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February 5, 2019, 4:55 PM

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Google launches Password Checkup, a Chrome extension that alerts users to breaches and prompts resets, and Cross Account Protection for apps with Google Sign in  —  Editor's note: Today is Safer Internet Day, but we'll be talking about it all week with a collection of posts from teams from across Google.
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger now lets you delete messages from everyone's view, for up to 10 minutes after you have sent them  —  You can now delete messages from everyone's view on Facebook Messenger  —  Facebook has come out with a feature that lets you delete messages from a conversation after you've sent them …
Robert Hackett / Fortune:
Zcash discloses a flaw, first discovered in-house last March and fixed in October, that may have allowed “infinite” counterfeiting  —  On March 1 of last year, Ariel Gabizon was tidying up a presentation he was preparing to deliver the following day at a financial cryptography conference …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Reddit is raising $150M to $300M in a Series D led by Tencent at a $2.7B pre-money valuation  —  Reddit is raising $150 million to $300 million to keep the front page of the Internet running, multiple sources tell TechCrunch.  The forthcoming Series D round is said to be led …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it has banned four armed groups in Myanmar and will remove all “related praise, support, and representation”  —  Facebook is taking action in Myanmar, the Southeast Asian country where the social network has been used to incite racial tension and violence, after it banned four armed groups from its service.
Simon Carraud / Reuters:
Apple reaches a deal with France to pay backdated taxes, with reports putting the sum at around €500M  —  PARIS (Reuters) - U.S. technology giant Apple said it had reached a deal with France to pay an undeclared amount of back-dated tax, with French media putting the sum at around 500 million euros ($571 million).
Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
A dozen Harvard students and faculty reflect on Facebook's early days, how the platform worked, and how it made them feel as its first users  —  There was a time when Facebook was small.  After all, it only existed in one place on Earth: Harvard University, where Mark Zuckerberg was a sophomore.
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