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Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian’s refusal to talk without lawyer led…

Ashley Carman / The Verge : Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian's refusal to talk without lawyer led to firing   —  The Verge obtained an email exchange between her and Match's CEO  —  Multiple Tinder employees who sued the dating app's parent company …

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Internal docs show Facebook gave ~150 companies access to more user data than disclosed; some could read private DMs; Facebook says it didn’t violate…

New York Times : Internal docs show Facebook gave ~150 companies access to more user data than disclosed; some could read private DMs; Facebook says it didn't violate FTC decree   —  Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed.

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Facebook says it has taken down 425 Pages and 150 more Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to the Myanmar military for posting anti-Rohingya…

Kurt Wagner / Recode : Facebook says it has taken down 425 Pages and 150 more Facebook and Instagram accounts linked to the Myanmar military for posting anti-Rohingya messages   —  The accounts were sharing “anti-Rohingya messages” — the same kind of messages that have played into a broader genocide in Myanmar.

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EU court rejects Yelp and Consumer Watchdog’s application to intervene in Google’s appeal of its 2017 $2.7B EU antitrust fine; other Google rivals…

Aoife White / Bloomberg : EU court rejects Yelp and Consumer Watchdog's application to intervene in Google's appeal of its 2017 $2.7B EU antitrust fine; other Google rivals also rejected   —  - EU court says Yelp isn't involved in shopping comparison  — Court also throws out intervention from Oracle-backed group

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Blythe Masters, CEO of blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings and a former JPMorgan executive, will step down as CEO but remain on its board (Jeff…

Jeff John Roberts / Fortune : Blythe Masters, CEO of blockchain startup Digital Asset Holdings and a former JPMorgan executive, will step down as CEO but remain on its board   —  Blythe Masters left her job as a high-flying JPMorgan Chase executive in 2014, and soon after became CEO of Digital Asset, a blockchain startup that caters to banks and startups.

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Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US…

Emily Dreyfuss / Wired : Amnesty International calls Twitter a “toxic place for women” in a study of 288,000 tweets aimed at 778 female journalists and politicians from the US and UK   —  FOR MANY WOMEN, especially journalists, politicians, and other public figures, Twitter is something to endure.

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Uber says it has been given approval by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads in Pittsburgh (Andrew J….

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge : Uber says it has been given approval by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads in Pittsburgh   —  It's been nine months since a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in Arizona  —  Uber has been given the green light by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads.

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On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon’s acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group (Guru Gowrappan/Verizon)

Guru Gowrappan / Verizon : On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon's acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group   —  Verizon Media Group will replace the Oath brand, representing our strong alignment as a core pillar of Verizon's business.  —  I'm excited today to share …

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Spectrum’s parent Charter reaches $174.2M settlement in New York AG’s speed fraud lawsuit, which alleged that the ISP’s speeds were 80% slower than…

Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge : Spectrum's parent Charter reaches $174.2M settlement in New York AG's speed fraud lawsuit, which alleged that the ISP's speeds were 80% slower than advertised   —  The lawsuit, filed last year, alleged that Charter's speeds were 80 percent slower than advertised

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Coinbase is rolling out Coinbase Convert, which enables crypto-to-crypto trading for its retail customers via its website and mobile apps, in the…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : Coinbase is rolling out Coinbase Convert, which enables crypto-to-crypto trading for its retail customers via its website and mobile apps, in the coming days   —  Coinbase users can begin trading cryptocurrencies directly with other cryptocurrencies, the exchange startup said Monday.

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DoD report finds unpatched flaws and a lack of data encryption, intrusion detection, and multifactor authentication mechanisms in US ballistic missile…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : DoD report finds unpatched flaws and a lack of data encryption, intrusion detection, and multifactor authentication mechanisms in US ballistic missile systems   —  DOD report finds no antivirus, no data encryption, no multifactor authentication.  —  No data encryption, no antivirus programs …

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