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May 5, 2019, 10:45 PM

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CNN:
After Facebook bans seven extremists, Trump, in a series of tweets, complains about the ban, retweeting extremists' tweets, and issuing vague threats  —  New York (CNN)Facebook barred seven users from its services earlier this week, citing its policies against “dangerous individuals and organizations.”
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Facebook could have limited the reach of Alex Jones and other “dangerous” figures without outright bans, which erode the US' strong free speech traditions  —  Jack Shafer is Politico's senior media writer.  —  Free speech took a whacking Thursday as Facebook cited its policies against …
Shuli Ren / Bloomberg:
Ride-hailing economics are more favorable in Southeast Asia than in US; Uber may have left its best growth prospects behind by ceding market to Grab and Go-Jek  —  Emerging markets outshine the U.S. in ride-hailing, as the burgeoning success of Go-Jek and Grab shows.
Laura Bliss / CityLab:
Kev Needham / Mozilla Add-ons Blog:
Expired certificate caused Firefox add-ons to stop working on Friday; Mozilla has issued a fix for most issues, advises others not to try any workarounds  —  Updates:  — Some users are reporting that they do not have the “hotfix-update-xpi-signing-intermediate - bug-1548973” study active in “about:studies”.
Los Angeles Times:
How Bird is trying to make its unit economics work, experimenting with its business model, developing own scooters better suited for sharing, and more  —  A year ago, Bird Rides Inc. was flying high — and Silicon Valley was betting that it would keep on climbing.
Matthew Yglesias / Vox:
An overview of the debate over breaking up big tech and why antitrust might not be the best concept to address most issues people have with big tech companies  —  There's a pervasive feeling that the tech giants are too powerful ... but they're also really good for consumers.
Cecilia Kang / New York Times:
Sources: FTC commissioners remain divided along the party lines on whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg personally liable for Facebook's future privacy violations  —  The F.T.C. chairman seems to have the votes to approve a settlement.  One of the biggest issues has been whether to hold Mark Zuckerberg liable for future violations.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Israel responds to an alleged Hamas cyberattack with an airstrike, marking the first time a country has reacted with immediate military force to a cyberattack  —  Israel military said it bombed building housing Hamas cyber forces.  —  For the first time, Israel has used brute military force …
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
Sources: after considering Spotify's complaint about App Store fees, the EU has decided to launch an antitrust probe into Apple's conduct  —  The EU will launch a formal antitrust investigation into Apple in the next few weeks after Spotify accused the iPhone maker of “tilting the playing field to disadvantage competitors”.
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