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April 23, 2019, 11:55 AM

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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:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
The EU has voted to interconnect border control, migration, and law enforcement systems into a searchable biometrics database of 350M+ EU and non-EU citizens  —  EU Parliament green-lights the creation of the Common Identity Repository (CIR), a gigantic biometrics database.
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
Law360:
AT&T and Sprint say they have settled a lawsuit over AT&T's “5G Evolution” branding; source: AT&T will continue to use the branding in its ads and marketing  —  Law360 (April 22, 2019, 3:41 PM EDT) — Sprint and AT&T said Monday they have agreed to settle Sprint's lawsuit seeking …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Twitter Q1 beats with revenue of $787M, up 18% YoY and net income of $191M, reports MAUs of 330M, up 9M QoQ but down 6M YoY; stock up 16%+  —  Social networking and media platform Twitter today reported its results for the first quarter of the year, and it's a strong one.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Short-form looping video app Byte, developed by the creator of Vine, sends first 100 invites to its closed beta, says it will expand to more testers soon  —  Twitter shut down Dom Hoffman's app Vine, giving away the short-form video goldmine to China's TikTok.
Alan Levin / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's drone delivery business, Wing, is the first drone operator to get FAA approval as an airline  —  - Google offshoot becomes only drone firm approved as an airline  — Wing's new status clears way for others seeking drone commerce  —  An offshoot of Alphabet Inc.'s Google …
ProPublica:
How Turbotax uses dark patterns on its website to trick lower-income Americans, who are eligible to file taxes for free, into paying for its filing service  —  Did you know that if you make less than $66,000 a year, you can prepare and file your taxes for free?  —  No?  That's no accident.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
After ditching Nvidia, Tesla unveils its own custom chip for enabling “full self-driving” features, says all newly made Model S, 3, and X vehicles include it  —  The Tesla computer, a new custom chip designed to enable full self-driving capabilities, is now in all new Model 3 …
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