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October 12, 2017, 2:48 PM

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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.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says Twitter needs to be a “lot more transparent in our actions” around suspending users, after it its broke 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 …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Wall Street Journal:
South Korean lawmaker says North Korea put malware into third-party antivirus tool to hack military database that was inadvertently left connected to internet  —  Hackers allegedly used antivirus software to access South Korea-U.S. military plans from network mistakenly connected to the internet for more than a year
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 …
Andrew Griffin / The Independent:
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Lyft adds in-app support for Google Maps to its drivers app  —  Lyft is working with Google Maps.  —  As the battle to win over ride-hail drivers continues, Lyft is working to improve its driver experience relative to Uber, its larger rival.  The next step: Making it easier for drivers to know where they're supposed to be going.
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Stephanie Prange / Variety:
Five major Hollywood studios join Disney's Movies Anywhere service, a digital locker that brings together movies from Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, Vudu  —  Disney-owned Movies Anywhere service gets backing from most of the majors, launches tonight  —  Stephanie's Most Recent Stories
Thuy Ong / The Verge:
Samsung says $300 Gear Sport watch and $200 IconX headphones will be available October 27  —  They'll be available nationwide October 27th  —  Samsung has announced that the Gear Sport and its second-generation Gear IconX earbuds (also known as Gear IconX 2018) will be available for preorder starting October 13th.

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