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November 9, 2017, 9:50 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has temporarily paused “all general verifications” to work on clarifying policy, after verifying white supremacist Jason Kessler  —  Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications - the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children  —  Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains.
Dave Mark / The Loop:
Apple says it is working on a software fix for iPhone X screens that become temporarily unresponsive to touch in cold environments  —  Yesterday, a Reddit user named Darus 214 started a thread complaining about his iPhone X screen becoming unresponsive in cold weather.  From the thread:
Nick Compton / Wallpaper*:
Interviews with Jony Ive and Stefan Behling, one of Apple Park's lead architects, on the site's design and flexibility and on the fluid nature of iPhone X  —  Anticipation was higher than usual - and it always runs to feverish - when the press and other interested parties …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 11.1.1 for iPhone and iPad with ‘i’ autocorrect fix  —  Apple has released iOS 11.1.1 for all iPhone and iPad customers.  The latest software update includes bug fixes and improvements including a fix for the notorious ‘i’ autocorrect bug that resulted in a ? and A character appearing.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook announces Community Boost program, traveling to 30 US cities during 2018, to help SMBs use the platform, provide training to unemployed, more  —  Whether it's to “bring the world closer together” or improve its public image, Facebook today announced Community Boost.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Apple confirms it acquired InVisage Technologies, which makes imaging tech for low-light conditions  —  As Apple continues to work on ever-smaller but more powerful computing devices, it has acquired a startup focusing on nanotechnology, and specifically as it relates to image sensors.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Musical.ly acquired for as much as $1B by Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., maker of news app Toutiao  —  With 60 million monthly users, startup sells to Chinese maker of news app Toutiao  —  Musical.ly Inc., the maker of a lip-syncing app popular among teens and tweens …
WikiLeaks:
WikiLeaks publishes source code for malware control system Hive, shows examples of CIA allegedly impersonating Kaspersky via digital certificates  —  Source code and analysis for CIA software projects including those described in the Vault7 series.  —  This publication will enable investigative …

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