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September 30, 2019, 9:55 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: House investigators asked Google about plans to implement DNS-over-HTTPS in Chrome; ISPs fear the protocol will prevent them from tracking user data  —  New standard could alter web's competitive landscape, cable and wireless companies say  —  Congressional antitrust investigators …
Fred Wilson / AVC:
A VC narrative that software-enabled companies like Uber should be valued at 10x+ revenue is falling apart but is still valid for startups with margins of 75%+  —  Dan Primack wrote in his friday newsletter: … While all of this is true, I think it is a lot simpler than that.
New York Times:
A look at how tech firms and government keep failing to curb the sharing of child sexual abuse images, long after the PROTECT our Children Act was passed in '08  —  Online predators create and share the illegal material, which is increasingly cloaked by technology.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Checkm8 creator says his iPhone exploit requires physical device access and lacks persistence after reboot, but will make jailbreaking more accessible and safer  —  Unpatchable vulnerability is a game-changer that even Apple will be unable to stop.  —  Often, when new iOS jailbreaks become public, the event is bitter-sweet.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Venezuela is evaluating if it can count cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin it may have received from oil sales, toward the country's international reserves  —  - Central bank to decide if crypto can count as foreign reserves  — Government hampered by sanctions that limit access to dollars
Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] UK-US Cloud Act agreement will grant UK courts options similar to those of the US for getting message content but won't alter status quo on E2E crypto  —  It's really early on a Sunday, so while I sip my coffee I'm also going to try to clear up a lot of confusion about the CLOUD Act created by poor reporting by The Times (of London) and Bloomberg. Here is the original, incorrect story: https://www.thetimes.co.uk/...

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