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April 24, 2019, 1:30 AM

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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Source: Trump complained in a meeting with Jack Dorsey that Twitter had removed some followers; Dorsey stressed even he lost followers from new Twitter policies  —  President Trump on Tuesday met privately with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a huddle at the White House between one of the site's …
Alan Levin / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Wing becomes the first drone operator to get FAA approval as an air carrier, plans to launch a delivery trial in Virginia this year  —  - Google offshoot becomes only drone firm approved as an airline  — Wing's new status clears way for others seeking drone commerce
Ashley Gold / The Information:
Open Technology Institute director and Facebook critic Kevin Bankston says he is leaving in mid-June to become a director of privacy policy at Facebook  —  Kevin Bankston, currently director of the privacy-focused Open Technology Institute in Washington, will be joining Facebook as a director of privacy policy, he announced Tuesday.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap reports Q1 revenue of $320M, vs. $307M est., up 39% YoY, DAUs of 190M, up 2% QoQ; Snapchat reaches 90% of 13-24 year-olds in US  —  - Snap, the maker of Snapchat, posted a loss fo 10 cents per share, vs. expected loss of 12 cents per share.  — The company also managed to continue growing …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Tim Cook shares his thoughts on privacy, tech regulation, politics, and the “rigged” San Bernardino encryption case, citing an inspector general report  —  Today at the TIME 100 Summit, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the event with an interview with Nancy Gibbs.
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
A history of Kleiner Perkins' two-decade losing streak, as it got distracted by renewable energy, lost key talent, and failed to groom its next-gen leadership  —  Once the very embodiment of Silicon Valley venture capital, the storied firm has suffered a two-decade losing streak.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says Paint will be included in Windows 10 “for now”, after previously announcing it would be deprecated  —  Microsoft had been planning to remove its popular Paint app from Windows 10, but the company has now reversed course.  The software maker had been warning Windows 10 users …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Leaked internal memo suggests Apple now requires most keyboard-related repairs to be carried out in store with a quoted next-day turnaround time  —  Apple has indicated that most MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboard repairs will be required to be completed at Apple Stores until further notice …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Report: the UK will allow Huawei limited access to help build parts of the country's 5G network, such as antennas and other “non-core” infrastructure  —  Experts and policymakers are wary of letting China get involved in domestic infrastructure  —  UK Prime Minister Theresa …
Scott Cohn / CNBC:
Letter from Wisconsin governor to a Foxconn executive reveals that Wisconsin is renegotiating its contract with Foxconn to build an LCD plant in the state  —  - In a letter to Foxconn exec Louis Woo, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers reiterated that Foxconn approached the state last month …
Jack Poulson / New York Times:
American companies keep building surveillance tools that are used to violate human rights; workers who organize protests or refuse to comply deserve protections  —  American companies continue to build surveillance tools that are used to violate human rights.  Workers who refuse to comply deserve protections.
Federal Bureau of Investigation:
Report from FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) says online theft, fraud, and exploitation caused losses of $2.7B globally in 2018, up from $1.4B in '17  —  Report Shows Cyber-Enabled Crimes and Costs Rose in 2018  —  The statistics gathered by the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: billionaire SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son made a huge personal bet on bitcoin just as prices peaked and lost more than $130M when he sold out  —  Japanese billionaire made a huge personal investment in the digital currency as prices peaked  —  Masayoshi Son, the billionaire founder …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
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.

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