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November 26, 2017, 7:55 PM

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Tim Wu / New York Times:
Net neutrality supporters have strong legal arguments to overturn Ajit Pai's proposed rules repeal in court  —  Back in 2005, a small phone company based in North Carolina named Madison River began preventing its subscribers from making phone calls using the internet application Vonage.
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.
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 …
Associated Press:
FBI knew for more than a year that Fancy Bear was targeting hundreds of government officials and policy makers but warned only a few of them  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts …
David Gelles / New York Times:
Inside Etsy's transformation as it sheds its B Corp status, freewheeling culture, and idealistic business approach to appease shareholders  —  The first time Josh Silverman addressed the staff of Etsy as their newly installed chief executive, he tried to connect with a work force known for its diversity, idealism and sincerity.
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Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Adobe: US Black Friday online sales were $5.03B, up 16.9% YoY, with 54.3% of all site visits and 36.9% of purchases made on mobile devices  —  The final figures for Black Friday online sales are in, and it's another record-breaking day e-commerce in the U.S. Adobe says that shoppers spent $5.03 billion online …
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Sam Kim / Bloomberg:
Yanolja, Korea's top hotel booking app, valued at $547M, seeks to improve the sleazy “love motel” image of its 17K partners, to welcome families, businesspeople  —  'Let's Play' app draws 17,000 hotels as firm prepares for IPO  —  Entrepreneur shaking up industry by pushing motels to upgrade

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