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March 23, 2019, 11:55 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Source: Apple's planned game subscription service for iOS will only include paid titles, not freemium ones, and will pay developers based on user play time  —  - Devices take a back seat to video, news, gaming subscriptions  — Company tries biggest strategy change since the iPhone in 2007
Ashley Rodriguez / Quartz:
What to expect from Apple on March 25: a paid news service, a video service with original content, a content hub in the TV app, a credit card, and no hardware  —  iPhones, iMacs, and other hardware are likely to take a backseat to news and entertainment at Apple's first big product event of 2019.
John Herrman / New York Times:
A profile of Citizen, a crime tracking app that notifies users in NYC, SF Bay Area, Baltimore, and LA when a crime or a major incident is reported near them  —  An app called Citizen promises “awareness” of nearby danger.  What it provides is more complicated.
New York Times:
A look at the battle between hacking tool vendors such as NSO Group and UAE-based DarkMatter as they compete for business from authoritarian governments  —  Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market.
Alfred Ng / CNET:
LA to limit scooter companies that don't share GPS data with the city to 30-day permit and 3K scooter fleet, while those that do can have fleets of up to 10.5K  —  Los Angeles is pumping the brakes on scooter companies that won't tell it what part of the city you're wheeling around.
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.
Alissa Greenberg / Pacific Standard:
A profile of PC4R, a crowdfunded charity that is helping refugees request funds for their pay-as-you-go mobile accounts via a Facebook group with 60K+ members  —  A Facebook-based refugee charity can be borderless and international in a way that other charities can't.  —  Musap Yhia was only 10 when he left Darfur.

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