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November 18, 2018, 11:05 AM

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Alex Stamos / Washington Post:
Ex-CSO Alex Stamos says no one at Facebook ever told him not to examine Russian interference, but company's comms strategy of minimization and denial was wrong  —  Alex Stamos is a Hoover fellow and adjunct professor at Stanford University.  He previously served as the chief security officer at Facebook until August.
New York Times:
Silicon Valley's alliance with Democrats, already strained by issues like fake news and Cambridge Analytica, is at a breaking point after NYT's Facebook exposé  —  The alliance between Democrats and Silicon Valley has buckled and bent this year amid revelations that platforms like Facebook …
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
YouTube quietly began showing ad-supported free feature-length movies in October, giving users access to around 100 titles including “The Terminator”  —  Streaming on a small screen near you: blockbuster fare like ‘Rocky’ and ‘Terminator’  —  Last month, YouTube quietly began …
Dave Michaels / Wall Street Journal:
SEC settles with Paragon Coin and CarrierEQ, which agree to start filing audited financial reports and refund investors of 2017 ICOs who want their money back  —  Agreements require startups to comply with investor-protection rules  —  WASHINGTON—Two startups that raised money …
Brad Sams / Thurrott.com:
Sources: Microsoft to release a disc-less Xbox in 2019 that will cost $200 or less, will let users trade in discs for digital game downloads  —  In the wake of the news that Sony will not be attending E3 next year, Microsoft's hardware plans for 2019 will likely be a huge win for the brand and for gamers.
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Alphabet's Verily says it's pausing its glucose-sensing contact lens project because, after four years of study, lenses didn't gauge blood sugar levels reliably  —  - In a show of transparency, Verily posted a blog post on Friday explaining why it is hitting the pause button on its glucose-sensing contact lens.

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