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1. Snap announced Monday that it's adding a feature that allows users to scan a product they see in real life using the app's camera that will then pop up an Amazon purchase window if it recognizes the product. ...

2. The legal feud between dating app Bumble and Tinder parent company Match Group is heating up after a previously promised lawsuit from Bumble officially gets filed. ...

3. Facebook is expanding its Ad Breaks program, which adds mid-roll and pre-roll advertising to content from video publishers, to countries across Europe and Latin America....

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1. Facebook plans to announce its video chat device “Portal” next week, according to Cheddar. ...

2. On Thursday, The Verge announced it had obtained screenshots that showed Instagram was testing a native “re-gram” feature. ...

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4. Slack announced Monday that it has inked a deal to acquire Astro, the Bay Area-based startup behind the email- and calendar-scanning tool, Astrobot....

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5. The Markup, a new non-profit news source exploring the impacts of technology companies (and social media) on society, is launching soon out of New York with the help of a $20 million bequest from Craigslist founder Craig Newmark....

6. A former content moderator at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters filed a lawsuit Friday claiming that the job gave her post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)....

7. YouTube has not removed a channel aimed at tweens co-founded by a UK man recently arrested for child molestation....

8. Facebook has tapped Ajit Mohan, the head of India's streaming movie service Hotstar, to be its new managing director and VP of Facebook India....

9. John Oliver came after Facebook in a new segment on "Last Week Tonight." ...

10. Actor and outspoken conservative James Woods has been locked out of his Twitter account for posting a hoax political meme back in July....

3. Facebook announced it would no longer offer employees to help political campaigns with their advertising efforts during elections. ...

4. The Justice Department may delay its meeting with state attorneys general to discuss the potential bias of social media companies against conservatives. ...

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