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April 13, 2019, 11:30 PM

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Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / New York Times:
A detailed look at how police forces use “geofence” warrants and Google's Sensorvault location history database to find witnesses and suspects near crime scenes  —  The tech giant records people's locations worldwide.  Now, investigators are using it to find suspects and witnesses near crimes …
TechCrunch:
Microsoft says a “limited” number of its web email service accounts were breached between Jan. 1 and March 28 using a customer support agent's credentials  —  On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
As the key trial between Apple and Qualcomm starts on Tuesday, a report details the increasingly acrimonious relationship between the company CEOs  —  The legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple has grown increasingly tense since it began in early 2017.  A new report from The Wall Street Journal explores …
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
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.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Hannah Karp / Billboard:
Sources: Amazon has entered into discussions to launch a free, ad-supported music service, offering a limited catalog, as early as next week  —  “Alexa, play free music.”  —  Amazon has entered into discussions to launch a free, ad-supported music service, sources familiar with the plan tell Billboard …
More: Engadget and hypebot
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's transparency tool, which shows users the advertisers that used a contact list with their information, is a nightmare for a normal person to interpret  —  On Facebook under Settings, there's a page in the Ads section where you can view your Ad Preferences.
Oliver Lee Bateman / MEL Magazine:
How bodybuilding forums of the 2000s, which offered safe spaces to learn about anabolic drug use and trade insults, contributed to the internet trolling culture  —  It was never about the politics.  It was always about the drugs.  This is how a group of weightlifting pros …
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

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Intel:
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