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November 8, 2018

IN THE NEWS: FACEBOOK - ELECTIONS

NEW YORK (AP) — We know most of the election results from the voting that took place on Tuesday. But it remains to be seen just how Facebook and other social media sites did in the elections — when it comes to warding off election meddling. Just before the election, Facebook said it had blocked more than 100 suspicious accounts to stop those suspected of using Facebook pages, groups and accounts to influence what happens at the ballot boxes. And it says it blocked an unspecified number of accounts on Election Day because of suspected connections to foreign efforts to interfere with voting through disinformation on social media.

IN THE NEWS: SMARTPHONE SCREENS

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The battle for supremacy in smartphones is about to become hinged — at least when it comes to screens. Samsung and other companies are looking at the possibility of creating devices that have flexible screens that can be folded in half without breaking. The foldable screens could make it possible for to create larger screens than currently available — while keeping the devices at a size that can still fit in a pocket. At the same time, there are questions about whether such screens can be durable — and how much they would cost.

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ON THE WEB: GOOGLE - NEW YORK CITY

CYBERSPACE (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is planning a major expansion in New York City. The newspaper reports the company plans to add space for more than 12,000 additional New York workers. The report says Google has New York real estate deals in the works that would give it room for nearly 20,000 workers. Those include buying or leasing a 1.3 million-square-foot building in the city’s West Village neighborhood due to be completed by 2022. Google didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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