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October 26, 2018, 7:30 PM

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Facebook:
Facebook says it has removed 82 Pages, groups, and accounts for coordinated inauthentic behavior that originated in Iran and targeted people in the US and UK  —  Today we removed multiple Pages, groups and accounts that originated in Iran for engaging in coordinated inauthentic behavior on Facebook and Instagram.
Natfriedman / The GitHub Blog:
GitHub's new CEO Nat Friedman says Microsoft's $7.5B acquisition of GitHub is now complete  —  I'm thrilled to share that the Microsoft acquisition of GitHub is complete.  Monday is my first day as CEO.  Millions of people rely on GitHub every day, and I am honored by the opportunity to lead this company.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Snap launches Snap Camera app for Mac and Windows, brings Snapchat filters to apps including Twitch, YouTube, and Skype on the desktop  —  The conference call is going to be lit, fam  —  Snap, which likes to call itself a camera company, is bringing that camera to the desktop.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, raises $1.25B from KKR, Iconiq Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Vulcan Capital, and others  —  Jonathan Shieber , Jordan Crook 7 hours  —  It pays to have the most popular game in the world.  —  Epic Games, the creators …
Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Source: Samsung is working with Google on developing a special version of Android OS for a foldable-screen device codenamed “Winner”  —  - Company in talks with Verizon for 5G network-ready phone  — New flagship to include fingerprint scanner under screen
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Addressing employee concerns, Microsoft explains why it won't pull out of Pentagon's $10B JEDI contract bidding and will sell AI and other technologies to DOD  —  Microsoft will not pull out of the competition for a $10 billion cloud contract for the Department of Defense …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitch says it has 1M viewers at any given time, announces Squad Streaming to allow up to four people to broadcast at once, Twitch Sings game, and more  —  The teens were out in force today in San Jose for the annual TwitchCon game streaming conference.  There, Twitch announced that at any given time …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
AT&T to shut down WarnerMedia's FilmStruck, its two-year-old streaming video service for indie, arthouse, and classic films, on November 29  —  In AT&T's latest move to streamline WarnerMedia, Turner and Warner Bros. Digital Networks announced Friday that the FilmStruck indie …
Marguerite Reardon / CNET:
In a deal with the DOJ, California has agreed to not enforce its net neutrality law until legal challenges to the FCC's net neutrality repeal are resolved  —  California has agreed to not enforce its net neutrality law until a lawsuit challenging the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of the federal regulations concludes.
Financial Times:
Waymo has begun charging some passengers in Arizona for rides in its autonomous cars, Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat revealed during Thursday's Q3 earnings call  —  Waymo has begun charging passengers in Arizona for rides in its autonomous cars, making it the first self-driving car developer to launch commercial services.
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Naomi Nix / Bloomberg:
Following Trump's complaint about Twitter removing many people from his account, Twitter explains how its fake account removal policies make the service better  —  - Platform has been eliminating fake and abusive accounts  — Conservatives have argued social media platformed biased
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