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March 6, 2017, 11:30 AM

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Adrianne Jeffries / The Outline:
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Fitbit unveils Alta HR with heart rate monitoring, available at the end of March for $150; Alta HR, Blaze, and Charge 2 get improved sleep tracking  —  This might be the tracker you want to wear both day and night.  —  Fitbit's thin Alta tracker dropped around this time last year, and the company is already making an update to it.
Peter Kafka / Recode:
As Facebook begins adding “disputed” labels, a look at how Facebook took a full week to label one made-up story from a fake news site as “disputed”  —  Coming to your feed: A “disputed” label for bogus stories.  —  That bogus story about Donald Trump your uncle posted on Facebook?
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook testing emoji reactions, including a thumbs-down button, on messages in Messenger  —  Facebook finally has a Dislike button, but it's not where you'd expect.  —  How do you reply to a specific message in a rapid-fire chat thread?  Facebook wants you to attach emojis …
CNET:
MWC 2017 recap: retro phones, no Samsung handsets, 5G hype, shrinking bezels, and less VR gear  —  Retro phones, shrinking bezels, 5G on deck and Samsung's no-show: That was the Mobile World Congress that was.  —  Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF  —  That's a wrap for another Mobile World Congress.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How an image of Chuck Schumer and Putin made it from Reddit to Trump's Twitter account in less than 24 hours  —  Twenty hours.  That's about how long it took for a picture to make its way from the depths of Reddit to the Twitter account of the president of the United States.
San Francisco Chronicle:
USCIS says it's temporarily suspending expedited processing of H-1B visas, an option often used by tech companies, for up to six months, beginning April 3  —  The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will temporarily suspend expedited processing for all H-1B petitions starting April 3, according to the agency's website.

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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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