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November 8, 2016, 12:30 PM

Top News

Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is testing a feature that lets page administrators create job postings and receive applications from candidates  —  Facebook might muscle-in on LinkedIn's recruiting business with ways for business Pages to promote job listings.  The new Jobs features could give companies another reason …
Alexander J Martin / The Register:
Web Of Trust browser add-on, downloaded over 140M times, pulled from Mozilla, Chrome, Opera add-on stores after it was caught selling users' browsing histories  —  Did the users consent to this?  Probably not knowingly...  A browser extension which was found to be harvesting users' browsing histories …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Sources: Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from firms offering to buy Vine; one source says some offers are lower than $10M  —  Vine may survive after all.  Twitter is currently vetting multiple term sheets from companies offering to buy Vine, and hopes to make a deal soon, multiple sources tell TechCrunch.
Financial Times:
Facebook pauses collection of WhatsApp user data in the UK after Information Commissioner says it doesn't have “valid consent” from its users  —  Facebook has agreed to pause its collection of WhatsApp user data in the UK as a result of a probe by the Information Commissioner's Office.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple hired at least 16 former employees from now-defunct music startup Omnifone and purchased select tech, source says  —  As the race continues to pick up more subscribers for streaming music services, TechCrunch has learned that one of the most prominent players in the field quietly picked …
iFixit:
Google Home teardown: standard connectors and screws, mostly modular components, minimal moving parts, similar internals to Chromecast, and easy to repair  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  Google is looking to bring the robot assistants of the future to the world today.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung tests a dedicated physical button for an AI feature on the Galaxy S8, as execs look to delay S8 announcement until after MWC in February  —  Company needs to lure customers after Galaxy Note 7 recall  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. is looking to give its Siri-like virtual assistant a big promotion.

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