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November 30, 2016, 6:40 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook launches Messenger-based platform for HTML5 games, played in message threads; 17 games available at launch, including Pac-Man, Space Invaders  —  Bored while you wait for someone to text back?  Now you can challenge friends for high scores on Facebook Messenger's new Instant Games …
iFixit:
Microsoft Surface Studio teardown: 32-bit ARM chip, easy-to-open base, removable hard drive, but RAM, CPU, GPU are soldered to the board and can't be replaced  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  Good news, everyone!  Microsoft made their first desktop ever.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla is working to patch a Firefox zero-day in the wild that is being used to unmask Tor users; vulnerability is similar to the one used by the FBI in 2013  —  Publicly released exploit works reliably against a wide range of Firefox versions.  —  There's a zero-day exploit in the wild that's …
Alan Travis / The Guardian:
UK's Investigatory Powers bill becomes law, mandates everyone's browsing histories be stored for 12 months and be available to police and government agencies  —  Home secretary hails ‘world-leading’ laws, which include forcing web and phone companies to collect browsing histories
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Yahoo quietly launches Yahoo Answers Now, an iOS app for its popular Q&A site  —  Yahoo has quietly launched a native mobile app for Yahoo Answers, one of the web's largest Q&A sites which attracts over 3.1 million U.S. monthly visitors.  The app, which was previously being tested under …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
Period tracking app Clue pulls in $20 million Series B from Nokia Growth Partners  —  Clue, an app built on machine learning to track a woman's monthly menstrual cycle, announced it has raised $20 million in Series B funding today.  —  The money comes from several investors with a focus …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Amazon developing premium Echo-like device with a 7-inch touchscreen set at an angle and high-grade speakers, to be announced as soon as Q1 2017  —  Company may release higher-end device early next year  —  New speaker targets kitchens; to cost more than Echo gadgets

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