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November 6, 2018, 2:50 AM

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Paris Martineau / Wired:
Gab is back online; its domain has migrated to Seattle-area-based registrar Epik, and Cloudflare is shielding who actually hosts the site  —  AFTER IT WAS revealed that the suspect in the shootings at a Pittsburgh synagogue had threatened on the social media network Gab to kill Jews …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it has blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior” ahead of the US midterm elections  —  Facebook announced Monday evening that it had blocked 115 accounts on its services that may have been engaged in …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPad Pro (2018) review: very powerful with a beautiful screen, but iOS limitations like no USB-C storage support means it is still a poor laptop replacement  —  The thing about bullet trains is that they're always on rails  —  Apple introduced the new iPad Pro with a spectacular series …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Laura Stevens / Wall Street Journal:
Source: Amazon plans to split HQ2 evenly between two cities, a decision driven by the need to recruit enough talent; sources: announcement could come next week  —  Amazon.com plans to split its second headquarters evenly between two locations rather than picking one city for HQ2 …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Chrome 71, which arrives next month, will block all ads on sites that have persistently shown abusive ads such as fake system messages  —  Chrome 71 arrives next month  —  With Chrome 71, Google is stepping up its fight against the internet's abusive ads problem by blocking every ad on a site that persistently shows them.
Alex Warofka / Facebook:
Facebook posts results of commissioned report on Myanmar which found Facebook wasn't doing enough to prevent it from being used to incite offline violence  —  We want Facebook to be a place where people can express themselves freely and safely around the world.
Lachlan Markay / The Daily Beast:
After CNN, NBC, and Fox News remove a Trump-endorsed political ad for being racist, Facebook says it violates its ad guidelines and stops its paid distribution  —  The spot was too controversial for TV.  And, now, the biggest social media platform has pulled it too.
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A look at the resources needed to design a chip for high-volume applications in-house, which may require ~$50M in operating costs before the first product ships  —  This post is an excerpt from our newsletter in which we take a deep look at the shifting trends of the semiconductor industry.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands free shipping to all US customers during the holiday season, waiving the $25 minimum spend amount  —  Amazon has announced its latest plan to coin in on the lucrative Christmas shopping extravaganza: free deliveries for all customers with no minimum spend required.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases watchOS 5.1.1, after pulling the watchOS 5.1 update last Tuesday following reports of Watches being bricked  —  Following the release of watchOS 5.1 last Tuesday morning, some Apple Watch Series 4 owners began complaining that the update had bricked their watches, leaving the devices stuck at the Apple logo.
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Study: Alex Jones' videos are receiving nearly as many views on Facebook as they did before Infowars' page was banned, with new pages like NewsWars catching on  —  Infowars is gone from Facebook after a high-profile showdown over the summer between Silicon Valley and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.

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