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Recommended Reading: Don't try to shop on Facebook or Twitter

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web.
Billy Steele
12.05.15 in Internet
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Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read.

I Tried Holiday Shopping on Facebook and Twitter and Got Nowhere
Kurt Wagner, Recode

Facebook and Twitter may be testing options for buying products from ads and sponsored posts, but don't try to take care of your holiday list that way. As Recode's Kurt Wagner discovered, those buy buttons are pretty much non-existent unless you're in the test group. In fact, he didn't even stumble across a misplaced option to purchase in the News Feed.

The Paris Climate Talks Won't Solve Global Warming. Here's What They'll Do Instead.
Brad Plumer, Vox

Vox offers a primer on the COP21 in Paris, including what we can expect the talks to accomplish.

The High-Stakes Race to Rid the World of Human Drivers
Adrienne LaFrance, The Atlantic

Catch up on the state of self-driving cars, with details on all of the key players.

VTech Hacker Explains Why He Hacked the Toy Company
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, Motherboard

The hacker that discovered VTech's lax handling of user data, including children's photos, explains his motives for digging in the first place.

Better than 'Halo?'
Wesley Yin-Poole, Eurogamer

Is Destiny better than Halo 5? It's complicated, and Eurogamer's Wesley Yin-Poole makes his case.

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