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February 1, 2020, 3:35 PM

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Ajit Pai says FCC has concluded “that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law” by selling user location data and will consider fines  —  More than a year after a Motherboard investigation revealed that wireless carriers were collecting and selling user location data …
Sanam Yar / New York Times:
A look at MSCHF, a group behind viral stunts like an astrology app to pick stocks or “holy water” sneakers, which has raised ~$11.5M in funding since fall  —  Gabriel Whaley and his colleagues do whatever they want all day.  Sometimes, they even make money.
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Roku says it has settled its carriage dispute with Fox to distribute Fox channels on the Roku platform ahead of the Super Bowl  —  At midnight tonight, it was expected that Roku would remove the FOX Now, FOX Sports, FOX News, FOX Business, FOX Nation, Big 10 Network, and FOX Soccer apps from the Roku Channel Store and existing devices.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India-based InterviewBit, which offers an online computer science program and lets its students pay part of the fee after getting a job, raises $20M Series A  —  InterviewBit, a Bangalore-based startup that runs an advanced online computer science program for college graduates …
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Founding president of the Internet Association, Michael Beckerman, to step down after eight years and join TikTok as VP of US public policy in March  —  The president of tech trade group the Internet Association is stepping down to run TikTok's Washington policy shop, the organizations said Friday.
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