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November 24, 2017, 1:30 PM

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Kinja Deals:
Best 2017 Black Friday deals on smart home devices, fitness trackers, TVs, audio, gaming, computers, cameras, drones, and mobile devices  —  Shep McAllister, Jillian Lucas, Erica Offutt, Corey Foster, and Shane Roberts  —  You don't need to stand in line at the crack of dawn or risk …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Facebook confirms it's testing a Snapchat-like streak feature in Messenger that shows how many consecutive days users have been chatting with friends  —  Streaks aren't just for Snapchat, anymore.  —  Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the company confirmed with Mashable.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Ajit Pai's proposal to kill net neutrality argues the FCC should not have tried to stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008  —  This is what happens when you're honest about killing net neutrality  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today …
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: Thanksgiving day e-commerce sales were $2.87B, up 18.3% YoY, with 46% of all traffic to sites coming from smartphones  —  Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce …
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Giles Turner / Bloomberg:
UK Digital Minister Matt Hancock says Uber's October 2016 hack affected UK citizens and the government plans to publish a report in the coming days  —  Digital Minister Matt Hancock speaks in U.K. parliament  —  Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million individuals

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