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December 28, 2018, 3:20 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg:
Mark Zuckerberg posts a year-end overview on the issues that Facebook encountered in 2018 and its efforts to deal with them  —  For 2018, my personal challenge has been to focus on addressing some of the most important issues facing our community — whether that's preventing election interference …
Max Fisher / New York Times:
Over 1,400 pages of leaked Facebook content rules for moderators reveal gaps, biases, and errors as Facebook tries to distill complex issues into yes/no rules  —  Under fire for stirring up distrust and violence, the social network has vowed to police its users.  But leaked documents raise serious questions about its approach.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Instagram briefly replaces vertical feed with horizontal scrolling for many users, says it was meant to be a small test that “went broader than we anticipated”  —  The new layout was caused by a bug, according to the company  —  Instagram has quietly started testing a horizontal feed …
Reuters:
Source: Apple will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019  —  - Apple Inc will begin assembling its top-end iPhones in India through the local unit of Foxconn as early as 2019, the first time the Taiwanese contract manufacturer …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Q&A with Snap CEO Evan Spiegel on Snapchat's future, fighting with Facebook, Spectacles, and why he limits his kids' screen time  —  It only takes about 30 seconds of waiting in line at Nando's before somebody recognises Evan Spiegel.  “You're not from Snapchat, are you?” a young man asks.
Associated Press:
CenturyLink is experiencing disruptions across the US since early Thursday, impacting internet and 911 call services  —  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Many CenturyLink customers across the U.S. were without internet Thursday amid a lengthy outage that stretched from New York to California.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Epic Games has earned $3B in profits in 2018, fueled by the continued success of Fortnite  —  Epic Games had as good a year in 2018 as any company in tech.  Fortnite became the world's most popular game, growing the company's valuation to $15 billion but it has helped the company pile up cash, too.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Source: Grab has raised the fundraising target of its ongoing Series H round from the original $3B to $5B  —  Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab is aiming to start the new year with a bang and an awful load of bucks.  The company, which acquired Uber's local business earlier this year …

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Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
Protect Yourself from SIM Jacking  —  SIMjacker allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message.  Steve Gibson explains how it works on the Security Now podcast.
Zoho:
Six ways to use shapes to create a compelling presentation in Zoho Show  —  Ideas come in all shapes and sizes—be it an extra fold to help your paper plane fly a few inches further, or an equation that changes …
AWS Startups:
How Daivergent Is Helping Autistic People with Careers in Tech  —  Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent's platform connects AI companies with high-volume data needs to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF this October 2-4  —  We'll talk to Lee and Smith about what it was like working with these effects, and how else they could change the way movies get made.
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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