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November 17, 2016, 12:25 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: only one 2017 iPhone model may have OLED screen due to supply constraints; OLED model may have all-glass design and bezel-less screen larger than 5"  —  Display makers seen struggling to meet iPhone output in 2017  —  OLED displays are more energy efficient, provide deeper colors
Matt Burgess / WIRED UK:
UK's Investigatory Powers bill set to become law after being approved by parliament; bill allows bulk surveillance, hacking of mobile devices and networks, more  —  The Investigatory Powers Bill has been passed by both Houses of Parliament.  Once it receives Royal Assent it will become law
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
LinkedIn is now officially blocked in Russia after failing to transfer Russian user data to servers located in the country as required by law  —  Amid a tense stand-off and attempt at negotiations, Russia's communications regulator Roskomnadzor has started to enforce a proposed block of LinkedIn …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hacker Samy Kamkar debuts PoisonTap, a Raspberry Pi Zero mod that can plug into password-locked computers via USB and intercept web traffic, install backdoors  —  The perils of leaving computers unattended is about to get worse.  —  The perils of leaving computers unattended just got worse …
Kim Zetter / The Intercept:
Report: iPhones send call history with phone numbers, dates, times, and duration to Apple's servers if iCloud is enabled; log is retained for up to four months  —  Apple emerged as a guardian of user privacy this year after fighting FBI demands to help crack into San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook's iPhone.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed:
Analysis shows top 20 fake election news stories generated more engagement on Facebook than the top 20 election stories from 19 major news outlets  —  In the final three months of the US presidential campaign, the top-performing fake election news stories on Facebook generated more engagement …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to cut its 30% App Store fee to 15% for video streaming apps if providers integrate their service with its TV app  —  Move comes as Apple prepares to roll out a new TV app  —  Video partners had been frustrated with Apple's revenue slice  —  Apple Inc. plans to cut the amount …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
Qualcomm launches its first 10-nanometer CPU, Snapdragon 835, with Quick Charge 4, which is said to add five hours of battery life with a five minute charge  —  Qualcomm has unveiled its next-gen Snapdragon 835 flagship CPU and confirmed rumors that it will be built by Samsung using its 10-nanometer FinFET process.
Aaron Aupperlee / Greensburg Tribune-Review:
Facebook acquires facial analysis company FacioMetrics, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff  —  FacioMetrics, a Carnegie Mellon University spinoff company, announced Wednesday it is being acquired by Facebook.  —  The company developed basic algorithms for facial feature tracking and software …

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