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November 22, 2017, 6:30 PM

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Tony Romm / Recode:
Facebook plans to roll out tool to show users if they liked or followed a Russia-linked account on Facebook or Instagram but not if they saw Russia-linked ads  —  So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.  —  Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
YouTube details steps it's taking in ongoing effort to clamp down on videos that exploit children, will ramp up removal of offensive material, halt monetization  —  Across YouTube, an unsettling trend has emerged: Accounts are publishing disturbing and exploitative videos aimed …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
PC vendors scramble to issue patches after Intel announced firmware flaws allowing remote code execution affecting a wide range of chips and millions of devices  —  Millions of computers could be remotely hijacked through bug in firmware code.  —  Intel has issued a security alert …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Ajit Pai's proposal to kill net neutrality argues the FCC should not have tried to stop Comcast from blocking BitTorrent in 2008  —  This is what happens when you're honest about killing net neutrality  —  FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released his proposal to kill net neutrality today …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Evan Blass / VentureBeat:
Source: Samsung plans to showcase Galaxy S9 and S9+ at CES in January; phones will have similar appearance to S8, same screen size, more RAM, second back camera  —  EXCLUSIVE:  —  Samsung is planning to show off its next-generation Galaxy S handsets a bit earlier than usual …
New York Times:
Sources: Kalanick and CSO Joe Sullivan ordered $100K ransom to be paid; Uber tracked the hackers, pushed them to sign NDAs, disguised the payment as bug bounty  —  The company said hackers had stolen 57 million accounts and that the breach was kept secret.  In the aftermath, it fired its top security executive.
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources say Iconiq Capital, a $7B asset management firm linked to many Silicon Valley elites, plans to refocus on tech investments, including buyouts  —  Shift in strategy by Iconiq Capital raises the specter of possible conflicts with some of its clients  —  A secretive wealth manager …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Casa Systems, maker of cable, wireless, and optical network gear and software, files for $150M IPO on Nasdaq  —  Key maker of cable access and optical network gear and software has also been investing in wireless (Updated)  —  Casa Systems, a maker of cable modem termination system …

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