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April 7, 2017, 11:15 AM

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
Google adds fact checking information to global search results and Google News worldwide  —  Last October, Google launched support to highlight fact-checking articles within Google News in the US and the UK.  Now those articles will get special presentation as part of general Google searches worldwide.
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Walt Mossberg is retiring in June, shortly after the 2017 Code Conference, ending a 47-year career at publications including the WSJ, Recode, and The Verge  —  Thanks for reading, watching, listening  —  It was a June day when I began my career as a national journalist.
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Twitter sues the Trump administration after Customs and Border Protection tries to compel the social network to reveal the identity behind @alt_USCIS account  —  So remember how President Donald Trump (a.k.a. @realDonaldTrump) loves Twitter and credits it with helping him win the election?
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung forecasts $8.8B Q1 profit, an almost 50% jump YoY, expects sales of $44.2B, which won't include Galaxy S8 sales which hit market April 21  —  The South Korean giant's latest quarterly likely benefited from its business supplying chips, displays and other components.
Ben Popper / The Verge:
YouTube says it will only allow channels with 10K lifetime views to monetize videos, to help make sure revenue flows only to those who play by the rules  —  The rule change is meant to weed out bad actors  —  Five years ago, YouTube opened their partner program to everyone.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: FCC Chairman tells trade groups of plans to update net neutrality rules created under Obama, wants to keep basic principles but move enforcement to FTC  —  The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission is moving quickly to replace the Obama administration's landmark net neutrality rules …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Project Zero finds serious Broadcom WiFi chipset flaw that allows hacking of many Android devices; Google releasing patch this month; iOS was patched in 10.3.1  —  Broadcom chips allow rogue Wi-Fi signals to execute code of attacker's choosing.  —  A broad array of Android phones are vulnerable …
Ev Williams:
Twitter co-founder Ev Williams says he's selling up to 30% of his Twitter shares, so he can continue to invest in other causes and companies  —  A note for Twitter shareholders and employees  —  If you're not a Twitter shareholder or employee (or reporter who covers such things) …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Uber expands its open source data visualization tool beyond mapping to other visual datasets, including network traffic  —  You may not be aware, but Uber offers an open source version of the data visualization framework it uses internally, called deck.gl.  The tool was made available …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger opens its M assistant to all US users, easing the process of sending money in chats, sharing locations, making plans, starting a poll  —  Starting on iOS and Android in the US  —  Facebook's AI assistant, known simply as M, will now pop into your Messenger chat windows …
Richard Nieva / CNET:
Facebook begins testing a Groups tab on some Pages, making it easier to find official groups  —  The social network tells CNET it's testing new features that let brands call attention to specific groups, or just link Pages and groups.  —  If you go to a few brand pages on Facebook …

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