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November 27, 2017, 9:55 AM

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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 …
Ars Technica:
Best 2017 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, and other electronics and software  —  Greetings, Arsians!  Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a big round of Cyber Monday deals to share.  Well, at least some of the deals …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps quickly with minimal coding, available in preview starting today  —  We'd heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality.
Angela Chen / The Verge:
Study: in the 148 days after Pokémon Go's release, there were 286 more car crashes in one Indiana county than the period before; 134 happened near PokéStops  —  And that's just in one county in Indiana  —  For a brief, shining period last summer, Pokémon Go reigned supreme.
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.
BBC:
UK gov't previews draft Drone Bill coming in 2018: would give police power to seize drones, mandate pilot training and registration of drones heavier than 250g  —  Drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government.
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.

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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.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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