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November 21, 2017, 8:25 AM

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CNBC:
DoJ files antitrust suit to block AT&T/DirecTV's $85B proposed acquisition of Time Warner, says merger would lessen competition, result in higher prices  —  The Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T's $85 billion deal to buy Time Warner.  “Today's DOJ lawsuit is a radical …
Stan Higgins / CoinDesk:
Tether, a service that offers dollar-backed digital tokens, says tokens worth $30M were stolen by hackers and it has suspended its back-end wallet service  —  Tether, the company behind a dollar-pegged cryptocurrency widely used in the market's exchange trade, is claiming that its systems …
Reuters:
Uber to buy up to 24K SUVs from Volvo equipped with autonomous technology in a non-exclusive deal from 2019 to 2021; Uber will add its own self-driving tech  —  STOCKHOLM/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. firm …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
AWS launches AWS Secret Region for US intel agencies and their partners working with “secret” classified data, to complement its air-gapped Top Secret Region  —  Amazon today announced that its AWS cloud computing service now offers a new region that's specifically designed …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
After a bug bounty hunter shared evidence with DJI that it had left customer data exposed online, the company called him a hacker and threatened him with CFAA  —  A bug bounty hunter shared evidence; DJI called him a hacker and threatened with CFAA.  —  DJI, the Chinese company that manufactures …
Uber Newsroom:
Uber adds live location sharing of riders for drivers, expands Beacon program to NYC, San Francisco, and Chicago, and adds in-app Uber credit gifting  —  Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmailMore sharing options  —  When the holiday season gets going, so do you.
Tamara Chuang / Denver Post:
Colorado fines Uber $8.9M after investigation found Uber allowed drivers with suspended or revoked licenses and felony convictions  —  Competitor Lyft also was investigated but no violations were found  —  Colorado regulators slapped Uber with an $8.9 million penalty for allowing 57 people …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
OnePlus 5T review: outstanding combination of specs and design for $500, but it runs Android Nougat and doesn't have water resistance or MicroSD card support  —  OnePlus' $500 wonder makes us question why we'd ever pay $800 for a smartphone.  —  After launching the OnePlus 5 earlier this year …

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