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Facebook expands fake election news fight, but falsehoods still rampant

Facebook Inc on Wednesday said it would team with two U.S. non-profits to slow the global spread of misinformation that could influence elections, acknowledging that fake news sites were still read by millions.

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Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase hires chief legal officer from Fannie Mae

Coinbase has hired finance executive Brian Brooks as chief legal officer, it said on Wednesday, as the cryptocurrency exchange grows its compliance and government affairs capabilities amid intensifying regulatory scrutiny of the nascent market.

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Our favorite iOS 12 features, iPhone XS ordering and reviews, and your comments and questions

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iOS 12 is here, so let’s talk about our favorite features. The first wave of iPhone XS reviews are out. We also respond to your comments and questions for Jason Cross, Leif Johnson, Roman Loyola, and Dan Masaoka in the Macworld Podcast, episode 622.

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Inside Facebook’s Election ‘War Room’

Seven weeks before the midterm elections, the social network is setting up a central hub to root out disinformation and false news. We visited the operation.
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Amazon considering opening up to 3,000 cashierless stores by 2021: Bbg

Amazon.com Inc is considering a plan to open as many as 3,000 new Amazon Go cashierless stores in the next few years, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-19/amazon-is-said-to-plan-up-to-3-000-cashierless-stores-by-2021 on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Take up to $300 off 2018 MacBook Pros at B&H and Best Buy

If you’ve been holding out for a good price on the latest MacBook Pros, it’s a good day to head over to B&H. Today the retailer is offering the 2018 MacBook Pro models for $200 to $300 off their retail price, which brings the starting price for a 13-inch model down to just $1,599. If you want a 15-inch model, the prices start at $2,099.

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Apple Watch review roundup: The hype is real for the best smartwatch on the market

Although the reviews for Apple’s iPhone Xs/Max were lukewarm at best, the experience first users are having with the Apple Watch Series 4 is incredibly positive.
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Facebook yet to comply with EU consumer rules, Airbnb in line: EU sources

Facebook may face sanctions because it has yet to comply with EU consumer rules while Airbnb has made the necessary changes in response to regulatory demands, EU sources said on Wednesday.

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EU copyright law may force Google, Facebook to pay billions to music companies, publishers

Facebook and Google could be forced to pay billions to media publishers, music companies and filmmakers if a proposed copyright rule is formally adopted in Europe.
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Apple Watch Series 4 review roundup: A little more screen makes a big difference

Along with the iPhone Xs and Xs Max, Apple has another new device going on sale Friday: the Apple Watch Series 4. Like the new iPhones, the difference between it and the previous Series 3 models comes down to two main things: a larger screen and a heftier price tag. But based on early reviews, it’s worth it.

Dieter Bohn of The Verge found that while the new Apple Watch sizes “don’t feel that much bigger on your wrist than the old sizes,” the extra pixels are a massive upgrade: “Things look different when the screen turns on. The screen on the Series 4 is just incredibly good. Apple says it’s 30 percent bigger, which is one of those specs that’s easy to just sort of pass over when you read it. But 30 percent is a lot, and you absolutely notice it right away.” He said the new display made his Series 3 watch “look dumpy and cramped by comparison.”

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