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  1. Facebook to Let Users Rank Credibility of News
    Facebook said it planned to prioritize high-quality news on its site by allowing its users to rank news sources that they see as the most credible and trustworthy.
  2. A Maine Racetrack Didn’t Lure Amazon. Multiply That Disappointment by 218.
    With 218 places missing the cut for Amazon’s second headquarters, cities like Ottawa and Tucson were left to absorb the same result as “the longest of long shots.”
  3. Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters
    The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.
  4. Executive Behind Facebook’s China Charm Campaign Is Out
    Facebook’s lead liaison with Beijing has left the company without getting the social network access to China’s huge internet market.
  5. Tech Tip: Safely Shopping for Windows 10 Software
    Microsoft’s Windows 10 can be set to warn about or block programs downloaded from the web, but you are not restricted to the Windows App Store.
  6. Bits: Farhad’s Week in Tech: Big Tech Is Pouring Love on America. Thank Trump?
    In this week’s tech newsletter, we look at Amazon’s and Apple’s plans to invest in the United States, plus the collapse in cryptocurrencies.
  7. Can Software Predict Crime? Maybe So, but No Better Than a Human
    A study published in Science Advances suggests that amateurs are about as accurate as the Compas software that many judges use to inform their decisions.
  8. When Trading in Bitcoin, Keep the Tax Man in Mind
    The virtual currency has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value, but there are important tax implications. Here’s a guide.
  9. A Savage Question About Obama and HQ, Answered
    Of course it wasn’t him. It was Michelle’s birthday. He took her out to dinner and a play. Sorry.
  10. Lebanese Intelligence Turned Targets’ Android Phones Into Spy Devices, Researchers Say
    For more than six years, Lebanon’s intelligence agency spied on targets’ Android mobile devices and desktop computers using decoy apps and other methods, researchers said Thursday.
  11. Where Amazon May Build Its New Headquarters
    The e-commerce giant announced a short list of places that could become home to its second headquarters. The process has garnered the kind of enthusiasm normally reserved for bids to host the Olympics.
  12. Tech Tip: Take a Time Travel Trip With Dropbox and Word Files
    Dropbox has a feature that stores all the past versions of a file for about one to four months, depending on your subscription plan.
  13. They Have Seen the Future, and It’s Wasting Zombies at the Arcade
    Virtual reality, long-promised, is finally gaining traction in New York video boutiques. But is there more to VR than just games?
  14. IBM May Finally Stop Shrinking. But Is It a Turnaround?
    For five and half years IBM has reported a steady erosion of revenue, a losing streak that analysts predict will end on Thursday.
  15. Facebook to Take Broader Look at Possible Russian Role in Brexit Vote
    The company said its previous investigation had been too narrow, centering on accounts already identified by American intelligence agencies.
  16. Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 as Virtual Currency Bubble Deflates
    The price of one Bitcoin is down 50 percent from its peak as concerns grow that governments may crack down on virtual currency trading.
  17. Apple, Capitalizing on New Tax Law, Plans to Bring Billions in Cash Back to U.S.
    Less than four weeks after President Trump signed a new tax bill, Apple plans to repatriate the vast majority of its $252 billion in cash held abroad.
  18. Tech We’re Using: How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits
    Alexandra Alter, who covers books for The Times, discussed the limits to how tech has transformed the industry.
  19. Meet Your Art Twin: A 400-Year-Old With an Oily Complexion
    Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.
  20. Tech Tip: See Everything That Starts Up With Windows 7
    The free Autoruns utility offers a detailed view of the programs, services and other software that run automatically with Windows.
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