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April 12, 2019, 7:40 PM

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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook accidentally printed messages like “Big Brother is Watching” inside tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers, already shipped some to developers  —  - Facebook said it accidentally included cryptic hidden messages in “tens of thousands” of its Oculus Touch virtual-reality controllers.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
DHS warns about a bug in VPN apps from Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, Pulse Secure, and F5 Networks, which can give attackers remote access to enterprise networks  —  Several enterprise virtual private networking apps are vulnerable to a security bug that can allow an attacker to remotely break …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
HQ Trivia confirms Scott Rogowsky, its primetime host who had become the de facto face of the company, has left and will be replaced by Matt Richards  —  Quiz Khalifa aka Host Malone aka Trap Trebek aka HQ Trivia's Scott Rogowsky has been pushed out of the live mobile gaming startup.
Todd Shields / Bloomberg:
FCC will begin 37GHz, 39GHz, and 47GHz spectrum auctions for 5G use on Dec. 10, announces the $20.4B Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to connect up to 4M homes  —  - Sale to begin in December to advance fast network for new uses  — White House announcement includes $20 billion for rural areas
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook nominates PayPal exec Peggy Alford to its board, the first African-American woman, and won't nominate Reed Hastings and Erskine Bowles for re-election  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook has nominated prominent technology executive Peggy Alford for election to its board.
Bloomberg:
Disney chief Bob Iger says Apple TV will probably get Disney+ and suggests he plans to stay on Apple's board despite the companies becoming streaming rivals  —  - Disney CEO Iger suggests has plans to stay on Apple's board  — New streaming service will take on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon
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Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
CNBC:
Uber files for an IPO, says it had $11.27B in revenue, up 42% YoY, and an EBITDA loss of $1.85B in 2018  —  - Uber will list on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “UBER,” the company said in a filing released publicly on Thursday.  — The company posted net income of $997 million in 2018 …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Researcher finds Facebook is testing bringing Messenger back into its main app, possibly as a first step toward integrating all of its messaging services  —  Facebook might be putting Messenger back into its main social media app.  The feature is currently in testing and was spotted …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Gmail launches support for two new IETF-approved security standards, MTA-STS and TLS Reporting, in beta, to help thwart STMP man-in-the-middle attacks  —  Google rolled out MTA-STS and TLS Reporting support for Gmail servers today, April 10, 2019.  —  Google announced today that Gmail …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
UK court sentences Thomas White, who ran Silk Road 2 as Dread Pirate Roberts 2 and became a privacy activist after his arrest in 2014, to 5+ years in prison  —  For years, the arrest and case has been kept under-wraps.  Friday, a court sentenced Thomas White to 5 years and 4 months for his role …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
In his annual shareholder letter, Jeff Bezos challenges retail rivals to match or raise their minimum wage above Amazon's $15 per hour  —  Target plans to move to $15 per hour by end of 2020 while Walmart lags behind at $11 an hour  —  In his annual letter to shareholders …

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