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Sources: Twitter COO Anthony Noto, who has led Twitter's push into live video, is in talks to become SoFi's new CEO, following Mike Cagney's departure (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Twitter COO Anthony Noto, who has led Twitter’s push into live video, is in talks to become SoFi’s new CEO, following Mike Cagney’s departure  —  SoFi has been looking for a permanent CEO since Mike Cagney resigned in September  —  Anthony Noto, a top Twitter Inc. TWTR -1.58% executive …

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Instagram tests new text-only Stories format called "Type" and Story screenshot alerts (Napier Lopez/The Next Web)

Napier Lopez / The Next Web:
Instagram tests new text-only Stories format called “Type” and Story screenshot alerts  —  Instagram’s Stories are one of the most popular ways to share content on social media, but sometimes images and videos just aren’t as effective as plain old text.

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How Hawaii's emergency alert software design, which looks similar to one by FEMA-approved company AlertSense, could have led to false ballistic missile alarm (Colin Lecher/The Verge)

Colin Lecher / The Verge:
How Hawaii’s emergency alert software design, which looks similar to one by FEMA-approved company AlertSense, could have led to false ballistic missile alarm  —  The disastrous false alarm issued by Hawaii over the weekend has raised concerns about what safeguards the state had in place.

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A look at the Change My View subreddit, where people share opinions for commenters to challenge in civil debate (Virginia Heffernan/Wired)

Virginia Heffernan / Wired:
A look at the Change My View subreddit, where people share opinions for commenters to challenge in civil debate  —  I HAD A view, and my view was this: Serial sexual abusers should submit to castration.  Castration, I believed, would sideline the abuser’s compulsions and thus keep the world safe from him (or her lol).

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Inside the lives of social media stars' parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on the physical safety of their kids (Taylor Lorenz/The Atlantic)

Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Inside the lives of social media stars’ parents who are mastering new platforms, dealing with shady agents, and focused on the physical safety of their kids  —  When then-14-year-old Jonas Bridges ran down the stairs of his Atlanta home shouting, “Dad, I’ve got 1,000 fans!” his father, Rob Bridges, hardly took notice.

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Baidu details DuerOS platform strategy and how it plans to compete to get its smart assistant into third party hardware as it looks to expand internationally (Jared Newman/Fast Company)

Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Baidu details DuerOS platform strategy and how it plans to compete to get its smart assistant into third party hardware as it looks to expand internationally  —  Unlike Amazon and Google, Baidu’s DuerOS avoids competing with its hardware partners.  —  Baidu’s Raven H smart speaker is meant to be noticed.

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Bitcoin's high transaction fees, delays, and limited anonymity spur cybercriminals towards altcoins like Monero (Danny Palmer/ZDNet)

Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Bitcoin’s high transaction fees, delays, and limited anonymity spur cybercriminals towards altcoins like Monero  —  The popularity of bitcoin is creating problems for criminals dealing in ransomware — and some are already casting their gaze towards a less volatile cryptocurrency.

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BAMTech Media hires former Apple and Samsung executive Kevin Swint to build and run Disney's upcoming Netflix competitor (Janko Roettgers/Variety)

Janko Roettgers / Variety:
BAMTech Media hires former Apple and Samsung executive Kevin Swint to build and run Disney’s upcoming Netflix competitor  —  Disney’s BAMTech Media has hired former Apple and Samsung executive Kevin Swint as SVP and GM, Disney SVOD Service, to build, and ultimately run, the company’s upcoming Netflix competitor, Variety has learned.

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289 groups and individuals signed 23 SCOTUS amicus briefs supporting Microsoft's case to prevent US government seizure of emails stored on servers in Ireland (Brad Smith/Microsoft on the Issues)

Brad Smith / Microsoft on the Issues:
289 groups and individuals signed 23 SCOTUS amicus briefs supporting Microsoft’s case to prevent US government seizure of emails stored on servers in Ireland  —  Members of Congress took the same position as members of the European Parliament.  The U.S. Chamber of Commerce approvingly quoted a statement by the European Commission.

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Twitter to email 677,775 people in the US who followed, retweeted, or liked a tweet from one of Russian government-linked Internet Research Agency accounts (Twitter)

Twitter:
Twitter to email 677,775 people in the US who followed, retweeted, or liked a tweet from one of Russian government-linked Internet Research Agency accounts  —  When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees …

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