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Julia Fioretti / Reuters: Source: Google to scrub search results on all TLDs including .com when accessed from Europe to placate EU privacy regulators over right to be forgotten  —  Google to scrub web search results more widely to soothe EU objections  —  Google (GOOGL.O) will start scrubbing search results across …

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Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider: Facebook debuts auto-captioning for video ads, says having captions can increase video view time by 12%  —  Facebook wants advertisers to get a lot better at silent video  —  People are now watching 100 million hours of video on Facebook every day — but many of those users …

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Janakiram MSV / Forbes: Google launches alpha version of Google Cloud Functions to let devs run single-purpose functions without full server hosting, similar to AWS Lambda  —  Google Brings Serverless Computing To Its Cloud Platform  —  Google Cloud Functions, the latest addition to the Google Cloud Platform …

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Kurt Wagner / Re/code: Marc Andreessen assails “anti-colonialism” in tweet defending Facebook's Free Basics, roiling Indian tech world, and later apologizes  —  Marc Andreessen Offends India Defending Facebook's Free Basics.  (Yes, the Country.)  —  Venture capitalist and well-known Twitter philosopher …

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Connie Loizos / TechCrunch: Y Combinator Absorbs Edtech Accelerator Imagine K12, Creating Specialized Vertical  —  Y Combinator, the popular accelerator program, has made its first acquisition of a kind.  The fund is today announcing that it has formed a specialized vertical within Y Combinator by bringing into the fold Imagine K12, an edtech-focused accelerator.

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Peter Kafka / Re/code: Some of Twitter's verified users notice return of promoted ads in timelines  —  Party's Over, Twitter VIPs: You're Getting Ads Again  —  Sorry, Twitter VIPs.  —  I think I blew it for you.  —  Last month I reported that Twitter had stopped showing ads to some Twitter VIPs …

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Lucian Constantin / PCWorld: Identity thieves obtain 100,000 electronic filing PINs from IRS system  —  The automated attack attempted to obtain E-file PINS for over 460,000 people using previously stolen personal data  —  The Internal Revenue Service was the target of an attack that used stolen social security numbers …

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Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: GitHub Updates Its Enterprise Product With Clustering Support, Updated Design  —  GitHub Enterprise, the company's on-premises solution for managing code, is getting a major update today.  It comes at a time when there seems to be some upheaval in the company around the importance management has been putting on this product.

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Logan Abbott / SourceForge: SourceForge terminates DevShare program, plans to include full https support soon as part of site overhaul  —  SourceForge Acquisition and Future Plans  —  At the end of January, SourceForge and Slashdot were sold to BIZX, LLC by DHI Group, Inc. As the new owners of two iconic sites …

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Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch: Twitter Will Now Put Recommended (Not Recent) Tweets At the Top Of Your Timeline  —  If Twitter is going to fix its growth problem, it's going to have to make some drastic moves — and, with an update today, that means even changing the timeline.  —  Twitter today is unveiling a new Twitter timeline …

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Wayne Cunningham / CNET News: US government agency says Google's autonomous car system will be considered a normal driver  —  Feds declare that Google's self-driving car is its own driver  —  In a letter to Google, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration determined that the computer piloting Google's self-driving cars …

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Jonathan Benassaya / Streamnation Blog: StreamNation and Shutter to close March 8, Picturelife and Project Noah to continue  —  Toward a new Chapter  —  Today is a pivotal day into our company's history.  On November 2013, we launched StreamNation as the first personal library in the cloud - storing movies, TV shows, music, personal photos and videos.

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Gordon Mah Ung / PCWorld: It's official: Intel shuts down the cheap overclocking party by closing Skylake loophole  —  An update from Intel will close an overclocking loophole on “non-K” CPUs.  —  The cheap overclocking party is over.  An upcoming microcode update from Intel will close the door on a loophole …

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Kate Cox / Consumerist: Two quarters after reclassification of broadband as a utility, financials and forecasts show ISPs continued investment, contrary to what they predicted  —  Did Net Neutrality Kill Broadband Investment Like Comcast, AT&T, Verizon Said It Would?  —  Last year, when the FCC was preparing …

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Jake Smith / ZDNet: Opera gets $1.2B buyout offer from Chinese consortium, a 53% premium from prior stock close; Opera's board unanimously recommends deal  —  Opera gets $1.2 billion buyout offer from mix of Chinese firms, board recommends deal  —  There is “strong strategic and industrial logic to the acquisition …

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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Fintech startup WorldRemit raises $45M debt round, sources say at same $500M valuation it had a year ago  —  WorldRemit Gets $45M At A $500M Valuation To Grow Its Mobile Money Transfer Business  —  A year after raising $100 million, London-based startup WorldRemit has picked up more funding.

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Madeline Vuong / GeekWire: Data wrangling firm Trifacta raises $35M from Accel, Greylock, Ignition, and Cathay  —  Ignition participates in $35M investment in ‘data wrangling’ company Trifacta … Ignition Partners, the Seattle-based venture capital firm known for its enterprise technology investments …

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Guardian: US intelligence chief James Clapper says IoT vulnerabilities may be exploited to improve surveillance  —  US intelligence chief: we might use the internet of things to spy on you  —  James Clapper did not name specific agency as being involved in surveillance via smart-home devices …

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Jessica Galang / BetaKit: Groupon's Snap faces changes as managing team, including SnapSaves co-founders Michele Romanow and Anatoliy Melnichuk, depart  —  Snap for Groupon changing with Canadian product founders Michele Romanow & Anatoliy Melnichuk departing  —  The Snap by Groupon platform, which allows users …

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple Music on Sonos Officially Launching Tomorrow  —  Sonos today announced that Apple Music will be officially available on Sonos wireless speakers starting tomorrow, ending a two month beta testing period.  Sonos customers across the world will be able to stream Apple Music content …

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Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com: Microsoft to now share Windows 10 release notes, debuting Windows 10 update history website  —  Microsoft Finally Offers Windows 10 Update Information  —  After months of complaints, Microsoft has finally opened a Windows 10 Update History web site that will document the changes it makes to its flagship OS.

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Nick Statt / The Verge: Politwoops returns to US to archive politicians' deleted tweets after Twitter blocked its API access last August  —  Politwoops returns to the US to archive politicians' deleted tweets  —  After relaunching internationally last month, Politwoops is back in the US to track and post deleted tweets from politicians.

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Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Mac apps using Sparkle, a third-party updating service, are subject to MiTM attacks, affected apps include Camtasia, uTorrent, DuetDisplay, and Sketch  —  “Huge” number of Mac apps vulnerable to hijacking, and a fix is elusive  —  Apps that use 3rd-party updater over insecure HTTP channels subject to MiTM attacks.

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Curt Woodward / BostonGlobe.com: SEC filing shows Fox marked down value of its $160M investment in DraftKings by about 60%  —  Fox cuts value of DraftKings stake by 60 percent  —  Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. said it marked down the value of its $160 million investment in DraftKings Inc. by about 60 percent …

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Russell Brandom / The Verge: Facebook is developing millimeter-wave networks for Internet.org  —  When Starry announced its new venture for gigabit mesh networks in January, it was hailed as ambitious, innovative, and more than a little far-fetched.  But Starry isn't the only company developing the technology.

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