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March 27, 2019, 6:45 PM

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Motherboard:
Facebook says it will ban white nationalist and white separatist content, pointing users to nonprofits, after initially only banning white supremacist content  —  After a civil rights backlash, Facebook will now treat white nationalism and separatism the same as white supremacy …
Joanna Stern / Wall Street Journal:
Apple says it is “sorry” that a “small number of users” are still experiencing issues with third-generation butterfly keyboards in newer MacBooks  —  Nop, I havn'tt fogottttn how tto witt.  No did my ditto go on vacattion.  —  You s, tto sha tth pain of using …
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Three pioneers of AI, Geoffrey Hinton, Yann LeCun, and Yoshua Bengio, win the $1M Turing Award for their work on neural networks  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In 2004, Geoffrey Hinton doubled down on his pursuit of a technological idea called a neural network.  —  It was a way for machines …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Spotify says it will begin to personalize some of its human-curated playlists  —  Spotify is starting to algorithmically personalize some of its curated playlists, making a major change to how people discover music on the streaming service.  —  Spotify is already known for having …
Reuters:
Sources: Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun is seeking to sell Grindr, the popular gay dating app, after a US govt panel raised concerns about its ownership  —  (Reuters) - Chinese gaming company Beijing Kunlun Tech Co Ltd is seeking to sell Grindr LLC, the popular gay dating app it has owned since 2016 …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Hands-on: new AirPods have markedly reduced sound latency, faster device sync, and Hey Siri, a big step up from double-tapping; sound quality is mostly the same  —  The Apple AirPods have led the truly-wireless earphone industry and maintained their crown ever since their release in late 2016.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
FTC says it has shut down and settled lawsuits with four robocalling companies responsible for “billions” of US calls  —  Four “robocalling” companies, including an operation that allegedly scammed businesses by pretending to be Google, have shut down and settled lawsuits with the Federal Trade Commission.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Memo: Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela tells employees not to engage in any public-facing April Fool's Day pranks because of “unwanted news cycles”  —  No Clippy pranks this year  —  Everyone hates April Fools' Day, and Microsoft is taking a stand against its own corporate pranks.
Motherboard:
As part of her platform to help small farmers, Sen. Warren suggests national “right-to-repair” bill that would make it easier for consumers to fix their devices  —  It would apply only to farm equipment, but Warren becomes the most powerful national politician to support a consumer's right to repair the things they own.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Mailchimp acqui-hired Shopify competitor LemonStand, which said on March 5 it was shutting down, in February; Mailchimp says deal unrelated to Shopify breakup  —  Here's an interesting twist on the story from last week about the break-up between Shopify and Mailchimp, after the two said they were at odds …
James Vincent / The Verge:

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