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March 8, 2019, 2:05 PM

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Elizabeth Warren / Team Warren:
Sen. Warren proposes tech regulation, including breaking up big tech and rolling back acquisitions at Amazon, Google, and Facebook, as part of her 2020 bid  —  Team WarrenBlockedUnblockFollowFollowing  —  Twenty-five years ago, Facebook, Google, and Amazon didn't exist.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to start manufacturing its AR headset between Q4 2019 and Q2 2020; the headset will rely on iPhone for rendering and connectivity  —  Apple talks about augmented reality at any opportunity it gets, but so far its fierce ambition has only materialized to consumers as ARKit apps on the iPhone and iPad.
Joe Maring / Android Central:
Google is rolling out Continued Conversations, Assistant's feature to avoid saying “Hey Google” repeatedly in a conversation, to smart displays in the US  —  Smart Displays, like the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display, are great.  They're helpful smart home gadgets …
Clement Lecigne / Google Online Security Blog:
Google says the Chrome zero-day it patched last week was used with a zero-day impacting Windows 7 32-bit systems and that Microsoft said it's working on a fix  —  On Wednesday, February 27th, we reported two 0-day vulnerabilities — previously publicly-unknown vulnerabilities …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researchers find unprotected database owned by an email validation company with 150 GB of plaintext marketing data, including 763M unique email addresses  —  Last week, security researchers Bob Diachenko and Vinny Troia discovered an unprotected, publicly accessible MongoDB database containing …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Twitter adds new options to its reporting process for tweets that contain personal information, allowing users to specify what type of info was shared  —  New options will let users flag the specific type of personal information that is being reported  —  Twitter is adding new options …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft rolls out new Skype for Web with HD video calling, built-in call recording, and redesigned notifications  —  Hate installing Skype?  Good news: Microsoft's revamping the messaging app's browser-based client with a slew of new features.  The Seattle company today announced the rollout …

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