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Average tenure of Facebook’s top 14 execs is more than 9 years, most have been at Facebook since before its IPO, few top execs have left despite…

Kurt Wagner / Recode : Average tenure of Facebook's top 14 execs is more than 9 years, most have been at Facebook since before its IPO, few top execs have left despite controversies   —  This month was the perfect month to leave Facebook.  —  The social giant, which has been under fire over the past 18 months …

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Many Bulgarians tweeting in the Cyrillic alphabet are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden, as though they were Russian bots (Vlad…

Vlad Savov / The Verge : Many Bulgarians tweeting in the Cyrillic alphabet are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden, as though they were Russian bots   —  People are having their accounts suspended and tweets hidden for the crime of using a different alphabet  —  A week ago, Twitter announced it would become …

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Tesla has hired Snap’s vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering (Alex Heath/Cheddar)

Alex Heath / Cheddar : Tesla has hired Snap's vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, as vice president of engineering   —  Tesla has hired Snap vice president of monetization engineering, Stuart Bowers, to be the electric carmaker's vice president of engineering, people familiar with the matter told Cheddar.

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In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook’s power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : In European Parliament, Zuckerberg was barraged with questions on Facebook's power and conduct, but the format let him cherry-pick the ones he wanted to answer   —  Mark Zuckerberg got to cherry-pick the questions he wanted to answer from EU Parliament after it spent an hour taking turns rattling off queries …

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Circle adds a Buy the Market feature that lets users easily buy seven different crypto coins at once, weighted by market value; CEO says none are…

Lily Katz / Bloomberg : Circle adds a Buy the Market feature that lets users easily buy seven different crypto coins at once, weighted by market value; CEO says none are securities   —  - With a few clicks, users can buy seven different coins at once  — None of the tokens on firm's platform are securities, CEO says

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Tidelift, which provides firms with professional-grade support of open source software and pays part of proceeds to software maintainers, raises $15M…

Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE : Tidelift, which provides firms with professional-grade support of open source software and pays part of proceeds to software maintainers, raises $15M Series A   —  Tidelift Inc. is raising $15 million as it looks to boost its unique open-source software model that sees companies pay …

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Slack debuts action buttons, which let 3rd-party devs make Slack messages actionable with a click, with Asana, Jira, Pocket, Zendesk among launch…

Casey Newton / The Verge : Slack debuts action buttons, which let 3rd-party devs make Slack messages actionable with a click, with Asana, Jira, Pocket, Zendesk among launch partners   —  Turning messages into starting points  —  Slack is giving developers tools to build new integrations that turn clicks on messages into actions on their own platforms.

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EP Conference of Presidents with Mark ZUCKERBERG – founder and CEO of Facebook (European Parliament EPTV)

European Parliament EPTV : EP Conference of Presidents with Mark ZUCKERBERG - founder and CEO of Facebook   —  Disclaimer: The interpretation does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings.  —  The simultaneous interpretation of debates provided by the European Parliament serves only to facilitate communication amongst the participants in the meeting.

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Live stream of European Parliament’s hearing on privacy with Mark Zuckerberg (European Parliament EPTV)

European Parliament EPTV : Live stream of European Parliament's hearing on privacy with Mark Zuckerberg   —  Disclaimer: The interpretation does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings.  —  The simultaneous interpretation of debates provided by the European Parliament serves only to facilitate communication amongst the participants in the meeting.

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American Customer Satisfaction Index: customer satisfaction of streaming video services is 75% on average, far better than cable, satellite, telco TV…

Todd Spangler / Variety : American Customer Satisfaction Index: customer satisfaction of streaming video services is 75% on average, far better than cable, satellite, telco TV rivals   —  U.S. cable and satellite TV sector falls to 11-year low on ACSI's index  —  This won't come as a huge shock …

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Trump feels presidential smartphone security is “too inconvenient”

Enlarge / President Donald Trump talks on an iPhone with a Morphie battery pack aboard Air Force One on January 26, 2017. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead.) Hat tip to Ron Amadeo for identifying the phone. (credit: Official White House photo via GettyImages) The mobile device habits of President Donald J. Trump have been an ongoing source of agitation for many— and not just because of his frequent blasts on Twitter. Getting Trump to adapt his device use to the potential security threats faced by a head of state has proven to be a challenge for the White House Communications Agency (WHCA) and the White House's information technology team. Trump's truculence has hamstrung efforts to secure his personal communications and may well already have exposed them to domestic or foreign surveillance efforts by other governments—or just about anyone else with the ability to intercept cell calls and cellular data. According to a report by Politico's Eliana Johnson, Emily Stephenson, and Daniel Lippman, Trump has resisted all efforts to get him to use a secured mobile device, instead relying on a pair of off-the-shelf cell phones—one for Twitter only and the other for placing calls. And while the phones used for calls are treated to a degree as "burner phones"—with devices being swapped out regularly—Trump has pushed back on regular security checks and swap-outs of his Twitter phone, calling them "too inconvenient." Two White House officials told Politico that Trump has gone as long as five months without having his Twitter device checked by IT or WHCA staff. Because of the sensitivity of White House communications and their connection to national security, the WHCA is a military unit that falls under the Defense Information Systems Agency. DISA and the National Security Agency have worked together to develop secure mobile devices for national leadership; during the Obama administration, DISA launched the DOD Mobility Classified Capability-Secret (DMCC-S) program and an accompanying voice-only Top Secret device program (DMCC-TS). The Top Secret device is still in development, but former Secretary of State John Kerry was an early user of the DMCC-S device —a hardened Samsung Galaxy S4 device based on Samsung's Knox security architecture. Read 7 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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Microsoft shows off how its social chat bot Xiaoice, which is in use across platforms in China, can place phone calls to humans, similar to Google’s…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Microsoft shows off how its social chat bot Xiaoice, which is in use across platforms in China, can place phone calls to humans, similar to Google's Duplex   —  Similar to Google Duplex, but only in China  —  Google demonstrated a jaw-dropping new capability in Google Assistant earlier this month …

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Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities’ law enforcement adopted Amazon’s Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public…

Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post : Civil rights groups concerned as FOIA request shows cities' law enforcement adopted Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech without prior public discourse   —  Amazon has been providing facial recognition tools to law enforcement agencies in Oregon and Orlando for only a few dollars a month …

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Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to mute others in their feed without having to unfollow them (Katie Notopoulos/BuzzFeed)

Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed : Instagram is rolling out a new feature that allows users to mute others in their feed without having to unfollow them   —  Instagram just announced a desperately needed feature: a mute button. … Previously, it was possible to mute someone's Stories (tap and hold their profile icon), but not their photos in your main feed.

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Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers; the pilot will run through…

Reuters : Uber plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers to other taxi providers; the pilot will run through March 2019   —  TOKYO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers …

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