Report: Cloudflare has foreign terrorist organizations as customers, possibly violating US laws; Cloudflare says it works with US to meet legal obligations (Rhett Jones/Gizmodo)

LA-based Brud, which sources say raised $6M+, aims to turn CGI-based characters into social media celebrities, like Miquela, who has 1.5M Instagram followers (Wall Street Journal)

Report: Facebook renamed Building 8, its hardware skunkworks lab, to Portal after the device launched, moved more experimental projects to Facebook Reality Labs (Nick Statt/The Verge)

Propel raises $12.8M for its free app to manage government benefits

How Huawei is pushing China's grand tech ambitions forward with a secretive enterprise unit that is estimated to net $10B+ in revenue this year (Mark Bergen/Bloomberg)

Amazon Echo speakers now play friendly with Apple Music

GE to spin out its industrial IoT software business into a separate company with $1.2B in revenue, sell 90% of ServiceMax to Silver Lake for an undisclosed sum (Forbes)