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March 4, 2019, 11:40 AM

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Facebook has urged users to enable phone number-based 2FA, but the numbers are used in a user lookup feature with no opt out and to target ads, sparking outcry  —  Users are complaining that the phone number Facebook hassled them to use to secure their account with two-factor authentication …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
USB Implementers Forum announces USB 4, which offers a maximum speed of 40 Gbps, double that of USB 3.2, and support for Thunderbolt 3  —  Double the speed of USB 3.2 up to 40 Gbps  —  Hot on the heels of USB 3.2 receiving a confusing Gen 2x2 suffix, the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) …
New York Times:
Sources: Huawei is preparing to sue the US government for banning federal agencies from using the company's products  —  SHANGHAI — The Chinese electronics giant Huawei is preparing to sue the United States government for banning federal agencies from using the company's products, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Messari:
Coinbase exec says they felt compelled to buy Neutrino quickly to bring blockchain analytics in-house, because Coinbase's vendors were selling its clients' data  —  In an alarming interview on Cheddar, Coinbase Director of Institutional Sales, Christine Sandler, suggested …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
After four years and $2B+ in funding, OneWeb's first six satellites have launched, as part of a planned constellation of 650 to provide global internet access  —  Update: Launch and deployment successful!  —  After four years and more than $2 billion in funding, OneWeb is ready to launch …

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