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October 27, 2018, 8:45 PM

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Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter told a user that pipe bomb suspect did not violate its rules when she reported his threats weeks ago; Twitter now says it made a mistake, apologizes  —  Taylor Hatmaker @tayhatmaker / 14 hours  —  At least two Twitter accounts linked to the man suspected of sending explosive devices …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Paypal bans Gab citing hate speech as a reason for the action after it was revealed that suspected Pittsburgh shooter had an account on the social network  —  The gunman had a history of anti-semetic posts on the site  —  Earlier today, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google introduces its “.new” top-level domain for instantly creating new docs, slides, sheets, and forms across its productivity apps  —  Sarah Perez @sarahintampa / 7 hours  —  Google Docs just rolled out a time-saving trick that's sure to be welcomed by heavy users of Docs …
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Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
As children of Silicon Valley's elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new digital gap  —  America's public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.  The rich are banning screens from class altogether.
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 …
Benjamin Wofford / Vox:
Interviews with government officials, analysts, and tech experts reveal severe vulnerabilities in many levels of the US election system, ahead of midterms  —  An investigation into the US election system reveals frightening vulnerabilities at almost every level.

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