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April 16, 2019, 12:35 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
YouTube showed a link and description of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, as part of its fact checking, underneath live streams of the Notre Dame Cathedral fire  —  A fire has broken out at the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral today, and as you'd expect, many news networks are offering live coverage of the breaking situation.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor  —  The European Union has officially approved a controversial and sweeping reform of its copyright rules to protect content creators …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: feels much more stable and polished than expected and while you can see and feel the crease, it's perhaps worth the trade-off  —  The folding screen is good, as long as you don't stare at the crease  —  Two months after an announcement where Samsung talked …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Starz apologizes for “inadvertently” issuing DMCA takedown notices for tweets to stories merely reporting about TV show leak, says it suffered a security breach  —  Facing a backlash over overzealous copyright enforcement, Starz issued an apology for inadvertently taking down tweets to articles about TV show piracy Monday.
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Bloomberg:
Foxconn will mass produce iPhones in India this year, including newer models, according to Foxconn's chairman Terry Gou, who will step away from day-to-day role  —  - Apple's main production partner is prepping an output shift  — Foxconn's Terry Gou says he'll step back from the day-to-day
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Canalys analysts forecast that the installed base of smart speakers will grow from 114M units in 2018 to 207.9M in 2019, a growth of 82.4%  —  Smart speakers' global installed base is on track to top 200 million by the end of this year, according to a report out today from analysts at Canalys.
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Despite publicly pausing verification, Twitter has verified 10,000+ accounts in recent months but withheld the privilege from anyone without backchannel access  —  Jack Dorsey's mother and father, the '80s band Whitesnake, a “war room” associated with Donald Trump's reelection campaign …
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is making changes to how HR investigates incidents, creates an Employee Advocacy Team to help staff through complaint process  —  Microsoft employees have been telling executives in recent weeks how workplace harassment and discrimination has pervaded unchecked throughout …
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Hulu has repurchased AT&T's 9.5% stake in the business for $1.43B, giving Hulu a valuation of $15B; Disney said in November that Hulu was worth $9.26B  —  - Hulu bought back AT&T's 9.5 percent stake in the entity for $1.43 billion, valuing the streaming company at $15 billion.
New York Times:
Some companies attacked in 2017's NotPetya ransomware plague have been denied insurance coverage over “war exclusion” clauses  —  LONDON — Within days of a cyberattack, warehouses of the snack foods company Mondelez International filled with a backlog of Oreo cookies and Ritz crackers.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Binance says it will delist bitcoin SV (BSV) from the exchange, after CEO Changpeng Zhao said BSV's creator Craig Wright, who claims he's Satoshi, is a “fraud”  —  Binance, the world's largest crypto exchange by reported volume, will delist bitcoin SV (BSV) after a week …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Since mid-February, hacker Gnosticplayers has posted 932M+ user records from 44 companies, including 500px and UnderArmor, on dark web marketplace Dream Market  —  Hacker Gnosticplayers has stolen over 932 million user records from 44 companies.  —  A hacker who spoke with ZDNet in February …
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