Facebook says it will stop writing descriptions for Trending Topics

Facebook’s News Feed team has been reeling since a report earlier this year argued that a team of contractors responsible for the feed’s Trending Topics module routinely suppressed news of interest to political conservatives. Facebook denied the report, which was published by Gizmodo and was sourced to former contractors on the team. …

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Verge ESP: Let's talk money

So! Money doesn’t really make the world go round, but it sure greases the skids in late capitalism. Take Mylan’s EpiPen, which has parents and lawmakers up in arms. The injection is meant to halt anaphylactic shock in patients who may have encountered an allergen — so it’s a crucial …

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You can now stream any Blizzard game live on Facebook

Back in June Blizzard announced a collaboration with Facebook which would allow players to easily stream any of the developer’s games through Facebook Live. Today, the feature is finally going live. Starting today the live-streaming capability will be available in every Blizzard game in the Americas, Southeast Asia, Australia, and …

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Stop fretting about the Note 7’s performance

The Galaxy Note 7 is this year’s best new phone, edging out Samsung’s own S7 Edge, and easily the most talked-about new device of the summer. But with great fame comes great scrutiny, and this week has seen the Note 7 subjected to allegations of having “embarrassing real-world performance.” Well, …

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