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Facebook Oversight Board Results to Be Public, Executive Says

A new quasi-independent oversight board will soon make decisions on some of the most difficult questions on what material belongs on Facebook's platform in a "very public way," an executive for the social-media company said Friday.
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 2:10am

Kik Messenger will keep running under a different owner

Kik Interactive may have chosen to focus on cryptocurrency, but its messaging app will apparently live on. In a new post on Kik's blog, MediaLab has revealed that it has acquired Kik Messenger from its creators and will continue developing the app. M...
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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:16am

WSJ: Facebook's news tab could launch by the end of the month

While Mark Zuckerberg gives speeches about not wanting Facebook to be the arbiter of truth, the Wall Street Journal reports his company is setting up deals to launch its dedicated tab for news. In a post earlier this year, the CEO said "It's importa...
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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:03pm

Verizon adds 5G coverage to three basketball and hockey arenas

You don't have to watch football if you want 5G coverage from Verizon (Engadget's parent company) while you're attending live sports. The carrier has switched on 5G coverage at three major basketball and hockey arenas, including San Francisco's Chas...
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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 8:39pm

Uh... The Army Just Contracted With Tom DeLonge's UFO Group to Study Those 'Alien Alloys'

To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences (TTSA)—the UFO research organization founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge—has struck a research deal with the U.S. Army filled with eye-popping references to exotic technologies.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 6:45pm

Artists Performing at Amazon's Music Festival Say They Weren't Told It Was Hosted by Amazon

Multiple artists who were listed in promotional materials for a music festival being put on by Amazon Web Services say they didn’t know the festival had ties to the tech giant. At least one performer has since been removed from the event’s lineup.

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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:53pm

US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app censorship

In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple's decision earlier...
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Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:53pm

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