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October 27, 2019, 8:10 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.
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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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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.
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 …
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.
Associated Press:
How Census Bureau is working with internet platforms to fight misinformation ahead of 2020 census and guide users to its site via searches and voice assistants  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing …
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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

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