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March 17, 2019, 2:00 AM

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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 …
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 …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
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.
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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.
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
SimilarWeb data shows visits to Tumblr have fallen nearly 30%, from 521M in Dec. to 370M in Feb., since permanently banning adult content from the site in Dec.  —  Tumblr has lost 30 percent of web traffic since December  —  Since Tumblr announced its porn ban in December …
Angela Chen / The Verge:
Voice-enabled tech has given rise to voice analysis research that provides insight into human behaviors, but raises concerns about privacy and accuracy  —  It's one of a crop of companies looking for the personal insights contained in our speech.  In recent years, researchers and startups …
Hal Hodson / 1843:
Profile of DeepMind, which reached a pre-acquisition arrangement that would prevent Google from unilaterally taking control of its IP, according to a source  —  Demis Hassabis founded a company to build the world's most powerful AI.  Then Google bought him out.  Hal Hodson asks who is in charge

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