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October 28, 2017, 1:55 PM

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Rob Goldman / Facebook:
Facebook will start testing new ad transparency features in Canada in Nov., in US and elsewhere by summer, including an option to see all ads a page is running  —  When it comes to advertising on Facebook, people should be able to tell who the advertiser is and see the ads they're running, especially for political ads.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
As pre-orders open, Apple says iPhone X screen replacement will cost $279, compared to $169 for iPhone 8 Plus; other out-of-warranty repairs will cost $549  —  The iPhone X went on sale today, and with it, Apple released some information about the phone's repair pricing — and like the phone itself, it gets expensive.
The Economic Times:
Canalys and Counterpoint Research say India overtook US to become world's second largest smartphone market in Q3  —  NEW DELHI: India has pipped the US to become the world's second-largest smartphone market at the end of the third quarter, according to two research firms …
Michael Zelenko / The Verge:
Survey of US sentiment toward big tech firms including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Twitter, and others on trust, privacy, news accuracy, more  —  Illustrations by Garret Beard and William Joel  —  This year marked a sea change in our attitude toward tech's largest players — and not for the better.
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
WhatsApp starts rolling-out feature that lets you delete sent messages within 7 minutes  —  Message recalls have been rumored on WhatsApp for months now and every couple of weeks, we got a glimpse of the functionality in a beta version but it was always a false alert and never properly worked.
Alison Snyder / Axios:
Researchers at Vicarious AI have developed a new brain-inspired AI technique that can solve CAPTCHAs with less training data than other AI techniques  —  One of the ways computers distinguish humans from robots is with CAPTCHAs — that little box with a weird letter combination at the bottom of your online ticket or other transaction.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Alphabet's Waymo Will Test Self-Driving Cars in Snowy Detroit  —  Autonomous Chrysler minivans will learn to navigate snow, ice  —  Tech company's rollout comes in the backyard of big automakers  —  The self-driving cars Google designed are going to the snow — and the seat of the car industry.
Shareen Pathak / Digiday:
Amazon's “other revenue”, mostly composed of ad sales, grew 58% YoY to $1.12B; net sales from physical stores, reported for the first time, was $1.2B in Q3  —  Amazon is making good on its promise to eat advertising.  —  In its third-quarter earnings report today …
Alphabet Investor Relations:

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Microsoft:
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eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
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