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November 16, 2017, 12:05 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says users can now have verified status revoked, unveils new guidelines for verified accounts as it works on authentication and verification program  —  A risky new step in the fight to reduce harassment  —  Twitter will begin removing verification badges from users who violate its rules, the company said today.
David Pierce / Wired:
Google Pixel Buds review: great sound, but Assistant only works on Android, Translate is only available to Pixel owners, and pairing via case sometimes fails  —  In your ears, Google's earbuds work beautifully—but it takes way too much work to get them there.  —  I CAN'T FIGURE out the Google Pixel Buds.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google updates Assistant with developer support for Spanish, Italian, and other languages, ability to recognize implicit requests, more  —  Also, the Nexus Player is back  —  Google has announced a bunch of new updates coming to Assistant today that should make it possible for developers …
Mark Harris / Wired:
Interview with Anthony Levandowski on his AI-focused religion, Way of the Future, of which he's the Dean, which aims to find and worship “a Godhead based on AI”  —  Anthony Levandowski makes an unlikely prophet.  Dressed Silicon Valley-casual in jeans and flanked by a PR rep rather …
Laura Shin / Forbes:
Square Cash is testing cryptocurrency support by letting a small number of users buy and sell Bitcoin directly in the app  —  Some customers of Square's Cash app have gotten a surprise in the past week.  —  The app, which is used for payments between friends and is a competitor to Venmo …
CNBC:
Rider in California sues Uber, claiming it did not take sufficient measures to protect her from a driver who was charged after allegedly raping her  —  - An anonymous Uber rider is suing the company in California Superior Court, claiming it didn't do a sufficient background check on a driver who allegedly raped her.
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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Trump administration publishes inter-agency rules for disclosing or keeping secret cyber security flaws, with decisions to retain flaws being revisited annually  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether …
The Guardian:
Edinburgh University study identifies 419 Russia-linked Twitter accounts that tweeted about Brexit, all from a list of 2,752 accounts Twitter supplied to US  —  Researchers find that accounts run from a St Petersburg troll farm tried to sow discord between Britons over the referendum
Nick Zakrasek / The Keyword:
Google updates its job search with estimated salary ranges, a better location filter, the ability to save individual jobs, and more  —  To help the millions of people who turn to Google to start their job search, we worked with leaders across the industry to introduce a new experience earlier this year.

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