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October 27, 2019, 1:10 AM

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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Pentagon awards $10B JEDI cloud contract to Microsoft over Amazon  —  Microsoft has emerged victorious in a dramatic competition for public cloud resources for the U.S. Defense Department, beating out market leader Amazon Web Services, the Pentagon said on Friday.
Ben Dreyfuss / Mother Jones:
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Zuckerberg struggles to explain why Facebook News' “trusted” sources include Breitbart News, says Facebook wants “to include a breadth of content in there”  —  On Friday morning, Facebook announced its plan to spend millions of dollars on high-quality journalism …
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
Study: researchers say an algorithm widely used in the US healthcare system to assess medical needs for millions of people is biased against black patients  —  A series of studies argue that by focusing on costs as a proxy for health, risk algorithms are ignoring the racial inequalities in healthcare access.
Greg Bensinger / Washington Post:
In leaked video, Sundar Pichai admits at an all-hands that Google is “genuinely struggling” with employee trust as it defends the hiring of former DHS official  —  At company's weekly town hall with employees, executives assail leaks and defend hiring DHS official
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Facebook took down ad by a PAC, which falsely claimed Sen. Graham supports Green New Deal, says it will fact-check ads from political groups but not politicians  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Saturday that it had removed an ad which falsely claimed that U.S. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham supported …
Sequoia Capital:
Don Valentine, founder of Sequoia Capital, dies at 87  —  Don Valentine, founder of Sequoia Capital and one of the generation of leaders who forged Silicon Valley, died today aged 87 at his home in Woodside, California.  He shaped Sequoia and left his imprint not just on his family and friends …
Atiya / MSPoweruser:
Leaked documentation about Windows 10X shows the OS is designed for both laptops and foldable devices, with the Start Menu being referred to as “Launcher”  —  Microsoft has mostly kept details of Windows 10X- a version of Windows 10 that has been tailored to dual-screen devices- under wraps.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Google says it's improving 10% of English searches in the US by using NLP techniques to better understand query context and words' relationship with each other  —  For Google's namesake search engine, delivering the right results is about understanding what people are asking for.
Meredith Broussard / Slate:
How database schemas from the 1950s through the 1990s, which encoded gender as a binary value, are affecting non-binary persons today  —  College student Manahil Bandukwala recently tweeted a complaint about her computer science class.  In a gesture of solidarity with her trans and nonbinary classmates …

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