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March 12, 2019, 6:10 PM

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Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Senator Warren's proposal would create massive new problems, have significant unintended consequences, and not address the issues she is concerned about  —  Senator Elizabeth Warren deserves credit: I have been writing about antitrust, particularly in the context of Aggregation Theory …
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Facebook pulled ads from Sen. Warren's campaign calling for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants, citing policy violations, but is now restoring them  —  Facebook removed several ads placed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren's presidential campaign that called for the breakup of Facebook and other tech giants.
Saqib Shah / Engadget:
Mozilla's free encrypted file sharing service Firefox Send is now available to all Firefox users and has its own Send Android app in beta  —  Mozilla has made privacy Firefox's calling card, while lambasting companies it believes don't meet the bar on security.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Amazon pledges to keep Eero's network data private as its acquisition of the company officially closes  —  Eero will be run independently inside Amazon  —  Amazon's deal to acquire mesh Wi-Fi router company Eero has officially closed, expanding the retail giant's stable of consumer hardware offerings.
New York Times:
After two Boeing 737 Max 8s crash in six months, leading many to ground them, Boeing says it will update their flight control software in the coming weeks  —  • The European Union suspended “all flight operations” of the Boeing 737 Max model that has crashed twice in the past six months.
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Ripple launches a $100M fund, overseen by Forte, to encourage integration of blockchain into games, such as in-game marketplaces, with grants to developers  —  The cryptocurrency company Ripple on Tuesday announced an ambitious project to integrate blockchain technology into video games.
Kim Zetter / Motherboard:
Researchers find a severe flaw in the new Swiss online voting system, slated to roll out this year, which they say would allow someone to alter votes undetected  —  Researchers have found a severe issue in the new Swiss internet voting system that they say would let someone alter votes undetected.
Byrne Hobart:
The Bay Area is no longer the best place to start tech companies, as rising housing costs push workers to join established companies with market salaries  —  California is hard to beat.  There are richer places with worse weather, there are (a few) nicer climates with worse economies …
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
Uber settles two years-old lawsuits over driver classification for $20M, a boon to the company as it prepares to go public  —  The ride-hail company gets to continue not paying for traditional benefits like paid sick time and workers' compensation  —  The fight over the classification …
USA Today:
A look at the emergence of Atlanta as the nation's black tech capital, where about 25% of tech workers were reported to be African American in 2016  —  ATLANTA — Over an iPad and a cup of tea, Marcus Blackwell Jr. is talking up his mobile app that uses music to help kids learn math.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify Premium now offers a subscription to Hulu's ad-supported plan for free, in a deal available to new and existing users in the US until June 10  —  Hulu and Spotify today announced an expansion of their partnership on discounted streaming bundles, which lowers the price of Hulu's ad-supported service to, well... nothing.

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Google Cloud:
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Intel:
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