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November 3, 2018, 4:55 AM

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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
After The Intercept's inquiry, Facebook deletes “white genocide conspiracy theory” as a pre-defined ad targeting category with an estimated 168K users  —  Apparently fueled by anti-Semitism and the bogus narrative that outside forces are scheming to exterminate the white race …
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
Twitter has removed some bot accounts, sources say more than 10,000, that posed as Democrats and posted tweets discouraging people from voting in the midterms  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting …
Google Walkout For Real Change:
Google walkout organizers say 20,000+ participated and that Sundar Pichai will meet with his leadership team on Monday to review a plan to address their demands  —  For Immediate Release:  —  Google employees and contractors participate in global “walkout for real change”
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Ryan Dezember / Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Thasos, which leases trillions of anonymized GPS coordinates from ~1,000 smartphone apps and sells insights from the data to Wall Street traders  —  The phone in your pocket is dishing info on where you spend your time and, likely, money  —  When Tesla Inc. TSLA .62% Chief Executive Elon Musk …
Kara Swisher / Recode:
In a wide-ranging interview, Elon Musk discusses his tweeting habits, Tesla's past year, its Navigate on Autopilot feature, full autonomous driving, and more  —  Musk talks about his “excruciating” 2018, fighting with journalists on Twitter, why Tesla won't build an electric scooter and much more.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
US Department of Commerce to lift price freeze on .com domains from December 2020 after extending contract with Verisign to run the internet registry until 2024  —  Verisign is the big winner as consumers face higher bills for .com domain names.  —  The U.S. Department of Commerce's National …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Spotify makes an early version of its Apple Watch app available to a limited number of users via Apple's TestFlight beta testing program  —  Spotify is officially coming to Apple Watch, as the streaming music service today delighted users with an early beta version of the watchOS app through TestFlight.
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
Profile of cryptocurrency millionaire Jeffrey Berns who says he has spent $300M to build an experimental community based on blockchain in Nevada  —  A man spent millions on an enormous plot of land near Reno.  Now he wants to build a community based on the blockchain technology introduced by Bitcoin.

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