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November 15, 2016, 10:50 AM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple exploring Google Glass-like AR digital glasses that connect wirelessly to iPhones, as company comes under pressure to deliver new products  —  Apple Inc. is weighing an expansion into digital glasses, a risky but potentially lucrative area of wearable computing, according to people familiar with the matter.
New York Times:
Google and Facebook say they will ban fake news sites from using their advertising networks as misinformation spreads online  —  Over the last week, two of the world's biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election's outcome.
Steven Musil / CNET:
WhatsApp launches free video calling on iOS, Android, and Windows phones, rolling out soon to its 1B+ users  —  The popular messaging and voice app adds video call option, joining a crowded field.  —  FaceTime and Skype have a new rival in the video-chat market: WhatsApp.
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
Sources: Facebook staffers form unofficial task force to review company's role in promoting fake news, challenge Zuckerberg's dismissal of concerns  —  The group is hoping to challenge the position by CEO Mark Zuckerberg that the platform has no responsibility to address the issue following the election of Donald Trump.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
Twitter rolls out a mute filter, muted conversations, and new “hateful conduct” reporting option to combat abuse  —  At a pivotal moment, the company is introducing a mute filter, muted conversation threads, and user report infrastructure in an effort to win back its platform from the trolls.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Apple releases $299 hardcover book “Designed by Apple in California” dedicated to the memory of Steve Jobs, chronicling 20 years of Apple design with 450 photos  —  A book like this takes courage  —  Running out of Christmas ideas for that diehard Apple fan in your life?
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Skype for Web no longer requires an account when using chat, or making voice or video calls  —  Microsoft today announced a small but significant update to Skype for Web: Guest accounts.  If you want to start a Skype conversation with someone quickly and don't want to sign up for an account, this is for you.
Sean Hollister / CNET:
The Internet Association, whose members include Google and Facebook, lists policy priorities like supporting encryption in open letter to President-elect Trump  —  Here's what 40 internet companies want Trump to do  —  The Internet Association, whose members include the likes of Amazon …

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