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Development of digital-accessibility maps for disabled people is being spurred by new apps but many challenges remain as most maps depend on…

Aimi Hamraie / The Atlantic : Development of digital-accessibility maps for disabled people is being spurred by new apps but many challenges remain as most maps depend on visual/textual data   —  A new breed of accessibility apps can make life easier for people with disabilities.  They can also make it harder.

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China’s Xinhua News Agency launches “composite anchors”, which combine images and voices of human anchors with text via AI tech from internet company…

Li Tao / South China Morning Post : China's Xinhua News Agency launches “composite anchors”, which combine images and voices of human anchors with text via AI tech from internet company Sogou   —  - AI anchors have the ability to work 24 hours a day provided human editors keep inputting text into the system

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New Congress could align around imposing privacy rules on US tech giants, and directing new funds to improve internet service in rural parts of the…

Cristiano Lima / Politico : New Congress could align around imposing privacy rules on US tech giants, and directing new funds to improve internet service in rural parts of the country   —  With help from John Hendel, Ashley Gold, Nancy Scola and Margaret Harding McGill  —  Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Tech …

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New Congress could align around imposing privacy rules on US tech giants, and directing new funds to improve internet service in rural parts of the…

Cristiano Lima / Politico : New Congress could align around imposing privacy rules on US tech giants, and directing new funds to improve internet service in rural parts of the country   —  With help from John Hendel, Ashley Gold, Nancy Scola and Margaret Harding McGill  —  Editor's Note: This edition of Morning Tech …

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Facebook, others made demonstrable progress in combating misinformation during the midterms but the problem is not going away due to engagement-based…

Will Oremus / Slate : Facebook, others made demonstrable progress in combating misinformation during the midterms but the problem is not going away due to engagement-based algorithms   —  Facebook and others have gotten more serious about hoaxes, hate speech, propaganda, and foreign election interference.

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Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders’ monitoring and…

Kevin Roose / New York Times : Some experts say Facebook performed well for the midterms, but disinformation and false news still spread fast, requiring outsiders' monitoring and prodding   —  After an Election Day largely free of viral social media misinformation, and with little trace of the kind of Russian troll stampede …

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Dutch police say they decrypted 258,000+ messages sent using IronChat, which claims to have end-to-end encryption, as part of a money laundering probe…

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica : Dutch police say they decrypted 258,000+ messages sent using IronChat, which claims to have end-to-end encryption, as part of a money laundering probe   —  Weakness allowed cops to monitor encrypted messages for some time.  —  Police in the Netherlands said they decrypted …

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Samsung teases foldable phone that acts as a phone when closed and a tablet when opened, says mass production will begin within months (Tom Warren/The…

Tom Warren / The Verge : Samsung teases foldable phone that acts as a phone when closed and a tablet when opened, says mass production will begin within months   —  Our foldable future is here  —  Samsung has been teasing its foldable smartphone for weeks, and now the company has unveiled it for the first time today.

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Sources: Google is planning an expansion of its NYC real estate, which currently houses ~7,000 employees, to add space for an additional 12,000+ (Wall…

Wall Street Journal : Sources: Google is planning an expansion of its NYC real estate, which currently houses ~7,000 employees, to add space for an additional 12,000+   —  Nears office property deal in Manhattan's West Village for enough space to multiply city workforce  —  Google is gearing up for an expansion …

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Source says Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin and “the total consideration in the deal was close to $100M” (Megan Rose Dickey/TechCrunch)

Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch : Source says Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin and “the total consideration in the deal was close to $100M”   —  Ford is buying electric scooter startup Spin, Axios reports.  The deal, according to a source close to the matter, “the total consideration in the deal was close to $100m.”

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Square reports Q3 adjusted revenue of $431M, up 68% YoY, as gross payment volume rises 29% YoY to $22.5B; stock down 5% after hours (Kate Rooney/CNBC)

Kate Rooney / CNBC : Square reports Q3 adjusted revenue of $431M, up 68% YoY, as gross payment volume rises 29% YoY to $22.5B; stock down 5% after hours   —  - Wall Street analysts are expecting 11 cents per share and $413.9 million in revenue from the payments company, according to forecasts by Refinitiv.

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Study: Alex Jones’ videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before InfoWars’ page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars…

Craig Timberg / Washington Post : Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before InfoWars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on   —  Infowars is gone from Facebook after a high-profile showdown over the summer between Silicon Valley and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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As Apple argues unit sales are the wrong way to understand its business, it needs to start reporting the numbers of active customers and the revenue…

Ben Thompson / Stratechery : As Apple argues unit sales are the wrong way to understand its business, it needs to start reporting the numbers of active customers and the revenue per user   —  While the saying goes that “No news is good news,” in the case of Apple it turns out that “News about no news is bad news.”  From Bloomberg:

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After closing its CA Technologies purchase, Broadcom sells CA’s application security testing platform Veracode to a private equity firm for $950M…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : After closing its CA Technologies purchase, Broadcom sells CA's application security testing platform Veracode to a private equity firm for $950M   —  CA Technologies bought Veracode in March 2017 for $614 million.  —  Broadcom is selling CA Technologies' Veracode application security testing platform …

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