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October 3, 2017, 12:50 PM

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Max Read / New York Magazine:
How Facebook's increasing size and scope, potential for abuse, and new use cases led Zuckerberg to rethink its neutral role and emphasize community values  —  The same company that gives you birthday reminders also helped ensure the integrity of the German elections.
Elliot Schrage / Facebook:
About 10M people saw Russian ads on Facebook, 44% of ads were seen before Nov. 8, 50% of ads were for $3 or less; for 99% of the ads, less than $1,000 was spent  —  What was in the ads you shared with Congress?  How many people saw them?  —  Most of the ads appear to focus on divisive social …
Washington Post:
Sources: Russians used Facebook's Custom Audiences retargeting tool to ID voters and send specific ads and messages to influence them  —  A sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. (Ben Margot/AP)  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Russian operatives set up an array of misleading Web sites …
New York Times:
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram adds polling stickers to Stories, an eyedropper color-picking tool to Android and iOS, and text and sticker alignment tool, limited for to iOS now  —  Instagram is making its Stories a little more interactive with a new polling feature that users can add with a “poll” sticker.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Sony PlayStation chief Andrew House, who drove the strategy and launch of the PS4, is leaving after 27 years; deputy president John Kodera is taking over  —  Andrew House, the president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, has resigned from his post, and current deputy president, Tsuyoshi …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber's Otto due diligence report has been made public as part of Uber v. Waymo lawsuit  —  Alphabet had been fighting to get ahold of this document for months over the course of its litigation against Uber.  —  A report that Alphabet wants to use in its lawsuit against Uber was made public today.
Salvador Rodriguez / Reuters:
Slack and Oracle partner to integrate the tech giant's enterprise software products into the popular messaging app  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Slack Technologies Inc has secured a partnership with Oracle Corp (ORCL.N) to integrate the tech giant's enterprise software products …
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Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
How the big tech platforms including Facebook, Google, and Twitter, who've pledged to provide accurate information during major crises, are failing miserably  —  In aftermath of Sunday evening's mass shooting in Las Vegas, visitors to Facebook's Crisis Response page for the tragedy …
Cale Guthrie Weissman / Fast Company:
Chris Davies / SlashGear:
Ring debuts Protect, a $199 home security system that includes base station, keypad, contact sensor, motion detector, and range extender, launching late October  —  It's clearly the season for home security systems, with Ring launching Ring Protect with the promise of 24/7 monitoring and easy installation.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook brings data-saving Messenger Lite beyond developing markets to the Google Play Store in US, Canada, UK, and Ireland, has no plans for iOS version  —  Facebook's data-conserving version of Messenger is no longer just for developing nations with slow networks.

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