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November 24, 2017, 8:50 PM

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Kinja Deals:
Best 2017 Black Friday deals on smart home devices, fitness trackers, TVs, audio, gaming, computers, cameras, drones, and mobile devices  —  Shep McAllister, Jillian Lucas, Erica Offutt, Corey Foster, and Shane Roberts  —  You don't need to stand in line at the crack of dawn or risk …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: Thanksgiving day e-commerce sales were $2.87B, up 18.3% YoY, with 46% of all traffic to sites coming from smartphones  —  Black Friday, the day after a quiet Thanksgiving Thursday, traditionally has been thought of as the start of the holiday sales season, but the rise of e-commerce …
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Imgur confirms hackers stole 1.7M email addresses and passwords encrypted with SHA-256 algorithm in 2014 hack  —  The hackers stole email addresses and passwords.  —  Imgur, one of the world's most visited websites, has confirmed a hack dating back to 2014.
Hamza Shaban / Washington Post:
Uber faces investigations by 5 US state AGs and at least 3 potential class actions, and has been contacted by FTC over recently disclosed hack and $100K ransom  —  After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers …
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 …
Valentina Za / Reuters:
Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy and at six German distribution centers strike on Black Friday over pay disputes  —  MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said …

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