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October 31, 2018, 10:40 AM

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Will Sommer / The Daily Beast:
How Instagram has become a refuge for far-right figures who have avoided being banned from the site, including Alex Jones  —  Instagram hosts accounts from prominent right-wingers who have already been banned from Twitter and Facebook.  —  Alt-right social network Gab shuttered itself …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Source: Rich DeVaul, a director at X, Alphabet's moonshot unit, left the company today following reports of sexual harassment, did not receive an exit package  —  Rich DeVaul, a director at X, the moonshot unit of Alphabet, Google's parent company, has left the company following reports of sexual harassment.
Peter Cao / 9to5Mac:
Apple has pulled watchOS 5.1 update after reports that it had bricked some Apple Watches  —  [Update: Apple has now pulled watchOS 5.1.  Users who haven't updated should refrain from doing so if it was downloaded, but not yet installed.]  —  While many users are disappointed with the lack …
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q3 revenue of $13.73B, up 33% YoY, DAUs of 1.49B on average, up 9% YoY, says mobile ad revenue represented ~92% of all ad revenue  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2018.  —  “Our community and business continue …
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Saheli Roy Choudhury / CNBC:
Samsung Electronics posts Q3 operating profit of ~$15.5B, up 21% YoY, driven by strong sales of memory chips and higher demand for high-end OLED display panels  —  - Samsung Electronics on Wednesday said it recorded an operating profit of 17.57 trillion won (about $15.5 billion) for the quarter ending in September.
Virginia Hughes / BuzzFeed News:
Researchers examining 135 popular kids apps on Android and iOS find 88% of paid and 100% of free apps often have manipulative and distracting ads  —  Popular apps for young kids, especially those available in Google's app store, are teeming with advertisements that distract them from play …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
The processor used in the 2018 MacBook Air is an Intel Core i5-8210Y 7W Amber Lake Y processor  —  Apple's newly upgraded MacBook Air is equipped with a 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Core i5 Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz, a chip configuration that does not match any of the 8th-generation chips that Intel has announced to date.
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Carolyn Said / San Francisco Chronicle:
Waymo granted the first permit from California's DMV for driverless testing of autonomous cars on public roads, will start with limited tests in Silicon Valley  —  Waymo is the first company in California allowed to test robot cars on public roads with no human driver behind the steering wheel, it said Tuesday.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ charges 10 Chinese nationals for conspiring to hack and steal IP and confidential data from US and European companies between Jan. 2010 and May 2015  —  Department of Justice charges ten Chinese nationals for hacks on US and French aviation companies  —  The US Department of Justice …
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