On topic: Tech news to know now

Here’s what’s on the Friday menu.

Facebook rolls out personal fundraising tools. (Company blog post)

Go crazy: As promised, Twitter no longer counting usernames in replies against the 140-character count. (Verge)

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft meet with U.K. lawmakers, vow to work harder on removing extremist material online. But they did not publicly address encryption. (Guardian)

Apple wins fight to prevent banks from introducing their own mobile-payment services on Apple devices in Australia, and some are predicting it could set a precedent. (Reuters)

Verizon reportedly planning to launch live online TV service this summer. (Bloomberg)

Robots are also taking Wall Street jobs. (Fortune)

Speaking of Wall Street, those who are working there are using encrypted messaging services, raising concerns that they’re breaking rules. (Bloomberg)


Photo: A street sign is seen near the New York Stock Exchange in New York on Feb. 16, 2017.  Some Wall Street jobs are going away because of advances in artificial intelligence. (Bryan R. Smith/Getty Images)


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