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Top story: Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys

Reuters | Saturday January 20, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday.

A dataset with 184,879 crimes committed in Buenos Aires

Hacker News | Saturday January 20, 2018

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Chat app for use when your battery is less than 5%

Hacker News | Friday January 19, 2018

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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

Unlearning Toxic Behaviors in a Code Review Culture

Hacker News | Friday January 19, 2018

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The Untreatable: The Spanish Flu of 1918

Hacker News | Friday January 19, 2018

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Canada's Hydro Quebec unable to meet demand from digital currency miners

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Canada's largest utility, Hydro Quebec, is reviewing its commercial energy strategy after being inundated with demand from global digital currency miners rushing to the province to benefit from political stability and low energy prices.

FTC makes second request on Broadcom's bid for Qualcomm

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has made a second request for information on chipmaker Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion hostile bid for Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom said in a statement on Friday, a move that could indicate heightened antitrust scrutiny.

Fermented Shark, Anyone?

Hacker News | Friday January 19, 2018

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Ex-IBM employee from China gets five years prison for stealing code

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former software engineer for IBM in China was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing proprietary source code from the company, prosecutors announced on Friday.

Judge overseeing AT&T, Time Warner merger trial hears document dispute

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T , owner of DirecTV, is asking for documents from a long list of companies as part of preparation for a trial to determine if they will be allowed to buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner , their lawyer Daniel Petrocelli said in a pre-trial hearing on Friday.

Trump signs bill renewing NSA's internet surveillance program

Reuters | Friday January 19, 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he signed into law a bill renewing the National Security Agency's warrantless internet surveillance program, sealing a defeat for digital privacy advocates.

Trump signs surveillance extension into law.

Reddit | Friday January 19, 2018

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Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News

The New York Times | Friday January 19, 2018

Facebook said it planned to prioritize high-quality news on its site by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy.

The Transputer – the future was distributed

Hacker News | Friday January 19, 2018

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Italy is drawing Samsung into Apple's battery battles

The Washington Post | Friday January 19, 2018

Samsung denies it's slowing down phones, as it faces an investigation from Italian officials. Officials are also looking into Apple's behavior.