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Tristan O'Tierney, a Square co-founder who created the company's first mobile app, dies at age 35 from causes likely related to addiction (Shwanika Narayan/San Francisco Chronicle)

Shwanika Narayan / San Francisco Chronicle: Tristan O’Tierney, a Square co-founder who created the company’s first mobile app, dies at…

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A list of 121 data brokers operating in the US, available due to a new Vermont law requiring companies who buy and sell third-party personal data to register (Fast Company)

Fast Company: A list of 121 data brokers operating in the US, available due to a new Vermont law requiring…

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Picking a VPN to trust is a problem, but as demand grows, there's incentive for the industry to outgrow its Wild West phase and develop industry standards (Will Oremus/Slate)

Will Oremus / Slate: Picking a VPN to trust is a problem, but as demand grows, there’s incentive for the…

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Critics and parents question the ethics of using edutainment games like Prodigy, which has a freemium business model that relies on in-app purchases, in schools (Jeff Wise/OneZero)

Jeff Wise / OneZero: Critics and parents question the ethics of using edutainment games like Prodigy, which has a freemium…

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An analysis of data between August and December 2018 from Louisville, KY estimates that the average lifespan of shared scooters in the city was 28 days (Alison Griswold/Oversharing)

Alison Griswold / Oversharing: An analysis of data between August and December 2018 from Louisville, KY estimates that the average…

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A look at on-demand medical startups in the US like Heal and The I.V Doc, which are helping users get treatment for nonemergency problems at home or work (Janet Morrissey/New York Times)

Janet Morrissey / New York Times: A look at on-demand medical startups in the US like Heal and The I.V…

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Sources: CEO of AI startup Clarifai says internal ethics officers do not suit small companies and that Clarifai would one day supply autonomous weapons (Cade Metz/New York Times)

Cade Metz / New York Times: Sources: CEO of AI startup Clarifai says internal ethics officers do not suit small…

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Ordr, a network-level cybersecurity platform which uses AI to flag suspicious events in real time, comes out of stealth and says it has raised $16.5M Series A (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Ordr, a network-level cybersecurity platform which uses AI to flag suspicious events in real time, comes…

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Source: Circle, which runs a cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex and which was reportedly valued at ~$3B last year after raising $246M, is raising another $250M (Jon Victor/The Information)

Jon Victor / The Information: Source: Circle, which runs a cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex and which was reportedly valued at ~$3B…

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Google rejects calls to remove Absher, an app from the Saudi government to help men in the country track and dictate where women can travel, from the Play store (Bill Bostock/Business Insider)

Bill Bostock / Business Insider: Google rejects calls to remove Absher, an app from the Saudi government to help men…