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November 22, 2017, 4:25 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  —  After BuzzFeed News provided YouTube with dozens of examples of videos — with millions of views — that depict children …
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 …
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  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In November 2016, Uber executives faced an expensive — and risky — decision.
Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg:
Uber fires CSO, says in Oct '16 personal info of 50M riders, 7M drivers, including 600K driver's license numbers, stolen; Uber paid hackers $100K to delete data  —  Company paid hackers $100,000 to delete info, keep quiet  —  Chief Security Officer Joe Sullivan and another exec ousted
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
NY AG says the FCC has ignored multiple requests for logs and records amid NY's investigation of the flood of fake net neutrality comments to the federal agency  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman revealed today that his office has been investigating a flood of spam FCC comments …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
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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