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May 9, 2019, 11:55 AM

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Chris Hughes / New York Times:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes says Mark Zuckerberg's influence is staggering and that it is time to break up Facebook  —  The last time I saw Mark Zuckerberg  —  was in the summer of 2017, several months before the Cambridge Analytica scandal broke.  We met at Facebook's Menlo Park …
Jonathan Browning / Bloomberg:
In a UK court filing, Amazon says hackers siphoned money from ~100 seller accounts over a period of six months last year  —  - Amazon asked U.K. court for bank details linked to hackers  — Hackers break into about 100 accounts, according to documents
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google says it will soon weight Play Store app ratings to favor reviews from more recent releases, viewable by end users starting in August  —  Two years ago, Apple changed the way its app store ratings worked by allowing developers to decide whether or not their ratings would be reset …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google unveils Mini-apps, a “new capability” for Google Search and Assistant that delivers interactive and dynamically updated content in search results  —  During the Tuesday keynote that kicked off Google's I/O 2019 developer conference, the Mountain View company unveiled a slew …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung announces the ISOCELL Bright GW1, a 64-megapixel image sensor for mobile phones, expects it to go into mass production in the second half of this year  —  Samsung fires new salvo in megapixel wars  —  Samsung has announced a new image sensor for mobile phones with a higher resolution than anything comparable on the market.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook relaxes blockchain ad rules, letting users promote crypto-related news, education, and events without pre-approval, after imposing a ban in 2018  —  Facebook still won't let you advertise for cryptocurrencies, exchanges, binaries, or ICOs without prior approval.
Tessa Wong / BBC:
Singapore passes a controversial anti-fake news law that gives the government sweeping powers to fine and police online platforms including private chat groups  —  Singapore has passed a controversial anti-fake news law that gives authorities sweeping powers to police online platforms and even private chat groups.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Coalition, which provides cybersecurity insurance, raises $40M Series B led by Ribbit Capital  —  Coalition, a cybersecurity insurance company, has raised $40 million in its latest round of funding.  —  Fintech investment giant Ribbit Capital led the investment with participation from Greenoaks Capital and Hillhouse Capital.
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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Report: Fxmsp, a collective of Russian- and English-speaking hackers, is selling source code and network access to three US-based antivirus software vendors  —  Source code, network access being sold online by “Fxmsp” collective.  —  In a report published Thursday, researchers …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Unlike Facebook at F8, Google didn't just talk about its commitment to privacy at I/O, it showcased features that were either ready to ship or ready to demo  —  F8 and I/O, night and day  —  Mark Zuckerberg: “The future is private”.  Sundar Pichai: ~The present is private~.

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