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January 27, 2019, 1:55 AM

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Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Zuckerberg's WSJ op-ed and rumored push to unify messaging infrastructure across Facebook's apps may be signs of company's increased concern about regulation  —  It sure feels like regulation is coming for Facebook.  —  The threat of government regulation has been looming over Facebook …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
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
James Vincent / The Verge:
Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung's Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone jack  —  Well, the leaks start coming and they don't stop coming  —  There's less than a month to go before Samsung unveils …
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Illinois Supreme Court rules that companies can be sued for collecting biometric data without opt-in consent, even if no tangible injury was demonstrated  —  Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared …
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 …
Cate Cadell / Reuters:
Inside Alibaba's futuristic 290-room FlyZoo hotel where it showcases its prowess in AI and incubates tech it wants to sell to the hospitality industry  —  HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Gliding silently through Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's futuristic “FlyZoo” hotel, black disc-shaped robots …
Will Oremus / Slate:
An overview of projects like NewsGuard, and how efforts to rank the credibility of news sites can be problematic, despite good intentions  —  In the era of fake news, a cottage industry of startups is competing to turn media credibility into a booming business.  Do we really want that?
Jane Zhang / South China Morning Post:
Didi says its global ride-hailing network had 550M users, over 31M drivers, and covered more than 1,000 cities around the world in 2018  —  - Following scandals, Didi has focused on safety overhauls, including in-trip audio recordings by passengers and drivers and in-car panic buttons
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 …

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