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January 21, 2018, 2:00 AM

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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to survey users to measure trust in publications, data will affect News Feed rankings; news will make up 4% of News Feed posts, down from 5%  —  Tech giant will rely on user surveys of trustworthiness to try to preserve objectivity  —  Facebook Inc. FB .33% plans to start ranking news sources …
Twitter:
Twitter to email 670K+ US users who interacted with tweets from Russia's Internet Research Agency, found 50K+ Russia-linked bots tweeting election content  —  When we appeared before the United States Congress last fall, Twitter publicly committed to regularly updating both congressional committees …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Slack launches in beta on Linux as a Snap, an application package that's available across a range of Linux distributions, including Ubuntu  —  Slack's ambition to become the default, go-to place for employees chat to each other and link into hundreds of other applications to get work done …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
OnePlus says up to 40K customers affected in credit card breach between Nov. 2017 and mid-Jan. 2018, offers one year of free credit monitoring to those affected  —  After learning that fraudulent charges were appearing on its customers' credit cards, smartphone maker OnePlus disabled support …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple has hired a team of at least 18 people from a startup called Silicon Valley Data Science, including two of its co-founders  —  Apple has made a quiet but interesting move in its longer-term strategy around courting more business from enterprises.  The company has hired the tech team …
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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon brings voice control to its Alexa app for Android, with iOS coming soon  —  Amazon's slow push into mobile is getting a lot more real this morning with the addition of voice integration into its Android app for Alexa.  Up to now, the app has been little more than a way to manage settings …
 

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