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December 6, 2016, 9:20 AM

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Julia Love / Reuters:
Tim Cook says Apple Watch set a new sales record during first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product  —  Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
How the “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory spread online via 4chan, Reddit, Facebook, Twitter, and other websites, culminating in arrest of gunman in Washington D.C.  —  The unhinged conspiracy theory now known as “Pizzagate” has resulted in a man bringing an assault rifle to the DC bar named …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Facebook now asking users to rate articles' use of “misleading language” to detect fake news  —  A survey asking users about “misleading language” in posts is the latest indication that Facebook is facing up to what many see as its responsibility to get a handle on the fake news situation.
Facebook:
Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and YouTube will create a database to share hashes of terrorist images and recruitment videos removed from their services  —  Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are coming together to help curb the spread of terrorist content online.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts Amazon Go, a checkout-less food store in Seattle, where purchases are tracked by computer vision and app, open to its staff now and public in '17  —  The straight-forwardly named “Just Walk Out” technology ought to give you a pretty good idea of what Amazon Go is all about.
Peter Sayer / PCWorld:
OpenAI open sources Universe, a training platform where AIs can learn to play games, use apps, and interact with sites; source code now available on GitHub  —  A company backed by Elon Musk wants to help robots to learn to steal cars by playing games  —  OpenAI, an artificial intelligence …
Natt Garun / The Verge:
Google's new Trusted Contacts app lets you share your location during emergencies  —  It's basically Google Latitude, three years later  —  When Google discontinued Latitude in 2013, it never truly made a replacement for its version of iOS's Find My Friend.

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