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November 28, 2015, 11:50 PM

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Servers of Chinese tech toy maker VTech breached: data of 4.8M parents and 200K kids may have been accessed  —  One of the Largest Hacks Yet Exposes Data on Hundreds of Thousands of Kids  —  The personal information of almost 5 million parents and more than 200,000 kids was exposed earlier …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Thanksgiving/Black Friday Online Sales Hit $4.5B, 34% Of Purchases Made On Mobile  —  The first two days of the holiday sales period have netted $4.45 billion in U.S. online purchases, with mobile devices — led by smartphones — accounting for a record $1.5 billion of that amount …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Sony confirms official PS4 Remote Play app for Windows and Mac  —  Well that was quick.  It's only been a couple of days since someone came up with an unofficial app to stream PlayStation 4 gaming to PC, but earlier today, Sony's awesome Shuhei Yoshida confirmed on Twitter that his company is …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Cortana For iOS Begins Rolling Out To Testers  —  Microsoft has now made good on its earlier promise that it would soon roll out a beta version of its Cortana personal assistant - a rival to Apple's Siri and Google Now - to users of iOS devices.  This week, a handful of testers who signed …
Abhimanyu Ghoshal / The Next Web:
Raspberry Pi unveils the Pi Zero, a $5 computer with 512MB RAM and a 40% faster processor than Raspberry Pi 1, comes free with December's The MagPi magazine  —  Raspberry Pi's latest computer costs just $5  —  Raspberry Pi has just unveiled the Pi Zero, a programmable computer that costs only $5 — about as much as a cup of coffee.
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday  —  The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday.
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Instagram is testing support for multiple accounts on Android  —  [This Is Actual News] Instagram Starts Rolling Out Multiple Account Support On Android  —  Here's something refreshingly different for you on this fine regular Friday morning: Instagram is working on multiple account support …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Lenovo and Razer unite to build a new range of gaming PCs  —  The world's biggest PC vendor is getting serious about gaming, and it's recruited one of gamers' favorite peripherals brands to help it establish its legitimacy.  Lenovo and Razer today announce a major new partnership …
Eli Blumenthal / USA Today:
The best Black Friday tech deals, from TVs to laptops to hoverboards  —  Start downloading retail apps now.  Jefferson Graham reports that some of the best Black Friday deals will be online only.  —  CONNECT  —  NEW YORK— As the unofficial start to the holiday shopping season …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Hewlett Packard Enterprise partners with Microsoft to sell Azure as its preferred cloud alternative  —  Meg Whitman: We just signed a big deal to help Microsoft sell its Amazon-killer cloud  —  We now know how Hewlett Packard Enterprise plans to keep itself in the cloud computing game …
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Huawei announces flagship Mate 8 with 6-inch display, 4000mAh battery, new Kirin 950 SoC, and more, available in China in Q1 2016, starting at $470  —  Huawei Launches The Mate 8, with Kirin 950  —  Today Huawei announces their new flagship, the Mate 8.  We've already had a look …

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