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November 27, 2017, 3:55 AM

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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:
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.
Ainsley Harris / Fast Company:
How Facebook is planning to bring businesses and ads to Messenger with the help of AI-enabled chatbots and its own virtual assistant M  —  The ad tech powering messaging services offers advertisers—and bad actors—new ways to target and personalize content.  —  [Illustration: Selman Design]
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 …
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.
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
KGI: iPhone X manufacturing bottlenecks largely resolved with Foxconn producing 450K-550K units per day compared to 50K-150K 1-2 months ago  —  Steady improvements in iPhone X supplies that have seen shipping estimates fall to 1-2 weeks are due to better-than-expected improvements …

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