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November 30, 2016, 11:25 AM

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Netflix enables downloading of shows and movies to watch offline on iOS and Android for all streaming plans; selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  For now, the selection is mostly limited to Netflix originals  —  You can finally take Netflix with you onto a plane or the subway.
Selina Wang / Bloomberg:
GoPro to cut 15% of its workforce, or 200+ full-time positions, and shut down its entertainment division, will incur as much as $33M in restructuring costs  —  Action-camera maker sees charges of as much as $33 million  —  Tony Bates will depart his position as president by year end
John Paczkowski / BuzzFeed:
Apple marks World AIDS Day with App Store specials and four new (Red)-branded products; proceeds from its (Red)-branded products have raised $120M+ so far  —  It was 2006 when Apple joined the (Red) campaign, an effort to rally the private sector in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Jamie Condliffe / MIT Technology Review:
China begins piloting a system combining records on citizens to compute a “social credit score” determining eligibility for jobs, loans, travel, and more  —  It was a drab, chill day in November, and the clocks were striking thirteen.  As the woman passed through Hangzhou Railway Station …
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Office 365 adds collaboration features, including document activity notifications for Android and Windows 10 Mobile, and real-time co-authoring on PowerPoint  —  Microsoft has added new collaboration features to Office 365 this month.  Key among them are co-authoring capabilities in PowerPoint …
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 …
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.
Will Oremus / Slate:
Twitter says it will suspend Trump's account if he violates their policies; Facebook says it won't, giving consideration to “the value of political discourse”  —  One says it wouldn't, and one says it would.  —  Could the president of the United States ever get suspended or banned from a major social network?
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 …
 

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