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September 26, 2018, 7:35 AM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Kevin Systrom had the CEO title, but Zuckerberg controlled Instagram's destiny, with unwavering focus on building a great business, not simply a great product  —  In the hours after The New York Times broke the story that Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger had resigned from Instagram …
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Zach Koch / The Keyword:
Google says that in Chrome 70, coming mid-October, it will allow users to disable linking Google website and Chrome sign-ins  —  We recently made a change to simplify the way Chrome handles sign-in.  Now, when you sign into any Google website, you're also signed into Chrome with the same account.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft announces that it is enabling keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One, rolling out first to Xbox Insiders in the coming weeks  —  Game developers will have to enable the support  —  Microsoft is enabling keyboard and mouse support on the Xbox One.
Motherboard:
Former Facebook content moderator sues the company for allegedly failing to protect her and others as they viewed violent videos and images, says it led to PTSD  —  In the class action lawsuit, the woman says that thousands of content moderators are subjected to “highly toxic” content as part of the job.
Daniel Roberts / Yahoo! Finance:
Coinbase announces a new process to more rapidly list digital assets compliant with local law and will now publicly announce new listings only at or near launch  —  announced on Tuesday a new policy for adding assets, and it constitutes a major change for America's biggest cryptocurrency brokerage.
David Canellis / The Next Web:
One-third of all tokens launched via an ICO in 2017-18 are not listed on any exchanges, despite half completing their funding rounds last year  —  Despite investors dropping a whopping $12 billion into Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the past year, 70 percent of cryptocurrencies outside …
Rob Pegoraro / Yahoo! Finance:
Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Former NSA employee Nghia Hoang Pho sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for taking home classified files that were then allegedly stolen by Russian hackers  —  A mysterious hacker clan.  A controversial Russian cybersecurity specialist.  A top-secret developer with sticky fingers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter announces a new policy around dehumanizing language and says it will now ask everyone for feedback about its policy changes, starting today  —  Twitter says it's going to change the way it creates rules regarding the use of its service to also now include community feedback.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Safari's Siri Suggested Websites feature found promoting conspiracy sites and misinformation; Apple says it removes any inappropriate suggestions when notified  —  Apple's Safari, one of the internet's most popular web browsers, has been surfacing debunked conspiracies, shock videos …
Ujjwal Pugalia / Amazon Web Services:
AWS announces that YubiKey can now be used as a multi-factor authentication (MFA) device to sign into the AWS management console  —  AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practice is to require all IAM and root users in your account to sign into the AWS Management Console with multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Rose Behar / Android Police:
Instagram adds notifications to its web apps and Instagram Lite, which is still in testing  —  If you use Instagram's mobile web app, then you've likely been waiting patiently for the addition of notifications since it launched in the first half of 2017.  That wait is finally over.
Jillian D'Onfro / CNBC:
Google is reversing part of its ban on cryptocurrency-related ads, plans to allow ads from regulated crypto exchanges in the US and Japan starting in October  —  - Google is reversing part of its sweeping ban on cryptocurrency-related advertising and plans to allow regulated crypto exchanges to buy ads in the United States and Japan.

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