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November 25, 2017, 11:30 PM

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Jeff Kao / Hacker Noon:
Analysis of FCC net neutrality comments finds over 1M pro-repeal were likely faked and 99% of organic comments were in favor of keeping rules  —  I used natural language processing techniques to analyze net neutrality comments submitted to the FCC from April-October 2017, and the results were disturbing.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Zack Whittaker / ZDNet:
Imgur confirms hackers stole 1.7M email addresses and passwords hashed 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.  —  The company confirmed to ZDNet …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat debuts new ad formats allowing advertisers to post Promoted Stories in Stories tab and AR Trial Ads for placing interactive objects in a camera view  —  Snap Inc's stock tanked after missing revenue expectations by $30 million last quarter, so Snapchat is looking to win over businesses with immersive new ads formats.
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.
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 …
Giles Turner / Bloomberg:

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