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January 11, 2017, 3:20 PM

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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 …
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.
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:
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 …
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 …
Seth Weintraub / 9to5Google:
Alphabet's Titan high-altitude drone program has been shut down after being rolled into X in late 2015; 50+ employees disperse to other units  —  In 2014, Google bought Titan Aerospace, maker of high altitude, solar-powered drone aircraft.  At the time Google noted, “It's still early days …
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

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