up founded by three insiders at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center debuted with great fanfare in February …

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