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March 17, 2019, 3:10 PM

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Bhanu Pratap / Reuters:
Facebook says it has removed 1.5M videos of the Christchurch attack in the first 24 hours; over 1.2M of those videos were blocked at upload  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it removed 1.5 million videos globally of the New Zealand mosque attack in the first 24 hours after the attack.
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 …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Apple's Heart Study, announced with Stanford in Nov. 2017, finds ~0.5% of 400K+ participants using Apple Watch up to Series 3 received irregular pulse alerts  —  Only 0.5 percent of participants received the notifications  —  Apple and the Stanford University School of Medicine each issued …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
The Internet Archive and the ArchiveTeam say they are working to preserve public Google+ posts before the platform shuts down in April  —  Google's social network shuts down in April  —  Google is set to begin deleting data from its beleaguered social network, Google+ in April …
Brian Gallagher / Nautilus:
Q&A with James Evans, a computational scientist, and Misha Teplitskiy, a post-doc fellow at Harvard, on filter bubbles and political diversity on Wikipedia  —  A lesson in how to break out of filter bubbles.  —  In 2013, James Evans, a University of Chicago sociologist and computational scientist …
Jem Aswad / Variety:
Spotify says “every monopolist will suggest they have done nothing wrong”, that Apple's response is not new, and is entirely in line with Spotify's expectations  —  In Friday's early hours, Spotify and Apple traded potshots in their ongoing battle over the App Store.
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Valve says it will now investigate Steam review bombing campaigns and hide reviews it identifies as “off-topic”  —  But there are still problems with this approach  —  Valve says it's taking a new approach to user reviews on its gaming marketplace Steam, after attempting …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
McAfee research: 100+ unique exploits are using the recently disclosed code-execution vulnerability in WinRAR, a file compression app, to infect Windows users  —  As expected, the recent WinRAR vulnerability is now being abused en-masse by multiple threat actors.

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