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November 16, 2018, 10:30 AM

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Sheryl Sandberg:
Sheryl Sandberg says allegations that she and Zuckerberg hid info about Russian interference are untrue, claims she didn't know Facebook hired Definers  —  I want to address some of the claims that have been made in the last 24 hours.  —  On a number of issues - including spotting …
New York Times:
How Definers provided reporters with ammunition to suggest senators grilling Sheryl Sandberg were hypocritical for criticizing Facebook  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A small firm called Definers Public Affairs brought the dark arts of Washington's back-room politics to Silicon Valley when …
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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Facebook to demote borderline content in News Feed by default, publish minutes of policy meetings, and let users appeal content decisions to an independent body  —  My focus in 2018 has been addressing the most important issues facing Facebook.  As the year wraps up, I'm writing a series …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Facebook's second content moderation report: from April to September, 1.5B fake accounts were closed and 23.3M instances of violent content were removed  —  Facebook's latest transparency report shows a big jump in spam and violent content takedowns, some advances in proactively identifying hate speech …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
BlackBerry to acquire cybersecurity firm Cylance, which provides an AI-based advanced threat detection platform, for $1.4B in cash  —  The rumors, it seems, were true — BlackBerry is acquiring cybersecurity startup Cylance in an all-cash deal worth $1.4 billion.
Brian Crecente / Variety:
Sony says it will not attend next year's E3, the annual video game trade show, the first time in E3's 24-year history that Sony will not be there  —  Sony Interactive Entertainment, currently riding high on record sales of its PlayStation 4 gaming console, won't be hosting its annual press conference …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Voxox left database unsecured, exposing a near real-time stream of millions of SMS texts including password reset links and 2FA codes from Google, Yahoo, others  —  A security lapse has exposed a massive database containing tens of millions of text messages, including password reset links …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
FCC gives SpaceX permission to deploy over 7,000 Starlink internet satellites, as part of a full network of 12,000  —  Federal regulators are allowing entrepreneur Elon Musk to use an expanded range of wireless airwaves for his plan to deliver cheap, high-speed Internet access — from space.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
MailChimp partners with Square to let its users create landing pages with built-in e-commerce features, says 50% of its revenue now comes from e-commerce  —  MailChimp, the popular email newsletter service and marketing platform, today announced a partnership with Square that will allow …
Heather Somerville / Reuters:
Airspace Technologies, an online platform for time-critical shipping like getting blood samples delivered to a lab or organs to a hospital, raises $20M Series B  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The latest startup aiming to bring new technology to the business of moving around cargo …
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