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April 22, 2019, 8:15 PM

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Nitasha Tiku / Wired:
Two Google employees who helped organize walkouts say they've faced demotions or dramatically changed roles, plan a town hall to share stories of retaliation  —  TWO EMPLOYEE ACTIVISTS at Google say they have been retaliated against for helping to organize a walkout among thousands …
Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
TED talk details the targeted disinformation on Facebook ahead of Brexit and the dark money that likely funded it, as Zuckerberg keeps refusing to testify in EU  —  For more than a year, the Observer writer has been probing a darkness at the heart of Silicon Valley.
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Facebook hires Jennifer Newstead, a legal advisor for the US State Department who helped craft the Patriot Act, as its general counsel, replacing Colin Stretch  —  'Jennifer is a seasoned leader whose global perspective and experience will help us fulfill our mission,' says Sheryl Sandberg
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
After ditching Nvidia, Tesla unveils its own custom chip for enabling full self-driving features, says all new Model S, 3, and X vehicles being made include it  —  The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3, X and S vehicles …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
A look at Tesla's first self-driving chip, manufactured by Samsung, which can be installed into existing Teslas, but the cost to do so is unknown  —  At its “Autonomy Day” today, Tesla detailed the new custom chip that will be running the self-driving software in its vehicles.
More: The Verge
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Sources: Apple spent $350M in 2018 and is now spending $30M+ every month on Amazon's cloud, making it one of the biggest AWS customers  —  As Apple and Amazon compete for a greater share of consumer dollars and attention, they also have a particularly intimate business relationship …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Luminary, the subscription-based podcast app backed by $100M in venture capital, debuts Tuesday without The New York Times' The Daily or shows from Gimlet Media  —  It took less than a day for Luminary to become enemy number one of the podcast industry.  Last month, on the same day that it unveiled …
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: at WWDC, Apple plans to announce new Siri intents, APIs to port apps to Mac, a new AR content creation app, support for stereo AR headsets, and more  —  Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off on June 3rd.  Last week, we shared exclusive details about iOS 13 and macOS 10.15.
Paige Leskin / Business Insider:
DataCamp, which hosts online data science courses, said that an unnamed exec made “uninvited physical contact” with an employee; sources say the exec is the CEO  —  - DataCamp, a startup that runs data science courses, disclosed in an April blog post that an unnamed DataCamp executive made …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to organize their workflow in tabs, is gone and not expected to return in Windows 10  —  Sets, Microsoft's Windows-management feature which allowed users to group data, sites and other information in tabs …

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