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November 24, 2017, 6:20 AM

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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 …
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
As the FCC seeks to kill net neutrality, Comcast, Charter, and cable trade group NCTA vow not to block, throttle, or interfere with lawful sites or activities  —  Look to calm critics suggesting FCC Title II rollback would lead to such conduct  —  ISPs were renewing their pledges not to block …
Karissa Bell / Mashable:
Facebook confirms it's testing a Snapchat-like streak feature in Messenger that shows how many consecutive days users have been chatting with friends  —  Streaks aren't just for Snapchat, anymore.  —  Facebook is now testing a version of a similar feature in Messenger, the company confirmed with Mashable.
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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 …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Facebook to roll out new tool that lets users check if they Liked or followed Russia-linked accounts; users won't be able to check if they saw Russian ads  —  So far, Google and Twitter have not detailed their plans.  —  Facebook is trying to alert some U.S. users that they fell victim …
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed:
Lawyers for Peter Thiel file a motion to block efforts that have prevented him from bidding on Gawker.com assets during bankruptcy proceeding  —  In a federal bankruptcy court filing on Wednesday, lawyers for venture capitalist Peter Thiel objected to the ongoing sale process of Gawker.com …
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
UK government says it'll charge a 20% tax on companies' earnings that are held offshore from April 2019, a move widely seen to be aimed at tech companies  —  - The Treasury is cracking down on big tech firms like Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple that shift UK profits offshore to minimise their tax bills.

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Microsoft:
Testing a datacenter under the sea  —  Envisioned to be resilient and self-sustainable, Project Natick enters a new research phase off the Scottish coast.
IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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