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March 1, 2019, 10:01 AM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says in the coming months it will test a Hide Tweet feature that allows users to hide replies to their tweets that others can view through a menu option  —  Twitter has confirmed it's developing a new “Hide Tweet” option, but has yet to provide detail about its launch plans for the feature.
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon says it has decided to stop selling Amazon Dash buttons globally, but will continue supporting new orders made through existing Dash buttons  —  Amazon has come up with some pretty odd ideas over the years: delivery inside your car, a talking tablet for your kitchen counter …
Finextra Research:
Revolut CFO Peter O'Higgins resigns this week in wake of allegations made against Revolut of allowing money laundering and using dodgy hiring practices  —  The CFO of Revolut has resigned as the fintech unicorn makes headlines for all the wrong reasons, with allegations surface over serious lapses …
J. David Goodman / New York Times:
Sources: Gov. Cuomo spoke to Amazon execs, including Bezos, to try to lure Amazon back to NYC; full-page ad by NY civic leaders in Friday's NYT urges the same  —  [What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]  —  Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who was staggered …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Tesla says it is shifting all sales globally to online, resulting in some store closures and layoffs but allowing vehicle prices to be lowered by ~6% on average  —  Tesla is moving all of its sales online, a dramatic shift in its sales strategy that will result in the closure of stores …
YouTube Creator Blog:
YouTube says it will disable comments on almost all videos featuring minors, improve classification of comments, and continue to ban harmful accounts  —  We know that many of you have been closely following the actions we're taking to protect young people on YouTube and are as deeply concerned as we are that we get this right.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
In letter to Sen. Warner, Facebook says teens were ~18% of users of its Research app over its lifetime; Facebook had said publicly that teens were less than 5%  —  Facebook has changed its story after initially trying to downplay how it targeted teens with its Research program …
New York Times:
Sources: Facebook told crypto exchanges that it hopes to launch its own coin for WhatsApp, pegged to a basket of fiat currencies, in the first half of the year  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Some of the world's biggest internet messaging companies are hoping to succeed where cryptocurrency start-ups …
Simon van Zuylen-Wood / Vanity Fair:
Inside Facebook's content policy team, which is made up of several dozen Facebook engineers, lawyers, and PR people, who decide what users can post  —  The company blew it on privacy and fake news.  Can it do better against trolls and racists?  An exclusive embed with Facebook's shadow government.

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