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As children of Silicon Valley’s elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new…

Nellie Bowles / New York Times : As children of Silicon Valley's elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new digital gap   —  America's public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.  The rich are banning screens from class altogether.

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Tesla starts rolling out Navigate on Autopilot in the US, an active guidance feature that suggests and makes lane changes, takes highway exits, and…

Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch : Tesla starts rolling out Navigate on Autopilot in the US, an active guidance feature that suggests and makes lane changes, takes highway exits, and more   —  Some Tesla owners in North America will wake up to a new driver assistance feature that had been delayed for testing, according to a tweet sent Friday evening by CEO Elon Musk.

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Twitter told a user that pipe bomb suspect did not violate its rules when she reported his threats weeks ago; Twitter now says it made a mistake,…

Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch : Twitter told a user that pipe bomb suspect did not violate its rules when she reported his threats weeks ago; Twitter now says it made a mistake, apologizes   —  Taylor Hatmaker @tayhatmaker / 14 hours  —  At least two Twitter accounts linked to the man suspected of sending explosive devices …

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Microsoft plans to bring its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to PC, Satya Nadella revealed on Wednesday’s Q1 earnings call (Kyle Orland/Ars…

Kyle Orland / Ars Technica : Microsoft plans to bring its Xbox Game Pass subscription service to PC, Satya Nadella revealed on Wednesday's Q1 earnings call   —  Few details offered during off-handed earnings call announcement.  —  Microsoft says PC players will be able to access a version of its all-you-can-download …

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A look at the tough anti-piracy approach taken by powerful companies in Canada, who are suing TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial apps for the Kodi…

Jordan Pearson / Motherboard : A look at the tough anti-piracy approach taken by powerful companies in Canada, who are suing TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial apps for the Kodi media player   —  Adam Lackman ran TVAddons, a site hosting unofficial addons for Kodi media player.  A legal team representing powerful telecom …

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Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: thin and light design with long battery life, integrated LTE, but Snapdragon 850 is sluggish, and Windows 10 on ARM has…

Dan Seifert / The Verge : Samsung Galaxy Book 2 review: thin and light design with long battery life, integrated LTE, but Snapdragon 850 is sluggish, and Windows 10 on ARM has issues   —  Samsung's latest 2-in-1 has a lot of promise, but it comes up short  —  About two years ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 …

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Sources: two hackers, who stole millions of users’ data from Uber in 2016, indicted on charges related to 2016 data breach at online learning company…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Sources: two hackers, who stole millions of users' data from Uber in 2016, indicted on charges related to 2016 data breach at online learning company Lynda   —  Zack Whittaker @zackwhittaker / 8 hours  —  Two hackers who stole millions of users' data from ride-hailing firm Uber have been indicted …

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Amazon says its “other” sales, which are mostly comprised of its advertising services, earned nearly $2.5B in net sales in Q3, up 122% YoY from $1.12B…

Alana Semuels / The Atlantic : Amazon says its “other” sales, which are mostly comprised of its advertising services, earned nearly $2.5B in net sales in Q3, up 122% YoY from $1.12B   —  The e-commerce company has so much information about us that it's become expert at shilling us things we didn't even know we needed.

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The European Parliament adopts a resolution calling for an EU audit of Facebook’s data protection and user security protocols (Natasha…

Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch : The European Parliament adopts a resolution calling for an EU audit of Facebook's data protection and user security protocols   —  The European Parliament has called for a full audit of Facebook following a string of data breach scandals — including the Cambridge Analytica affair.

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Interviews with 70+ current and former Netflix employees tell of a culture of candor and transparency that some find ruthless, demoralizing, and…

Wall Street Journal : Interviews with 70+ current and former Netflix employees tell of a culture of candor and transparency that some find ruthless, demoralizing, and dysfunctional   —  Buzzwords and anxiety fill the hallways as Hollywood giant tries to maintain a winning culture amid breakneck growth; ‘sunshining’ the ‘N-word’ scandal

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Christie’s sells a portrait by the French art collective Obvious generated using AI for $432,500, over 40x its estimated price, a first for the…

Gabe Cohn / New York Times : Christie's sells a portrait by the French art collective Obvious generated using AI for $432,500, over 40x its estimated price, a first for the auction house   —  Last Friday, a portrait produced by artificial intelligence was hanging at Christie's New York opposite an Andy Warhol print and beside a bronze work by Roy Lichtenstein.

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Snap reports Q3 revenue of $298M, vs. $283M estimated, up 43% YoY, and DAUs of 186M, vs. 186.1M estimated, up 5% YoY but down 1% QoQ; stock down 10%…

Sara Salinas / CNBC : Snap reports Q3 revenue of $298M, vs. $283M estimated, up 43% YoY, and DAUs of 186M, vs. 186.1M estimated, up 5% YoY but down 1% QoQ; stock down 10% after hours   —  - Wall Street was keeping a close eye on active user numbers for Snap's namesake photo-sharing app, Snapchat, as global social media use plateaus.

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Amazon Q3: revenue of $56.6B, up 29% YoY, operating income of $3.7B, up from $347M YoY, net income of $2.9B, up from $256M YoY; stock down 7%+ after…

Amazon : Amazon Q3: revenue of $56.6B, up 29% YoY, operating income of $3.7B, up from $347M YoY, net income of $2.9B, up from $256M YoY; stock down 7%+ after hours   —  SEATTLE—(BUSINESS WIRE) October 25, 2018—Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

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