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November 22, 2016, 3:45 PM

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook testing feature that shows you 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 is being rolled out now …
Bloomberg:
NTSB is investigating the crash of Facebook's Aquila internet drone during its test flight in June  —  @AlanLevin1 More stories by Alan Levin  —  NTSB investigating aircraft's structural failure on approach  —  Company founder Zuckerberg called June test flight successful
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
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 …
The Official Motorola Blog:
Lenovo rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Moto Z and Moto Z Force, bringing Daydream compatibility, first phones outside of Google's to support feature  —  Last month, we told you Android 7.0 Nougat would be making its way to several of our smartphones before the end of the year …
Roshan Baliga / The Keyword:
Tests show Google Wifi is up to 75% faster than Eero, and up to 2x as fast as Luma  —  At Google we care deeply about connecting people to the information and services they care about.  Better connectivity is at the center of this, and we know that many people wish they had better Wi-Fi coverage in their home.
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sources: Thiel struggles to recruit tech elite to Trump team, turns to Max Levchin for advice; shortlist includes Blake Masters, Joe Lonsdale, Jack Abraham  —  Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is putting together a brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders to share ideas with the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.
April Glaser / Recode:
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
DeepMind Health and NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust, which runs three London hospitals, ink 5-year data sharing deal and will deploy Streams app in early 2017  —  DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that's focused on building links to healthcare providers to drive …
Jamie Aspinall / The Keyword:
Google updates Popular Times feature in Search and Maps, letting users see how busy places are in real-time  —  'Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends.  That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws.

Sponsor Posts

Microsoft:
Winning hackathon project now helping millions read and write  —  Teacher Merlyne Graves used to spend hours recording for her students who struggled with reading.  Not any more.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
At Zoho Recruit, We Take Workflows very Personnel-ly  —  Here's the thing about workflows.  They are very difficult to understand until you actually start working with them.  —  But, for recruiters …

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