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November 9, 2017, 6:20 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft tests AirDrop-like Near Share feature in latest Windows 10 Insider build for file sharing between Windows 10 PCs via Bluetooth  —  Microsoft is introducing its own version of Apple's AirDrop feature in Windows 10.  The software giant has started testing its “Near Share” …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned high-end iPad with Face ID, slimmer bezels, no home button, coming as early as 2018; source says new Pencil coming too  —  New model will eliminate home button, OLED display unlikely  —  Latest iPad Pro models have helped revive tablet sales growth
Financial Times:
Sources: US DoJ tells AT&T it needs to sell CNN to get Time Warner merger approval; source says “It's all about CNN”; source says AT&T plans to sue DoJ  —  AT&T has been told by the US Department of Justice that it needs to sell CNN, Time Warner's cable news channel …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel announces it has hired AMD's Raja Koduri to work on high-end discrete GPUs as its chief GPU architect  —  On Monday, Intel announced that it had penned a deal with AMD to have the latter provide a discrete GPU to be integrated onto a future Intel SoC.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Source: Snapchat redesign coming Dec. 4, app will still open to camera, all friend-based comms move to left, all crowdsourced, partner, celeb stories to right  —  - Snapchat's biggest redesign ever is planned to debut on December 4, Business Insider has learned.
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Logitech, in email to customers, says it will end support for Harmony Link devices which will cease to function on March 16, 2018  —  Essentially bricking the otherwise functional smart remote devices.  —  Logitech customers are not happy, as they recently found out that the company …
Marc Hochstein / CoinDesk:
Organizers behind Bitcoin's Segwit2x fork, including Jeff Garzik, Mike Belshe, and Erik Voorhees, say the proposal has been called off due to lack of consensus  —  The organizers of a controversial bitcoin scaling proposal are suspending an attempt to increase the block size by way of a software upgrade.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says Chrome will start blocking malicious auto-redirects in version 64, rolling out over the coming months  —  In recent versions, Chrome has implmented various measures to increase security and ensure a good user experience, like preventing content from autoplaying.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces Linkedin-powered Resume Assistant for Word, rolling out to Office 365 users in coming months  —  Microsoft is tying together LinkedIn Insights and Word to create a new Resume Assistant feature for Office 365 users.  —  Microsoft is making available another integration between Office …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer apologizes at Senate hearing for data breach and blames Russian agents for stealing users' data  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer apologized on Wednesday for a pair of massive data breaches at the internet company and blamed Russian agents …
Joseph Cox / The Daily Beast:
Facebook says a human will review uncensored images from revenge porn prevention test in Australia, where users upload sensitive pics by messaging themselves  —  This week, multiple outlets reported on a Facebook pilot scheme that aims to combat revenge porn.

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