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October 12, 2017, 9:30 PM

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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions” around suspending users, after it broke its silence on Rose McGowan  —  Twitter has abruptly broken its own policy of not commenting on individual accounts to explain why it temporarily suspended …
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
In an interview, Sheryl Sandberg says Facebook is committed to helping Congressional investigators publicly release Russia-linked ads and info on user targeting  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said on Thursday the company was fully committed …
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Equifax has taken down a webpage after it directed users to install a fake Adobe Flash update containing adware; company blames third-party analytics vendor  —  Equifax said Thursday that its systems were not compromised, after they looked into a report by an independent researcher …
Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon suspends Roy Price, VP of Amazon Studios and global head of Prime Video content, following harassment claim from a company producer  —  The news follows a harassment claim from one of the retail giant/streamer's top TV producers.  —  Roy Price, vp Amazon Studios and global head …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Google announces new education initiatives: $1B in global grants to nonprofits, US-based Grow with Google for training and resources, Goodwill partnership  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai was in Pittsburgh Wednesday to announce a new five-year, $1 billion program to help close the global education gap.
Eric Boyd / Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit:
Microsoft and Amazon AWS announce Gluon, a new open source deep learning interface to simplify deep learning models  —  New Open Source Interface Simplifies Deep Learning Development  —  At Microsoft we have a vision and passion to amplify human ingenuity with the transformative power of AI.
Washington Post:
Facebook says it fixed a CrowdTangle “bug” that allowed a researcher to analyze the reach of Russia-linked account posts  —  Social media analyst Jonathan Albright got a call from Facebook the day after he published research last week showing that the reach of the Russian disinformation campaign …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
KGI's Ming-Chi Kuo predicts all 2018 iPhones will abandon Touch ID in favor of Face ID  —  KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo is out tonight with a new investor note.  Kuo explains that, despite initially believing Apple might readopt fingerprint technology, it's now likely that all 2018 iPhone models …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower finds 35% of ARKit-powered apps are games, 19% are utilities, 11% are entertainment, 7% are education, 6% are photo and video, 5% are lifestyle  —  ARKit, Apple's augmented reality framework that CEO Tim Cook recently likened to being as “dramatic” a development as the App Store itself …

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