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October 28, 2018, 8:35 PM

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Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
IBM has agreed to acquire Red Hat in a deal valued at $34B, a 60%+ premium over Friday's closing price; Red Hat will become part of IBM's Hybrid Cloud division  —  IBM is acquiring Red Hat, a major distributor of open-source software and technology, in a deal valued around $34 billion, the companies announced on Sunday.
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
After Pittsburgh shooting, Gab has been suspended by PayPal, Stripe, and hosting provider Joyent; Microsoft had terminated Azure agreement with Gab last month  —  Stripe and cloud host Joyent have indicated that they will suspend Gab's accounts  —  Hours after Paypal confirmed …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter told a user that pipe bomb suspect did not violate its rules when she reported his threats weeks ago; Twitter now says it made a mistake, apologizes  —  At least two Twitter accounts linked to the man suspected of sending explosive devices to more than a dozen prominent Democrats were suspended on Friday afternoon.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers detail how state-owned China Telecom, the third largest carrier in the country, regularly hijacks internet traffic passing through the US and Canada  —  Chinese government turned to local ISP for intelligence gathering after it signed the Obama-Xi cyber pact in late 2015, researchers say.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed News:
Online hatred, trolling, harassment, and conspiracy theories are spilling into the physical world with ever greater and more alarming frequency  —  This week, reporters dredged up the online pasts of two monsters: a Florida man who was arrested for sending pipe bombs to at least a dozen …
Gabrielle Canon / The Guardian:
Ann Cavoukian, a key privacy expert in joint Toronto and Sidewalk Labs smart city project, has quit, citing opposition over proposed data collection practices  —  Wired neighborhood planned by Google sister company has raised questions over data protection  —  When it was announced last year …
The Local:
Google cancels plan to open a second startup incubator in Berlin after protests by anti-gentrification groups, says it is donating the space to local nonprofits  —  Google has called off plans to open a campus in the Kreuzberg area of Berlin.  After months of anti-gentrification protests …
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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
As children of Silicon Valley's elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new digital gap  —  America's public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.  The rich are banning screens from class altogether.
Frank Catalano / GeekWire:
Tony Ageh, chief digital officer of New York Public Library, talks about privacy concerns and other issues as libraries embrace digital transformation  —  If you want to see how a public library adopts technology at scale, consider heading to New York City.

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