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November 21, 2016, 8:05 AM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg responds to fake news controversy and outlines projects Facebook is working on to combat the issue  —  A lot of you have asked what we're doing about misinformation, so I wanted to give an update.  —  The bottom line is: we take misinformation seriously.
Jeff Jarvis / Medium:
John Borthwick of Betaworks and Jeff Jarvis of CUNY offer ideas for tackling fake news on Facebook, Twitter, and Google  —  We—John Borthwick and Jeff Jarvis—want to offer constructive suggestions for what the platforms—Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram, Snapchat, WeChat, Apple News …
Jake Smith / ZDNet:
Symantec has agreed to acquire ID theft protection service LifeLock for $2.3B  —  Acquisition forms “world's largest digital safety platform for consumers and families.”  —  Symantec on Sunday agreed to acquire LifeLock, a consumer identity-theft protect service, for $2.3 billion to form the …
Mark Wilson / Co.Design:
The buggy $1,495 June Intelligent Oven is all that's wrong with Silicon Valley design: automated yet distracting, boastful yet mediocre, confident yet wrong  —  Automated yet distracting.  Boastful yet mediocre.  Confident yet wrong.  —  I slide a piece of salmon into the June, one of the most advanced ovens ever built.
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Programmers share stories about being asked to write code for illegal or unethical purposes and ponder the need for self-regulation  —  Earlier this week, a post written by programmer and teacher Bill Sourour went viral.  It's called “Code I'm Still Ashamed Of.”

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