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January 27, 2019, 9:20 PM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Zuckerberg's WSJ op-ed and rumored push to unify messaging infrastructure across Facebook's apps may be signs of company's increased concern about regulation  —  It sure feels like regulation is coming for Facebook.  —  The threat of government regulation has been looming over Facebook …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Cade Metz / New York Times:
How satellite data startups like Orbital Insight and SpaceKnow track businesses, illegal mining, oil tankers, and more for clients like hedge funds and banks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In October, the Chinese province of Guangdong — the manufacturing center on the southern coast that drives 12 percent …
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Distributed Denial of Secrets, a WikiLeaks-like online repository launched last month by transparency advocates, publishes 175 GB of leaked Russian documents  —  A group of transparency advocates on Friday posted a mammoth collection of hacked and leaked documents from inside Russia …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung's Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone jack  —  Well, the leaks start coming and they don't stop coming  —  There's less than a month to go before Samsung unveils …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Testing GDPR's “Right of Access”, a reporter received 138GB of raw personal data from Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google, much of which was very hard to parse  —  138GB of data and no real answers  —  If the numerous tech scandals of recent years have taught us anything …
Gabriella Borter / Reuters:
Psychiatrists notice an uptick in cases and US in-patient treatment programs for internet addiction, but some key institutions don't recognize it as a disorder  —  CINCINNATI (Reuters) - When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction.
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Illinois Supreme Court rules that companies can be sued for collecting biometric data without opt-in consent, even if no tangible injury was demonstrated  —  Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared …
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News:
Independent artists say Amazon has failed to implement even minor changes that would make it harder for merchants to sell goods that violate artist copyrights  —  Independent artists, who aren't afforded the same protection as big brands on Amazon, say that fighting copyright infringement by third-party sellers is never-ending.
Brookings:
Report: small US cities, rural communities, and Rust Belt states most at risk of automated job replacement; men, younger workers, and minorities most vulnerable  —  Senior Research Analyst - Metropolitan Policy Program  —  Senior Research Assistant - Metropolitan Policy Program
Kevin Roose / New York Times:

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Intel:
The field of opportunity for AI is immense—does your CPU have AI Inside?  —  Here are three questions every technology buyer should be asking of their AI tech supplier.

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