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Recode Daily: Hope you didn’t open that Google Doc yesterday

Plus, Facebook and Tesla had good first quarters, and a fad fortune fidgeted.

If you have kids, you know what this is.
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Hackers targeted millions of Gmail users in a sophisticated attack that spread across the internet, via an email disguised as an invitation to open a Google Doc. Google disabled the attack; here’s what to do if you suspect you were compromised by the phishing exploit. [April Glaser / Recode]

Facebook reported revenue of $8.03 billion for the first quarter of 2017, a 49 percent jump over last year. The social network is hiring another 3,000 people to pull down violent and inappropriate content. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Tesla had a good Q1 too, delivering more than 25,000 cars and beating Wall Street expectations with $2.7 billion in revenue. The company saw a wider loss than expected, attributing it to operating costs of SolarCity, which it acquired last year. [Johana Bhuiyan / Recode]

CEO Tim Cook said Apple will start a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. [Elizabeth Gurdus / CNBC]

The pay TV business posted a historically horrible number — it lost 762,000 subscribers in the first three months of 2017. Meanwhile, Hulu announced a new livestreaming service that lets you watch dozens of channels for $40. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended his plan to roll back net neutrality rules on the latest episode of Recode Decode. [Eric Johnson / Recode]

On the latest episode of Recode Media, journalist Nick Bilton talked with Recode’s Jason Del Rey about his new book, ”American Kingpin,” which traces the rise and fall of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, a.k.a. "the Dread Pirate Roberts.” [Eric Johnson / Recode]

Top stories from Recode

Elon Musk says he doesn't know what Apple is doing with cars.

He didn't seem to be too concerned with Apple’s purported plans to enter the self-driving space.

Alphabet says the executive at the center of its lawsuit against Uber had a deal before he left the company.

Alphabet’s attorneys claim that Anthony Levandowski received more than five million Uber shares that vested the day after he left Alphabet. Uber says that’s not true.

Verizon will pay the NFL more than $20 million to stream a single football game this fall.

The NFL finds another buyer for its product.

Before tackling driverless technology, this startup wants to make human drivers safer.

Nauto, backed by Andy Rubin’s Playground, rolled out a device that will detect and warn drivers when they're distracted.

This is cool

What the kids are doing

You can tell a toy is popular with the kids when it’s banned by some schools in the U.S. and the U.K. Global sales of the “fidget spinner” are in the tens of millions, but the Florida-based creator of the fad gadget is not making a penny off her invention — she couldn’t afford to keep the patent. [Richard Luscombe / The Guardian]


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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