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December 12, 2018, 8:00 AM

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New York Times:
Sources: Marriott hack part of Chinese intelligence effort that also hacked health insurers, other hotels, and security clearance files of millions of Americans  —  WASHINGTON — The cyberattack on the Marriott hotel chain that collected passport information or other personal details …
Recode:
Recap of Pichai's testimony before Congress, where he said Google had 100+ people working on a Chinese search engine but has no plans to launch it “right now”  —  Here's what we learned when the search giant's CEO answered questions from the House Judiciary Committee.
Shira Ovide / Bloomberg:
Congress and tech companies are failing the public with hearings that point fingers and duck questions, should instead have talks that work toward solutions  —  Both sides are failing to make tech companies accountable.  —  Here's what I learned from watching Mr. Pichai go to Washington …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Tokopedia, Indonesia's largest online marketplace, says it has raised $1.1B led by SoftBank's Vision Fund and Alibaba; source: the deal values company at $7B  —  Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia is the latest startup to enter the Vision Fund after it raised $1.1 billion led by the SoftBank megafund and Alibaba.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Report: Uber operations manager sent 890-word email to execs with serious concerns about autonomous program just days before an Uber vehicle killed a pedestrian  —  Solutions that could have prevented collision were proposed  —  An 890-word email was sent to Uber's executives …
Eli Hodapp / TouchArcade:
Epic Games pulls Infinity Blade trilogy from the App Store, says it has become increasingly difficult to support the series at a level that meets its standards  —  The App Store had evolved considerably over the years, but one of the most distinct divisions of time in the early days …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Instagram says it is testing “creator account” profiles with specialized tools like analytics and DM filtering, rolling out more widely next year  —  A small group of high-profile Instagram users are testing the new “creator account” profiles, which offer tools tailored to influencers.

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