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March 22, 2019, 11:40 PM

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Axios:
Pinterest generated $756M in revenue and $63M net loss in 2018, compared to $473M in revenue and $130M million net loss in 2017, according to public IPO filing  —  Pinterest, the social bookmarking platform, on Friday filed for an IPO that should result in its shares being traded next month on the New York Stock Exchange.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
OpenSignal: AT&T's “5G E” phones get average speeds of 28.8Mbps, compared to T-Mobile's 29.4Mbps and Verizon's 29.9Mbps which use similar 4G LTE-Advanced tech  —  AT&T's so-called “5G E” lost to Verizon and T-Mobile 4G in new speed tests.  —  AT&T's “5G E” service …
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Twitter is inserting tweets into the feeds of users that do not follow the accounts which posted them, sometimes inadvertently amplifying extremist rhetoric  —  New York (CNN Business)Imagine opening up the Twitter app on your phone and scrolling through your feed.
Washington Post:
DHS watchdog report says FEMA exposed personal info of ~2.3M US disaster survivors, including some personal addresses and banking info, to a federal contractor  —  The Federal Emergency Management Agency shared personal addresses and banking information of more than 2 million U.S. disaster survivors …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
A consumer spyware vendor has left a server with 95K+ images and 25K+ audio recordings exposed, and has not fixed the leak yet, despite being warned weeks ago  —  A consumer spyware vendor left a lot of incredibly sensitive and private data, including intimate pictures and private call recordings …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
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Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
A look at Chinese tech workers' struggle with burnout and work-life balance, as many are expected to work a “996” schedule, or 9am to 9pm six days a week  —  He is so focused on keeping his start-up alive that he can't sleep at night.  She was asked in an interview if she would be willing …
Natasha Mascarenhas / Crunchbase News:
Berlin-based Spark Networks to acquire San Francisco-based dating startup Zoosk for ~$255M  —  Coming off of acquisitions like Christian Mingle, JSwipe and Jdate, Berlin-based Spark Networks SE swiped right yesterday for a new dating company: Zoosk.  —  Spark Networks is planning …
Julia Arciga / The Daily Beast:
GoFundMe says fundraising campaigns promoting misinformation about vaccines violate its ToS and will be removed  —  Activists have raised more than $170,000 for their anti-science message.  —  Anti-vaxxers have long used GoFundMe to raise money to spread their dangerous message …

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