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November 11, 2016, 10:25 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Zuckerberg: “the idea that fake news on Facebook, which is a very small amount of the content, influenced the election in any way... is a pretty crazy idea”  —  “Voters make decisions based on their lived experience.”  —  After a day of criticism over his company's role …
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Tech CEOs send company-wide memos encouraging decency and kindness after Donald Trump's win  —  An ‘emotionally-charged election’  —  Over the past 24 hours, top executives at Apple, eBay, Box, and Microsoft have sent company-wide memos urging employees to try to move forward and expressing the belief that people are inherently good.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Dan Primack / LinkedIn:
Sources: Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team  —  Peter Thiel has agreed to join Donald Trump's presidential transition team, according to multiple sources close to the situation.  Thiel, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager who also serves …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Spotify app for Windows, Mac, and Linux writing gigabytes of junk data to storage drives when idle; company says they're rolling out an update with fix for bug  —  Streaming app used by 40 million writes hundreds of gigabytes per day.  —  For almost five months—possibly longer …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Russian hacking group The Dukes, suspected of hacking DNC servers, has launched at least five phishing attacks on US NGOs and think tanks  —  Less than six hours after Donald Trump became the presumptive president-elect of the United States, a Russian hacker gang perhaps best known for breaking …
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Russia prepares to block access to LinkedIn over a dispute about the storage of Russian user details on servers located outside the country  —  LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals that will soon be bought by Microsoft, is to be blocked in Russia on Thursday after a local court ruled …
Saba Hamedy / Mashable:
Hands-on with Snap's Spectacles: light-weight, pairing with phone is easy, Snapping with glasses and transfers to phone work as promised, video quality is good  —  Getting my hands on a pair of Snapchat Spectacles felt like getting a golden ticket.  —  Only instead of Willy Wonka greeting me at the …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Oculus Developer Cener:
Oculus debuts Asynchronous Spacewarp, a frame-rate smoothing technique that almost halves CPU and GPU load, allowing for lower-spec VR-capable PCs  —  TL;DR:Oculus is releasing a new technology aimed at reducing system hardware requirements while maintaining content quality across a wider array of hardware.
Jennifer Baker / Ars Technica:
Google rejects EU antitrust allegations, arguing that Android has expanded competition, Microsoft and Apple also preload apps and favor their own services  —  Search giant faces $7.4 billion fine if found to have blocked competitors in the market.  —  Google—as expected …
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom confirms the company is working on adding live video to its app  —  Stream to your stream  —  Instagram has confirmed that it's working on adding a live video feature to its app.  CEO Kevin Systrom discussed the company's live video ambitions in an interview with the Financial Times today.
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