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April 13, 2019, 11:55 AM

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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 …
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Profile of Amazon's HR chief Beth Galetti, the highest-ranking woman at the company and the only woman on the 18-person “S-Team” that reports directly to Bezos  —  Amazon's HR chief, former engineer Beth Galetti, is hiring hundreds of people a day.  As the company's workforce swells, so do her challenges.
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Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's transparency tool that shows users which advertisers have used a contact list with their information is a nightmare for a normal person to use  —  On Facebook under Settings, there's a page in the Ads section where you can view your Ad Preferences.
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.
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.
Oliver Lee Bateman / MEL Magazine:
How bodybuilding forums of the 2000s, which offered a safe space to learn about anabolic drug use and trade insults, laid the groundwork for internet trolling  —  It was never about the politics.  It was always about the drugs.  This is how a group of weightlifting pros …
Charlotte West / OneZero:
Q&A with people who still pay for email with EarthLink and AOL, which reported $600M revenue from email and dial-up in 2014 and estimated $400M in 2018  —  It's not just Mike Pence and your grandma — a lot of people still use AOL and EarthLink, and pay for the privilege
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Disney says Disney+ will support 4K and HDR video, all content on Disney+ can be downloaded and viewed offline, and that the app will be on Roku, PS4, and more  —  In the fall of 2017 Disney announced plans for a subscription streaming service of its own that could compete with the likes of Netflix.
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