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March 6, 2017, 12:10 PM

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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.
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.
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.
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?
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Sprint wins $139.8M verdict against Time Warner Cable for willfully infringing VoIP patents  —  Can Sprint's patent lawyers force competitors to pay up for VoIP?  —  Sprint has been filing patent lawsuits over VoIP for more than a decade now, and the company may have just scored its biggest payout yet.

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