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November 23, 2016, 1:10 AM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Facebook has quietly built a tool to enable monitoring and suppression of posts based on location, to get back into China; Zuckerberg defended effort  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China's leaders, including President Xi Jinping.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
AppNexus, second to Google in the automated ad serving market, bans Breitbart News from using its network, citing several violations of its hate speech policy  —  AppNexus takes a stand as bigger rivals, Google and Facebook, face scrutiny over their handling of ‘fake news’
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook is testing an in-app feature which shows where to find free and public Wi-Fi  —  Facebook has begun early testing of a feature designed to highlight places where you can access free and public Wi-Fi near you.  The social networking company confirmed that its Wi-Fi discovery feature …
Sue Shellenbarger / Wall Street Journal:
Study of 7.8K students from middle school through college finds most can't spot fake news; 82% middle-schoolers couldn't tell “sponsored content” from real news  —  Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism
Kevin Unangst / Xbox Wire:
Oculus Rift will be able to stream Xbox One games via Windows 10 starting December 12  —  At Xbox, we're continuously exploring new ways for you to get the most out of your gaming experiences by providing the choice to play how you want, where you want and with whomever you want.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Link to a malicious video can cause iOS devices to freeze when the video is played in Safari, requiring a hard reset to fix  —  Every so often, a weird bug related to iOS will emerge that causes some sort of temporary misbehaving for users affected by it.  For instance, nearly two years ago the infamous …

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