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November 3, 2019, 3:20 AM

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CNN:
Facebook says it will not fact-check ads by UK political parties and candidates running in December election, but will fact-check political groups like Leave.EU  —  Facebook's political ad policy under pressure  —  London and New York (CNN Business)A controversial policy allowing politicians …
Siva Vaidhyanathan / New York Times:
Vetting political ads effectively and consistently at global scale is impossible; Congress should restrict ad targeting to the level of an electoral district  —  It's not about free speech.  —  Siva Vaidhyanathan is a professor of media studies at the University of Virginia.
Will Oremus / OneZero:
Twitter's ban on political and issue ads will let companies advertise things like fossil fuel-based products but ban ads from activists advocating against them  —  The company's feel-good decision is already a mess.  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday that the company …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
New York Times:
Trump has integrated Twitter into the very fabric of his administration, and, via more than 11,000 tweets, has reshaped the presidency  —  With a single tweet last fall, Mr. Trump sent his administration into a tailspin.  “I must, in the strongest of terms, ask Mexico to stop this onslaught …
Darla Mercado / CNBC:
Brian Chesky says Airbnb will ban “party houses” after five people died in a shooting at a Halloween party in a California home rented through the service  —  - Brian Chesky, CEO of Airbnb, tweeted on Saturday that the company would bar “party houses” and step up its efforts against unauthorized parties.
Gaurav Shukla / NDTV Gadgets 360:
Global smartphone shipments in Q3 grew 2% YoY according to Strategy Analytics, while Canalys estimates 1% increase, bucking a two-year downward trend  —  Samsung grabbed the top spot with over 78 million smartphone shipments in Q3 2019.  —  HIGHLIGHTS  —  Global smartphone shipments bucked …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Google to acquire Fitbit at $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at about $2.1B  —  - The acquisition pits Alphabet against fellow tech giant Apple in the wearable fitness tracking space.  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks on stage during the annual Google I/O developers conference in Mountain View, California, May 8, 2018.
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Elizabeth Schulze / CNBC:
Russia's “sovereign internet” law, which aims to enable disconnecting the country's internet from the rest of the world, went into effect on Friday  —  - The law tightens Moscow's control over the country's internet infrastructure and aims to provide a way for Russia to disconnect its networks from the rest of the world.
Swati Khandelwal / The Hacker News:
Google releases patch for a Chrome zero-day vulnerability being used in the wild that allows hackers to escape sandbox protections via malicious websites  —  Attention readers, if you are using Chrome on your Windows, Mac, and Linux computers, you need to update your web browsing software immediately …

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