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March 9, 2019, 11:40 AM

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Will Oremus / Slate:
By shifting focus to private messaging, Facebook is getting closer to emulating WeChat, which has made Apple's control of iOS largely irrelevant in China  —  The social network's “pivot to privacy” puts iOS in its crosshairs.  Welcome to tech's next big rivalry.
Dennis Crowley / Foursquare Intersections:
Foursquare's Hypertrending app uses Pilgrim, its SDK used by thousands of apps on millions of phones, to show where people congregate in Austin, in real time  —  Where 10 Years of Foursquare Has Led Us  —  It's been 10 years since we launched Foursquare at SXSW in 2009.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
After YouTube recategorized “Brie Larson”, star of Captain Marvel, as news in search, its algorithm surfaced videos from news publishers, pushing down trolls  —  How a simple ‘news’ tag can change everything  —  If you searched “Brie Larson” on YouTube a couple of days ago …
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sam Altman steps down as president of Y Combinator, will transition into a chairman role  —  Sam Altman is stepping down as president of influential startup incubator Y Combinator, in order to spend more time on outside interests like the OpenAI research organization.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Senator Warren's plan to curb the power of big tech, while addressing valid concerns, feels like a grandstanding populism without enough substance behind it  —  This isn't necessarily a big surprise, given that she's suggested this many times over the past few years, but 2020 Presidential …
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Maddie Stone / Gizmodo:
A deep dive into Apple's plan to stop mining the earth “one day” suggests that it will not happen until Apple overhauls its business model  —  This week, we are writing about waste and trash, examining the junk that dominates our lives, and digging through garbage for treasure.
Stan Black / Citrix Blogs:
Citrix says it was informed by the FBI that Citrix's internal network has been breached, believes some business documents may have been accessed and downloaded  —  On March 6, 2019, the FBI contacted Citrix to advise they had reason to believe that international cyber criminals gained access to the internal Citrix network.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
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