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April 1, 2019, 11:55 PM

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Colin Lecher / The Verge:
1,000+ Googlers sign a petition demanding Google remove Kay Coles James, president of the conservative Heritage Foundation, from its external AI advisory board  —  ‘They think that some of our colleagues either do not or should not exist’  —  When Google announced an external advisory board …
Peter Kafka / Recode:
Mark Zuckerberg, in a conversation with Axel Springer's CEO, floats a “news tab to surface more high quality news”, says Facebook could pay publishers  —  The Facebook CEO floated a “news tab to surface more high-quality news,” and said he's willing to write checks to support it.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft unveils new mid-range 13-inch Surface Book 2 with Intel quad-core i5 processor, 256GB storage, and 8GB RAM for $1,499  —  Microsoft is quietly refreshing its Surface Book 2 base model today.  The software giant is introducing Intel's latest 8th Gen quad-core i5 processor …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Valve confirms its Index VR headset with integrated headphones and new controllers will ship on June 15, plans full reveal for May 1  —  You won't have to wait until May to learn more about Valve's Index VR headset.  Valve briefly posted (and promptly removed) unfinished pages for the Index …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Gmail launches email scheduling and brings Smart Compose to all Android phones with subject suggestions and personalized greetings  —  Despite Google's long-standing love affair with April Fools' fakery, fifteen years ago today the internet giant was deadly serious when it launched what would become one of its biggest products: Gmail.
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Lyft shares close down 11.85% on second day of trading, after its stock jumped 8.7% on the day of IPO  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft's debut on the stock market is off to a bumpy start.  —  The ride-hailing company went public in a blaze of glory on Friday, as its stock jumped 8.7 percent …
Joe Pompeo / Vanity Fair:
Sources: Apple tried hard to sign up The New York Times and WaPo to Apple News+, was flexible on some terms but wanted the papers' entire content offerings  —  The Times and Post resisted Eddy Cue's hard sell ("We'll make you the most-read newspaper in the world.")
Klint Finley / Wired:
Cloudflare says users can now join waitlist for its mobile-only VPN service Warp via its 1.1.1.1 app, says it has plans to offer a faster, paid version of Warp  —  VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORKS (VPNs) can help protect your internet traffic from prying eyes.  VPN services route your email …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researcher: ~13,500 iSCSI storage clusters left exposed online without a password, opening backdoors to enterprise disk storage arrays and people's NAS devices  —  New attack vector opens backdoor inside enterprise disk storage arrays and people's NAS devices.

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