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Rollback of Net Neutrality Has Small Businesses Worried

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Security - 30 stories
Were You a Victim of Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Help You Find Out

Net Neutrality advocates plan protests for December 7 at Verizon stores

Net neutrality battle with FCC heats up (The 3:59, Ep. 321)

This is what transparency looks like without net neutrality

Uber Hid 2016 Breach, Paying Hackers to Delete Stolen Data

Queen's launches cyber-security hub

Belgium denounces loot boxes as gambling; Hawaiian legislator calls them “predatory”

Frothy Rants about Encryption and Net Neutrality, Plus Apple's AR Goggles – ACM 348

FCC stonewalled investigation of net neutrality comment fraud, NY AG says

Hiding a hack? Uber promised not to do things like that

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Microsoft - 4 stories
Why wait for Black Friday? These Xbox One deals rock

Surface Book 2 can’t stay charged during gaming sessions

'Minecraft' now livestreams building sessions directly to Mixer

New Windows search interface borrows heavily from macOS

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Hardware - 11 stories
Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Excellent Quality with Water Resistance

Surprise: This $20 home monitoring camera actually doesn’t suck

Samsung may offer a peek at the Galaxy S9 at CES in January

The PC BIOS will be killed off by 2020 as Intel plans move to pure UEFI

The unthinkable happened: New Android phone crushes iPhone X in speed test

New hardware lets any computer run an interactive, 3D interface

OnePlus 5T Goes On Sale

Which HDMI cable should I buy?

Sonos users can now control Spotify with Alexa voice

Did Samsung just out its folding Galaxy phone?

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Google - 9 stories
YouTube outlines plan to protect kids from disturbing content

YouTube goes after child-exploiting channels and videos

Google Lens is coming to the Google Assistant in “the coming weeks”

Android phones 'betray' user location to Google

Google Shopping is becoming a lot like browsing on Amazon

Confirmed: Pixel 2 getting second Google Lens in 'weeks'

YouTube TV now has a picture-in-picture mode on Android phones

Google Pixel Buds language translation tested

Google to 'derank' Russia Today and Sputnik

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Apple - 10 stories
Tech Tip: Cropping Photos With Mac Preview

Tech We’re Using: How to Cover Rocket Blastoffs With an iPhone

Apple's Beats supports Kaepernick in pulsating new ad

Apple researchers offer best look yet at self-driving program

Apple iPhone SE 2 coming by July, report claims

Apple wants you to share your AirPods this Christmas

Chinese students claim they worked illegal overtime making the iPhone X

Apple's HomePod has been in and out of development since 2012

Skype Vanishes From App Stores in China, Including Apple’s

Apple buys the creator of a 'seamless' mixed reality headset

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Social - 10 stories
Skype removed from China Apple and Android app stores

State of the Art: Twitter, It’s Time to End Your Anything-Goes Paradise

Museum of African American History is freely digitizing home movies

Uber is working on tools to fight motion sickness in self-driving cars

Uber refines its rating system to appease both drivers and riders

ProPublica: Facebook advertisers can still discriminate by race

YouTube returns to Echo Show, just in time for Black Friday

You can now request to join someone’s Instagram live stream

Facebook still allowing discriminatory housing ads

Steam tweaks community reviews to fight spam

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Science - 16 stories
DARPA is engineering plants to act as biohazard sensors

Trilobites: ‘Crazy Jigsaw Puzzles’ Improve Our Views of Coral Reefs

Losing Darkness: Satellite Data Shows Global Light Pollution On the Rise

The Mars InSight lander is on track to launch in May

Algae-based nanobots could diagnose you from the inside

Decades later, Vietnam vets may be silently fighting cancer-causing parasite

Simple visual processing exercise is the first intervention to limit dementia

New paper makes the case that Mars is dry

Adopt a whole family of ice-age mammoths

A new law gives Air Force some wiggle room in picking its new rockets

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Miscellany - 18 stories
Broadband firms must ditch 'misleading' speed ads

(Update) The Belgium Gaming Commission has declared loot boxes as gambling

Economic Scene: Patent ‘Trolls’ Recede as Threat to Innovation. Will Justices Change That?

Judge: EFF’s “Stupid Patent of the Month” clearly protected by Constitution

The game which helps children talk openly about grief.

TiVo wins one of its patent fights with Comcast

Minted rolls out an on-demand photography service for around $100 per session

Read 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' script online for free

British water utilities admit they use divining rods to find leaks

Best pre-Black Friday deals you can get right now

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