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January 22, 2019, 8:05 AM

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Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Google fined €50M by French watchdog CNIL under GDPR for alleged lack of transparency, info, and consent about ads personalization in Android's onboarding flow  —  The CNIL, the French data protection watchdog, has issued its first GDPR fine of $57 million (€50 million).
Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
In email to customers, Munchery says it will end operations effective immediately and will refund any outstanding orders; Munchery had raised $125M+ from VCs  —  San Francisco startup Munchery, which delivers microwavable dinners and meal kits in its hometown and other Western cities …
Reuters:
WhatsApp is now globally limiting the forwarding of messages to five recipients, in a bid to fight “misinformation and rumors”  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's WhatsApp (FB.O) messenger service is globally limiting the number of times a user can forward a message to five …
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Spotify is testing a feature on iOS that will allow users to block any artist  —  Yes, it's finally happening.  Spotify seems to be testing a new feature for its app that will allow users to block any artist on the platform.  The block button is a much-requested feature from Spotify users …
Donie O'Sullivan / CNN:
Twitter, citing rules violation, suspends account that helped amplify the video of an encounter between a Native American elder and students wearing MAGA hats  —  New York (CNN Business) — Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between …
Eric Bellman / Wall Street Journal:
The rise of mobile video in India is requiring YouTube and others to innovate to better serve Indian users, who average 40+ hours/month of video from data plans  —  Explosion of video is transforming India's media landscape, and companies are scrambling to feed demand

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