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November 14, 2016, 4:05 AM

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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:
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.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky accuses Microsoft of anticompetitive bundling of antivirus software  —  In some situations, Windows 10 will disable third party anti-malware products.  —  Billionaire Russian anti-virus developer Eugene Kaspersky has penned an angry blog post titled “That's It.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Liana B. Baker / Reuters:
Sources: Siemens is nearing a deal to buy Mentor Graphics, which makes software for designing semiconductors, for between $4.5B and $4.6B in cash  —  Siemens AG (SIEGn.DE), Europe's biggest industrial group, is nearing a deal to buy Mentor Graphics Corp (MENT.O), which makes software …
Sam Lubell / Wired:
Some architecture firms are using virtual reality to design buildings, help clients and designers visualize 3D spaces  —  From the Lower Manhattan offices of New York architecture firm SHoP, you can explore buildings around the world—including ones that don't yet exist.

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