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March 15, 2019, 11:30 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 …
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” …
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.
Owen Williams / Charged:
A point-by-point analysis of Apple's eloquent PR doublespeak response to Spotify's antitrust complaint  —  Apple remained silent for two entire days after Spotify accused it of unfair practices, apparently stunned by the sudden turn of events.  Now, it's responded to Spotify's claims …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter confirms it is testing a “Subscribe to conversation” feature allowing users to follow a thread without directly signaling interest via likes or replies  —  In addition to testing out a new format for conversations within a prototype app called twttr and other features like a …
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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 …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
LaunchDarkly raises $44M Series C for its platform that lets its 700+ customers, including IBM and BMW, quickly launch, test, and tweak new product features  —  Sussing out software bugs is often a time-consuming chore, as any developer will tell you.  Unit tests — a technique by which segments …
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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 Friday …

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