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November 16, 2017, 6:05 PM

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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Report: Mashable has agreed to sell itself to Ziff Davis for around $50M, a fraction of the site's $250M valuation less than two years ago  —  Digital-media firm Mashable has clinched a sale for the company — and it's not for a price that founder Pete Cashmore or investors including Turner were looking for.
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 …
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."
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook debuts Creator app, giving influencers a Facebook and Instagram comments inbox, expansive analytics, ability to add intros and outros to broadcasts  —  Facebook wants to turn mindless, passive video consumption into “time well spent,” and now it's giving social media stars a powerful tool …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple Releases iOS 11.1.2 With Fix for Unresponsive iPhone X Display in Cold Temperatures  —  Apple today released iOS 11.1.2, the seventh official update to the iOS 11 operating system. iOS 11.1.2 comes just one week after Apple released iOS 11.1.1, an update that addressed a pesky and widespread autocorrect bug.
More: 9to5Mac and Engadget
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 …

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