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November 22, 2016, 4:15 PM

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Ken Yeung / VentureBeat:
Facebook is testing an in-app feature which shows where to find free and public Wi-Fi  —  Facebook has begun early testing of a feature designed to highlight places where you can access free and public Wi-Fi near you.  The social networking company confirmed that its Wi-Fi discovery feature …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Link to a malicious video can cause iOS devices to freeze when the video is played in Safari, requiring a hard reset to fix  —  Every so often, a weird bug related to iOS will emerge that causes some sort of temporary misbehaving for users affected by it.  For instance, nearly two years ago the infamous …
Bloomberg:
NTSB is investigating the crash of Facebook's Aquila internet drone during its test flight in June  —  @AlanLevin1 More stories by Alan Levin  —  NTSB investigating aircraft's structural failure on approach  —  Company founder Zuckerberg called June test flight successful
Sue Shellenbarger / Wall Street Journal:
Study of 7.8K students from middle school through college finds most can't spot fake news; 82% middle-schoolers couldn't tell “sponsored content” from real news  —  Teens absorb social media news without considering the source; parents can teach research skills and skepticism
The Official Motorola Blog:
Lenovo rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat to Moto Z and Moto Z Force, bringing Daydream compatibility, first phones outside of Google's to support feature  —  Last month, we told you Android 7.0 Nougat would be making its way to several of our smartphones before the end of the year …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
DeepMind Health and NHS Royal Free Hospital Trust, which runs three London hospitals, ink 5-year data sharing deal and will deploy Streams app in early 2017  —  DeepMind Health, the division of the Google-owned AI company that's focused on building links to healthcare providers to drive …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Sources: Thiel struggles to recruit tech elite to Trump team, turns to Max Levchin for advice; shortlist includes Blake Masters, Joe Lonsdale, Jack Abraham  —  Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel is putting together a brain trust of Silicon Valley insiders to share ideas with the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump.
April Glaser / Recode:
Jamie Aspinall / The Keyword:
Google updates Popular Times feature in Search and Maps, letting users see how busy places are in real-time  —  'Tis the season for gift-giving, delicious dinners, and spending time with family and friends.  That also means it's the season of crowded holiday shopping, travel planning and entertaining the in-laws.
Roshan Baliga / The Keyword:
Google hires third party to test Google Wifi, which ships in December, claims it is 75% faster than Eero, and over twice as fast as Luma in some arrangements  —  At Google we care deeply about connecting people to the information and services they care about.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
IBM:
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Zoho:
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