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November 16, 2017, 3:10 PM

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Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
Tech companies, including Facebook and Google, along with some news outlets join The Trust Project and start displaying tags to identify trustworthy news  —  “The hope is that, if news organizations are more clear and transparent about what they're doing, then users can make their own decisions."
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Kaspersky Labs releases a more detailed report on how it obtained NSA-linked Equation Group source code in 2014  —  Moscow-based AV provider challenges claims it helped Russian spies.  —  For almost two months in 2014, servers belonging to Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab received confidential …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers uncover Amazon Key flaw that lets computer in WiFi range freeze or disable its camera; Amazon says a fix is coming later this week  —  WHEN AMAZON LAUNCHED its Amazon Key service last month, it also offered a remedy for anyone—realistically, most people—who might be creeped …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Surface Book 2 review: powerful, great keyboard and trackpad, Xbox Wireless support, but power supply isn't enough for gaming and no Thunderbolt 3 support  —  A powerful portable desktop PC  —  I always wanted Microsoft to build a laptop, and it finally went ahead and built one without any tricks earlier this year.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: FCC's Ajit Pai expected to roll out details on reversing net neutrality next week, seeking a final vote on the plan Dec. 14  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net …
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
OnePlus unveils 5T: 6" 1080x2160 AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, Android 7.1, 3,300mAh battery, 16/20MP rear cameras; ships Nov. 21 at $499 for 64GB  —  The OnePlus 5 isn't that old, but it's already been replaced.  The company just unveiled its new flagship smartphone at a launch event …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Lyft says it has hired 12 of 15 employees of Kamcord's livestream startup to work on its service; Kamcord says it will sunset its service  —  Lyft today announced that it has hired the majority of employees from Kamcord, a company that plans to sunset its products for livestreaming and social media.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Pixel Buds review: gestures and Assistant work well, quick pairing is good when it works, but Translate is janky, subpar comfort, lifeless audio, it's expensive  —  The Pixel Buds mark Google's first foray into personal wireless audio.  I won't make you wait: it's not gone well.  —  THE GOOD

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