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December 13, 2018, 1:15 AM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Intel unveils its next CPU architecture, Sunny Cove, built to execute more instructions in parallel with lower latency, better cryptography support, and more  —  Finally, a move away from just bundling more cores together.  —  In 2019, Intel will release Core and Xeon chips built around a new architecture …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
How Amazon is trying to quell opposition to its new NYC offices by hiring well-connected lobbyists and taking to the streets to hear residents' concerns  —  Amazon is trying to quell rising opposition to its plan for offices in New York, hiring well-connected lobbyists to make its case …
Gillian Brockell / Washington Post:
Tech companies should automatically turn off irrelevant ads based on info users share, such as ads for baby gear when a pregnant person has a stillborn child  —  Dear Tech Companies:  —  I know you knew I was pregnant.  It's my fault, I just couldn't resist those Instagram hashtags — #30weekspregnant, #babybump.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
Epic Games, which makes Fortnite, unveils a free SDK, rolling out in 2019, to help developers build cross-platform games that include login and social elements  —  Online services SDK will roll out slowly through 2019.  —  Part of the massive success of Fortnite has been the ability …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to relaunch Texture as a paid news subscription service, built into the Apple News app, as soon as spring 2019, but publishers remain wary  —  - Texture is set to evolve into Apple News subscription feature  — Media executives remain wary of Apple's latest media foray
Holly Brockwell / Gizmodo UK:
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
McAfee: a coordinated cyber espionage campaign focused on defense organizations sent malware via targeted phishing messages to at least 87 firms in 24 countries  —  - The infiltration campaign — called “Operation Sharpshooter” — targeted defense and government organizations, McAfee says.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
SEC settles with the former CEO and COO of AriseBank, which it sued in January for alleged fraud and issuing unregistered securities during an ICO, for $2.7M+  —  The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has settled charges with two former executives of AriseBank, which was hit with a token sale fraud lawsuit in early 2018.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Sundar Pichai's appearance before Congress was another in a long line of pointless hearings, where lawmakers display limited knowledge and execs are evasive  —  It's hard to imagine how these hearings will result in anything more substantial than a few less-than-viral soundbites.
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