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April 25, 2019, 7:40 PM

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Motherboard:
Sources: an employee told others Twitter doesn't block white supremacist content as aggressively as ISIS because the algorithm could ban some GOP politicians  —  A Twitter employee who works on machine learning believes that a proactive, algorithmic solution to white supremacy would also catch Republican politicians.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
NY State AG sues Bitfinex for allegedly using Tether reserve funds to cover withdrawals, after the loss or theft of ~$851M from Bitfinex's payments processor  —  The New York State Attorney General (NYSAG) is suing Bitfinex, the cryptocurrency exchange, and affiliated firm Tether, the company behind the stablecoin of the same name.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Uber is planning IPO price range of about $44-$50 a share, which could value the ride-hailing company at $80B-$90B; Uber was last valued at about $76B  —  - Ride-hailing company planning price range of $44 to $50/shr  — Uber could seek to raise about $8 billion to $10 billion
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: Rep. Ilhan Omar asked Jack Dorsey in a call why Twitter didn't pull Trump tweet with a video prompting death threats; Dorsey said it didn't break rules  —  Twitter did not take down the tweet, despite Omar's request, a source said.  —  Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey phoned Democratic …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
New York State Attorney General announces investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection of more than 1.5M users' email address books  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The New York State attorney general's office plans to open an investigation into Facebook's unauthorized collection …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Canadian privacy regulator finds that Facebook committed serious breaches of local privacy laws due to its mishandling of users' personal info  —  Canadian regulators on Thursday found that Facebook committed “serious” breaches of local laws over its mishandling of users' personal information …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
After Luminary admits using links that hide some podcast listener data, popular creators like Ben Thompson, Owen Williams, Federico Viticci pull their podcasts  —  It hid listener data from creators, which they need to make their shows  —  Major creators are continuing to remove their shows from Luminary …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Intel slightly beats with Q1 revenue of $16.1B, flat YoY, “data-centric” revenue down 5% YoY, and PC revenue up 4% YoY; stock down 6%+ after hours  —  Intel slightly beat Wall Street's expectations for the first quarter as the company reported earnings of 17 cents a share on revenue of $16.1 billion.
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Leaked documents show how Amazon automatically tracks and terminates warehouse workers for failing to meet productivity quotas  —  Amazon's fulfillment centers are the engine of the company — massive warehouses where workers track, pack, sort, and shuffle each order before sending it on its way to the buyer's door.
Eddie O'Neil / Facebook Developers:
Facebook says it will no longer permit apps with minimal utility, such as personality quizzes, and will expire user permissions not used or accessed in 90 days  —  As part of our ongoing commitments to privacy and security, we are making updates to our platform.
Eli Blumenthal / CNET:
Verizon begins preorders for Samsung Galaxy S10 5G starting at $1,300 and names 20 cities that will get 5G in 2019  —  Verizon's 5G rollout is spreading to more markets.  And with the expansion comes the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S10 5G.  —  On Thursday, the largest wireless carrier …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft briefly passed a market cap of $1T, the third US company to do so after Apple and Amazon  —  Strong earnings push Microsoft toward a new milestone  —  Microsoft has become the third US company to pass a market cap of $1 trillion.  The software giant passed the milestone after a jump …
Andrew Leonard / OneZero:
As AWS launches more services based on open source projects, some devs say AWS poses an existential threat by lifting others' work and renting access to it  —  Community leaders say AWS increasingly poses an existential threat  —  March 11, a Vice President at Amazon Web Services …
Bloomberg:
Nintendo misses analyst estimates of Switch sales with 17M units shipped in 2018 and 18M forecast for 2019, says no plans for new Switch at E3 this year  —  - Forecast for profit, Switch shipments below analyst estimates  — President Furukawa says new hardware won't be unveiled at E3

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