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April 28, 2019, 12:50 AM

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Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Analysis: Apple removed or restricted 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time apps over the past year; two app developers made an antitrust complaint to EU  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones.
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Docker discovers unauthorized access to a Hub database that exposed info of ~190K users; the info included access tokens for GitHub and Bitbucket repositories  —  An unauthorized person gained access to a Docker Hub database that exposed the the user names and hashed passwords for approximately 190,000 users.
Rebecca Mead / New Yorker:
A deep look at how Airbnb has influenced the housing market and transformed neighborhoods in Barcelona, where 1.5M visitors stay in Airbnbs annually  —  In the tourist-clogged city, some locals see the service as a pestilence.  —  In 1904, the city of Barcelona received a petition …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Overcast introduces a new clip-sharing feature, allowing users to share audio or video clips, up to a minute each, from any public podcast  —  Sharing podcasts has never been easy, but I've always tried to lead the way with Overcast, with publicly shareable episode links and optional recommendations …
New York Times:
Officials say FBI, DHS, NSA, and the US Cyber Command task forces, formed before midterms to combat foreign interference in elections, have been made permanent  —  WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday about Russia's continued meddling in American elections, calling it a “significant counterintelligence threat.”
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Slack files for an IPO via direct listing, reports loss of $138M on $400M revenue for FY 2019 ending Jan. 31, compared to $140M loss and $220M revenue for 2018  —  - Slack follows several tech companies that have already debuted on the public market in 2019, including Lyft, PagerDuty, Pinterest and Zoom.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
San Francisco-based Brightback, a subscription retention and churn management software startup, raises $11M Series A led by Index Ventures  —  Subscription retention and churn management software company Brightback today announced the close of an $11 million funding round.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Credly, which helps education institutions, industry associations, and companies issue digital credentials to certify people's skills, raises $11.1M Series A  —  New York-based digital credentialing company Credly today announced that it's raised $11.1 million in series A financing led …

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