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January 11, 2017, 2:00 PM

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Fidji Simo / Facebook Media:
Facebook launches the Facebook Journalism Project to collaborate on news products, offer training and tools for jounalists, and curb fake news  —  Facebook is a new kind of platform and we want to do our part to enable people to have meaningful conversations, to be informed and to be connected to each other.
Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
Instagram will put full-screen, auto-playing, skippable ads in its Stories feature, which now has 150M daily active users five months after launch  —  If you're one of the millions of Instagram users who likes the service's recently added “Stories” sharing feature, get ready …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Four months after the recall, Samsung says over 96% of Galaxy Note7 devices have been returned  —  Samsung said today that over 96 percent of all Galaxy Note7 phones have been returned following a recall that started in September.  —  First introduced in August, the latest Note7 smartphone …
Tesla:
Chris Lattner joins Tesla as VP of Autopilot software  —  We would like to welcome Chris Lattner, who will join Tesla as our Vice President of Autopilot Software.  Chris' reputation for engineering excellence is well known.  He comes to Tesla after 11 years at Apple where he was primarily responsible …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon Wireless says customers with unlimited data plans using 200GB+/month must switch to limited plans or be disconnected  —  Heaviest unlimited data users must switch to limited plans or be disconnected.  —  Verizon Wireless customers with unlimited data plans who use more than 200GB …
Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Twitter says it will shutdown its iOS and desktop account management app Dashboard on February 3  —  In June, Twitter launched Dashboard, a dedicated app brands can use to manage their various accounts, but seven months later, that's all about to change.  Today, the company announced …
Samuel Gibbs / The Guardian:
Chrome, Safari, Opera autofill features and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds  —  Chrome, Safari, Opera and extensions such as LastPass can be tricked into leaking private information using hidden text boxes, developer finds
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Court documents: FBI paid eight sources at Geek Squad when they found evidence of child pornography on computers sent in for repair  —  At a giant Best Buy repair shop in Brooks, Ky., Geek Squad technicians work on computers owned by people across the country, delving into them to retrieve lost data.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Greenpeace clean energy report: Apple, Facebook, Google top list, all scoring “A"s; Baidu and Tencent trail pack with “F"s  —  Apple has earned the title of greenest tech company in the world for the third year in a row, according to a new report from environmental organization Greenpeace.

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