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October 1, 2018, 4:00 AM

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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
California governor signs net neutrality bill, which FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called “illegal”, into law, setting up a showdown with the FCC and ISPs  —  California Governor Jerry Brown today signed net neutrality legislation into law, setting up a legal showdown pitting his state …
Washington Post:
US Justice Department moves to sue California in order to quash its new net neutrality law  —  The Trump administration said Sunday it will sue California in an effort to block what some experts have described as the toughest net neutrality law ever enacted in the United States …
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
EU's privacy watchdog says Facebook notified them about breach on Thursday evening; experts say that seems to comply with GDPR and may limit exposure to fines  —  Privacy watchdog looks into whether social network violated European's Union new privacy law  —  A European Union privacy watchdog …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
FBI compelled a suspect to use Face ID to unlock his iPhone X, following other cases where police with warrants unlocked iPhones via Touch ID  —  Privacy concerns around iPhone X facial recognition  —  It finally happened.  The feds forced an Apple iPhone X owner to unlock their device with their face.
Eric Nuzum / Audio Insurgent:
Despite some worries about falling ad prices, podcasting audiences and ad budgets are growing as the medium matures and moves past the gold rush stage  —  What tulips, cryptocurrency, and bespoke home-delivered dog food can tell us about the resilience of audio and the madness of crowds
Javier E. David / CNBC:
Elon Musk and SEC settle; Musk admits no guilt, will remain Tesla CEO, has to resign as Chairman for 3 years, appoint 2 new independent directors, pay $20M fine  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has settled charges with Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to court documents filed on Saturday …
Gary Alexander / Seeking Alpha:
China-based CooTek, developer of TouchPal Keyboard and other apps, closes down 21% on its first day of trading on NYSE, after raising $52.2M in its IPO  —  CooTek priced its IPO at $12, the low end of its intended range of $12-$14.  —  Shares proceeded to tumble in their first day of trading …

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