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November 9, 2017, 1:00 PM

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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has temporarily paused “all general verifications” to work on clarifying policy, after verifying white supremacist Jason Kessler  —  Twitter today announced it's pausing all account verifications - the process that gives public figures on Twitter a blue checkmark next …
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” …
Mike Allen / Axios:
Sean Parker says social media networks like Facebook exploit a vulnerability in human psychology and wonders about effects on productivity and children  —  Sean Parker, the founding president of Facebook, gave me a candid insider's look at how social networks purposely hook and potentially hurt our brains.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to integrate third-party security information on macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android into its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service  —  Microsoft is partnering with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their macOS, Linux, iOS and Android threat-detection offerings …
Karen Schwartz / New York Times:
TripAdvisor begins placing badges next to hotels identified as locations of sexual assault; badges will remain up to three months, or longer if issues persist  —  Responding to what one travel expert categorized as “a wakeup call,” TripAdvisor has begun placing symbols next to hotels and resorts …
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 …

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