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January 26, 2019, 2:05 PM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
Conversations with execs at the World Economic Forum reveal that many are racing toward automation to stay ahead of competition regardless of impact on workers  —  DAVOS, Switzerland — They'll never admit it in public, but many of your bosses want machines to replace you as soon as possible.
Brookings:
Report: small US cities, rural communities, and Rust Belt states most at risk of automated job replacement; men, younger workers, and minorities most vulnerable  —  Senior Research Analyst - Metropolitan Policy Program  —  Senior Research Assistant - Metropolitan Policy Program
Raphael Satter / Associated Press:
Staff from Toronto's Citizen Lab, behind exposés of government hacking tool vendors like NSO, describe meetings likely arranged to get compromising quotes  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The researchers who reported that Israeli software was used to spy on Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi's inner circle …
Billy Perrigo / TIME:
Researchers say India's political parties are using armies of volunteers to spread misinformation and hate speech via WhatsApp group chats ahead of elections  —  On Monday, in an effort to stop the spread of fake news, WhatsApp announced that users around the world would only be allowed …
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google confirms that I/O 2019 will take place from May 7 to May 9 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View after a developer solves the I/O puzzle  —  If you're a fan of all things Google, you already have a date to mark on your calendar for 2019.  Developer Till Kottmann …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
YouTube says it will no longer suggest videos with “borderline content” or those that “misinform users in a harmful way” even if they don't violate guidelines  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Whether it is a video claiming the earth is flat or the moon landing was faked …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Sources: Zuckerberg plans to add end-to-end encryption to Instagram and Messenger and integrate their messaging infrastructure and WhatsApp's by end of the year  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's chief executive, plans to integrate the social network's messaging services …

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