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November 7, 2018, 2:25 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says Android developers should use native APIs to support “Foldables”, to help avoid further fragmentation, as Samsung and others tease folding devices  —  Developers can turn on support for folding displays right now  —  Google is officially announcing support for a category …
Shirin Ghaffary / Recode:
SF voters pass Proposition C to raise city's gross receipts tax by ~0.5% on annual gross receipts of $50M+ that companies like Square, Lyft, Salesforce generate  —  The contentious measure, Prop C, has divided tech leaders.  —  San Francisco voters passed a measure that has divided …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Facebook Messenger will soon let users remove sent messages within 10 minutes after posting, release notes for an update to the iOS app say  —  Soon you can have Zuckerberg powers  —  Facebook Messenger will soon allow you to delete sent messages up to 10 minutes after you've originally sent them.
Associated Press:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg rejects request to appear before an “international grand committee” of Canadian and UK MPs to discuss fake news on November 27  —  LONDON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has rejected a request to appear before an international parliamentary committee delving …
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
Eugene Kim / CNBC:
Amazon begins mailing a physical holiday toy catalog to customers, with QR codes to help find items, as it adopts tactics from traditional retailers  —  - Amazon is shipping its first-ever printed holiday toy catalog to millions of customers starting this month.  —  Amazon's first-ever printed holiday shopping catalog is here.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook says that over 100 accounts it removed Monday were linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency  —  The 115 accounts Facebook took down yesterday for inauthentic behavior ahead of the mid-term elections may indeed have been linked to the Russia-based Internet Research Agency …
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Tencent founder and CEO Pony Ma says that WeChat now has 1M mini programs and 200M people are using them every day  —  They may not be widely known outside of China, but Tencent's mini program initiative to develop ‘apps’ that live outside of app stores is bearing fruit after it clocked …
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Robin Wauters / Tech.eu:
Report: investment in early-stage technology startups in Europe increased 4x to €3.6B in H1 2018, compared to the same period in 2015  —  We're thrilled to announce our latest report, developed in close partnership with Stripe and Techstars and launched today on the main stage at the Web Summit in Lisbon.
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Pew survey of 4,500 US adults: 34% regularly let their child on YouTube, with 47% saying they do occasionally; 61% say their kids encountered unsuitable videos  —  Survey shows that most parents let their children watch the Google-owned video site, amid concern it is profiting from advertisements targeting minors
The Guardian:
Facebook says it will not make political ad disclosure rules mandatory in UK on Nov. 7, says it wants to ensure the accuracy of disclaimers under the ads first  —  Exclusive: Social network says it is improving process to stop abuse of disclaimer system  —  Facebook is delaying its plans …
Atul Gawande / New Yorker:
Computerization, which simplified tasks in many industries, has largely failed to achieve the same result in healthcare, causing many doctors to hate their PCs  —  Digitization promises to make medical care easier and more efficient.  But are screens coming between doctors and patients?
Dake Kang / Associated Press:
Chinese authorities have begun deploying “gait recognition” AI software in Beijing and Shanghai that identifies people via their body shapes and how they walk  —  BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities have begun deploying a new surveillance tool: “gait recognition” …

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