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October 15, 2017, 2:15 PM

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Sophia Ciocca / Hacker Noon:
How Spotify's Discover Weekly makes recommendations: a mix of collaborative filtering, natural language processing, and analyzing raw audio tracks  —  The science behind personalized music recommendations  —  This Monday—just like every Monday— over 100 million Spotify users found a fresh new playlist waiting for them.
Regina R. Clewlow / Planetizen:
Survey: ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have most likely reduced mass transit use and added to traffic in major US cities  —  Useable data of the effects of ride-hailing service on travel behavior is sorely lacking, but a new study sheds light on critical questions about what companies …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey promises to crack down on hate, violence, and harassment with “more aggressive” rules  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey took to...Twitter today to promise a “more aggressive” stance in its rules and how it enforces them.  The tweet storm was based in a response …
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Ryan Whitwam / Android Police:
T-Mobile ends unlimited LTE roaming in Canada and Mexico, will limit to 5GB per month starting November 12  —  One of T-Mobile's big “uncarrier” moves was to offer international roaming data to most customers for free.  However, Canada and Mexico were special cases where you'd get full-speed LTE data on most plans.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Study: patent suit filings in East Texas dropped 60%+ in 90 days after SCOTUS limited “venue shopping” by patent trolls, compared to 90 days before the ruling  —  Can Delaware handle the incoming caseload?  —  New lawsuits are down—way down—in the mostly rural district …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and used them to access the internet, the prison's internal network, and commit fraud  —  How an inmate hacker hid computers in the ceiling and turned the prison upside down  —  In the summer of 2015, Stan Transkiy was 16 years into a life sentence …
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