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September 25, 2018, 7:35 PM

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Kevin Systrom / Instagram:
Kevin Systrom's statement on his and Mike Krieger's departure from Instagram says they plan to take time off “to explore our curiosity and creativity again”  —  Mike and I are grateful for the last eight years at Instagram and six years with the Facebook team.
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 …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Instagram's co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, the co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, have resigned and plan to leave the company in the coming weeks …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
David Faber / CNBC:
Qualcomm expands its lawsuit against Apple, claiming Apple stole source code and chip secrets and gave them to Intel to improve the performance of iPhone chips  —  - Qualcomm hopes the court will amend its allegations to an existing lawsuit against Apple for breaching the so called master software agreement …
Rob Pegoraro / Yahoo! Finance:
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.
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.
Washington Post:
Inside the meeting of federal and state law enforcement that signals a willingness to probe tech giants; MS AG: “focus is going to be on antitrust and privacy”  —  A meeting of the country's top federal and state law enforcement officials on Tuesday could presage a series of sweeping …
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.
Klint Finley / Wired:
A look at Tidelift, a startup described as “Netflix for open source”, that hopes subscription fees will let coders keep open source projects patched and updated  —  HENRY ZHU MAKES software that's crucial to websites you use every day, even if you've never heard of him or his software.

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