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March 26, 2019, 8:45 PM

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James Vincent / The Verge:
European Parliament approves the Copyright Directive, a controversial law that includes Article 11, dubbed the “link tax”, and Article 13, the “upload filter”  —  Article 11 and Article 13 both approved by European politicians  —  The European Union has given …
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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google officially launches AMP for Email on Gmail and says support is coming for other major email providers like Yahoo Mail, Outlook, and mail.ru  —  Google today officially launched AMP for Email, its effort to turn emails from static documents into dynamic, web page-like experiences.
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Google announces an Advanced Technology External Advisory Council to consider ethical issues around AI like facial recognition and fairness in machine learning  —  Last June we announced Google's AI Principles, an ethical charter to guide the responsible development and use of AI in our research and products.
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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
FTC launches a broad inquiry into privacy practices of ISPs, orders seven ISPs including AT&T and Verizon to provide nonpublic info about handling consumer data  —  The commission wants to know what data your ISP is collecting about you  —  The Federal Trade Commission today announced …
Caroline Haskins / Motherboard:
ASUS confirms its software update tool has been targeted by Advanced Persistent Threat attacks, releases tool to identify “small number” of affected devices  —  A press release released by ASUS this morning confirms Motherboard's reporting.  —  Yesterday, Motherboard revealed …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
BBC pulls podcasts from Google Podcasts and Assistant, blaming Google for not providing enough audience data and sending podcast user searches to its own app  —  It says Google isn't providing enough audience data  —  The BBC has removed its podcasts from the Google Podcasts app …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Uber to acquire Middle East rival Careem in a $3.1B deal with $1.7B in convertible notes and $1.4B in cash  —  - Uber's $3.1 billion agreement to buy Careem consists of $1.7 billion in convertible notes and $1.4 billion in cash.  — Dubai-based Careem claims more than 30 million registered users …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Apple News+ could accelerate the demise of some news outlets by decimating their revenue and disrupting publishers' relationships with readers  —  At the mercy of a new algorithm  —  Apple doesn't care about news, it cares about recurring revenue.  That's why publishers are crazy to jump into bed with Apple News+.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
US trade judge finds that Apple infringes a Qualcomm patent, says she will be recommending an import ban on some iPhones  —  - Qualcomm is seeking leverage in Apple patent-royalty fight  — Two cases are before trade agency; Second decision due later  —  Apple Inc. infringes …
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