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March 15, 2019, 6:50 PM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Christchurch, announced on 8chan, streamed on Facebook, and shared endlessly on YouTube, Twitter, and Reddit, feels like the first internet-native mass shooting  —  Before entering a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, the site of one of the deadliest mass murders in the country's history …
Sherisse Pham / CNN:
Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter struggle to halt the spread of the horrific New Zealand shooting video; one of the shooters livestreamed the attack on Facebook  —  Hong Kong (CNN Business)Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are struggling to halt the spread of horrific footage that appears to show …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees detail the process and the difficulty of moderating Facebook Live  —  On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in terror attacks in New Zealand.  Documents, sources, and interviews with senior Facebook employees show …
Apple:
Apple responds to Spotify's complaint, says Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store “without making any contributions to that marketplace”  —  We believe that technology achieves its true potential when we infuse it with human creativity and ingenuity.
Joseph Menn / Reuters:
Beto O'Rourke acknowledges that, as a teenager, he was a member of Cult of the Dead Cow, one of the oldest US computer hacker groups  —  Illustration REUTERS/Mike Segar/Troy Dunkley  —  As the Texas Democrat enters the race for president, members of a group famous for “hactivism” …
Alex Heath / Cheddar:
Source: Snap plans to announce its gaming platform, which will feature games by outside developers designed for the Snapchat app, at a partner summit on April 4  —  Snap Inc. plans to announce its long-rumored gaming platform for developers next month, Cheddar has learned.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google adds Google Translate support to its Gboard keyboard app on iOS; the feature has been available on Android since 2017  —  103 languages at your fingertips  —  Google's third-party iOS keyboard, Gboard, now supports Google Translate.  The feature has been available in the Android version …
Facebook:
Facebook debuts new AI technology to detect revenge porn shared on Facebook and Instagram and an online resource hub for its victims  —  When someone's intimate images are shared without their permission it can be devastating.  To protect victims, it's long been our policy …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Jury finds that Apple has infringed on three Qualcomm patents and awards $31M to the wireless chip maker in a lawsuit that was filed in July 2017 in San Diego  —  Apple violated three Qualcomm patents and should pay the chipmaker $31 million for infringing on its technology, a jury decided Thursday …
Japan Times:
Former Mt. Gox CEO Mark Karpeles gets suspended jail term for falsifying financial data but is acquitted of bitcoin embezzlement  —  The high-flying creator of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange received a suspended jail sentence of 2½ years after a Japanese court Friday found him guilty on charges of data manipulation.
Thomas Ricker / The Verge:
Facebook says all of its services are now operational, attributes the downtime to a “server configuration change”  —  Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook all appear to be operating normally  —  Facebook is reporting all services operational after a prolonged outage that impacted all of the company's most popular apps.
Facebook:
Facebook's Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and VP of WhatsApp Chris Daniels are leaving the company  —  Today Mark Zuckerberg shared the following post with employees.  —  Hey everyone — I want to share some important updates as we organize our company to build out the privacy-focused social platform …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:

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