November 21, 2015, 8:10 PM

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Klint Finley / Wired:
Comcast says Stream TV, its IP cable service, doesn't count against data caps because it isn't offered over the Internet, but over its cable television network  —  Comcast May Have Found a Major Net Neutrality Loophole  —  Comcast may have found a major loophole in the Federal Communication …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
TrueCrypt is safer than previously reported, detailed analysis concludes  —  Fraunhofer Institute gives clean bill of health to crypto tool used by millions.  —  The TrueCrypt whole-disk encryption tool used by millions of privacy and security enthusiasts is safer than some studies have suggested …
Billy Steele / Engadget:
Rdio will transition subscribers to free accounts after November 23rd  —  Following the news of Rdio's bankruptcy filing and sale to Pandora, the company offered some details on how its users can expect their streaming accounts to ride off into the sunset.  Starting November 23rd …
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Mark Zuckerberg Will Take Two Months Off When His New Baby Arrives  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is about to become a father, and he's decided to take two months of parental leave when the new baby arrives, he shared on his Facebook page Friday.  —  Facebook offers its employees …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
ISIS' OPSEC manual reveals how it handles cybersecurity, from Tor and Tails to BlackPhone  —  ISIS' OPSEC Manual Reveals How It Handles Cybersecurity  —  In the wake of the Paris attacks, US government officials have been vocal in their condemnation of encryption, suggesting that US companies …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Quora Launches Troll-Free AMA “Writing Sessions”  —  The chaos of Reddit's Ask Me Anythings doesn't lend itself to the most thoughtful answers.  They're short, plagued by trolls, and people who care about the topic or person might not know an AMA is happening until it's over.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Lumia 950 review: great screen and camera, using phone as a PC is neat but limited; it's not the ground-breaking phone Windows Phone needed to attract new users  —  Lumia 950 review: Windows Phone finally has a new flagship—will anyone care?  —  Camera is great and Continuum is cool …
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
Yahoo Mail is blocking ad-block users from accessing their email  —  Yahoo Mail is purportedly locking out people who use ad-blockers.  —  According to a post on Adblock Plus' message boards, a Yahoo user noticed the issue on Google Chrome when trying to access email this morning, posting this screenshot:

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