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April 7, 2017, 4:25 PM

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds fact checking information to search results and Google News worldwide  —  Last October, Google launched support to highlight fact-checking articles within Google News in the US and the UK.  Now those articles will get special presentation as part of general Google searches worldwide.
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Walt Mossberg is retiring in June, shortly after the 2017 Code Conference, ending a 47-year career at publications including the WSJ, Recode, and The Verge  —  Thanks for reading, watching, listening  —  It was a June day when I began my career as a national journalist.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers uncover BrickerBot-powered botnet attacks that are designed to brick poorly secured Linux-based routers and other IoT devices  —  Ongoing “BrickerBot” attacks might be trying to kill devices before they can join a botnet.  —  Researchers have uncovered a rash of ongoing attacks designed …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Uber responds to Waymo's lawsuit in a court filing, says it never received the documents Levandowski downloaded from Waymo, has different Lidar design, more  —  Uber has said from the beginning that Google's claims of intellectual-property theft involving self-driving-car technology are “meritless.”
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Department of Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask @ALT_uscis Twitter account that criticized Trump, prompting Twitter to drop its lawsuit  —  Just one day after being sued in federal court, Homeland Security has withdrawn its order to unmask the @Alt_USCIS account …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: FCC Chairman tells trade groups of plans to update net neutrality rules created under Obama, wants to keep basic principles but move enforcement to FTC  —  The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is moving quickly to replace the Obama administration's landmark net neutrality rules …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Source: Internet Association, which represents Facebook, Google, Twitter, others, will meet with FCC's Ajit Pai next week to discuss net neutrality rule changes  —  Some in Silicon Valley fear the draft blueprint from FCC Chairman Ajit Pai lacks teeth.  —  A short-lived ceasefire over net neutrality is quickly coming to an end.
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung forecasts $8.8B Q1 profit, an almost 50% jump YoY, expects sales of $44.2B, which won't include Galaxy S8 sales which hit market April 21  —  The South Korean giant's latest quarterly likely benefited from its business supplying chips, displays and other components.

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