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November 13, 2016, 6:30 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg defends Facebook's role in the election, claims over 99% of what people see on Facebook is authentic  —  I want to share some thoughts on Facebook and the election.  —  Our goal is to give every person a voice.  We believe deeply in people.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: several Facebook execs voiced concerns about company's role in influencing elections; in all-hands meeting, Zuckerberg maintained the impact was small  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Late on Tuesday night, as it became clear that Donald J. Trump would defeat Hillary Clinton to win the presidential election …
Emily Bell / Columbia Journalism Review:
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg need to recognize the dangers of disseminating a flood of fake news, or public perception of the platform will continue to erode  —  Mark Zuckerberg hosts a Q&A at Facebook headquarters on December 11, 2014.  Photo via Facebook Newsroom
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
FriendFinder Networks, operator of AdultFriendFinder.com, Cams.com, other sites hacked; 412M accounts exposed; LeakedSource could crack 99% of all passwords  —  Almost every account password was cracked, thanks to the company's poor security practices.  Even “deleted” accounts were found in the breach.
Nitasha Tiku / BuzzFeed:
Trump-supporting founder of Gab.ai, a social network popular with the alt-right, was kicked out of Y Combinator for violating its harassment policy  —  Milo Yiannopoulos and Gab.ai CEO Andrew Torba.  —  On the Friday after the US presidential election, Andrew Torba, CEO of Gab.ai …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Rhapsody/Napster posts surprise $1.6M quarterly profit after years of losses, filing reveals  —  Seattle-based Rhapsody International, which operates the Napster music service, posted a profit of more than $1.6 million in the third quarter on record revenue of more than $54 million …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook mistakenly showed memorial banners on profile pages implying users were dead, apologized for a “terrible error”  —  RIP  —  Facebook is capping one of the longest weeks in American history by telling everyone that they are dead.  Log on to your profile and there's …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
AT&T to begin throttling mobile streaming video to 480p resolution in early 2017, but customers can opt out  —  Cellular customers can opt out of “Stream Saver,” which limits video to 480p.  —  AT&T today said it will begin limiting the quality of mobile video for cellular data customers in early 2017.
New York Times:
The US election underscores the flaws of an overreliance on large-scale data analysis, which can have unintended consequences, as it has for some tech companies  —  It was a rough night for number crunchers.  And for the faith that people in every field — business, politics, sports and academia …

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