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(Bloomberg View) -- My Tuesday morning train reads:

  • How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet (Bloomberg)
  • Silicon Valley Has Failed to Protect Our Data. Here’s How to Fix It (Bloomberg Businessweek); see also The web is under threat. Join us and fight for it. (World Wide Web Foundation)
  • The Billionaire Whisperer Who United Bezos, Buffett and Dimon (Bloomberg)
  • Amazon: The Making of a Giant (Wall Street Journal); see also How Amazon Became Corporate America’s Nightmare (Bloomberg)
  • What Exactly Happened on Vol Monday? (Policy Tensor)
  • Former Apple Employees Reflect on Siri’s "Squandered Lead" Over Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant (Mac Rumors); see also The Seven-Year Itch: How Apple’s Marriage to Siri Turned Sour (the Information)
  • Teachers and Annuities: A Questionable Match and Hard Products to Shed (New York Times)
  • How breaking news got panelized: On cable, journalists and pundits increasingly share space. (Washington Post)
  • Everything is terrible: an explanation (TechCrunch); see also The Florida Bridge Collapse Is a Tragic, Predictable Result of a Building Philosophy That Could Be Coming to Your Town (Slate)
  • Everything You Need to Know About the Final Four (FiveThirtyEight)

What are you reading?

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Barry Ritholtz is a Bloomberg View columnist. He founded Ritholtz Wealth Management and was chief executive and director of equity research at FusionIQ, a quantitative research firm. He blogs at the Big Picture and is the author of “Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy.”

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