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December 5, 2017, 11:40 AM

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BuzzFeed:
YouTube says moderation team will have 10K+ people by end-2018, up 25% according to sources, and pledges new approach to ads to curb child exploitation problem  —  The company plans to have over 10,000 content moderators on staff by the end of 2018, YouTube CEO, Susan Wojcicki said.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google launches Android Oreo (Go edition) for low-end phones with less than 1GB RAM, which uses smaller Go versions of apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Maps  —  Google's stripped-down version of Android is ready for OEMs.  —  Google's upcoming low-end configuration of Android—"Android Go"—has hit a major milestone.
Andrew Ross Sorkin / New York Times:
Steve Case's new Rise of the Rest fund raises $150M from Jeff Bezos, Eric Schmidt, and others to promote start-ups in the middle of the United States  —  When Steve Case, the billionaire co-founder of AOL, first met J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy,” the best-selling book …
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC chairman Ajit Pai won't delay next week's net neutrality vote despite federal court case that could strip FTC of broadband oversight  —  Pai says FTC will protect consumers—but FTC could lose its regulatory authority.  —  The Federal Communications Commission will move ahead with its vote …
JC Torres / SlashGear:
Google releases December Pixel/Nexus Security Bulletin confirming KRACK Wi-Fi patch is coming to devices  —  Google kicked off the whole monthly security bulletin practice to assure Android users, or at least owners of its Nexus and Pixel devices, that they will get timely and critical security fixes before all hell breaks loose.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple begins selling unlocked and SIM-free iPhone X in the US  —  The iPhone X has been available for just over a month now, and as supply and demand start to balance out, Apple is expanding the lineup.  Starting today, the iPhone X is available SIM-free and unlocked directly from Apple.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Marketing tech company Zeta Global acquires commenting service Disqus, source says for ~$90M  —  Marketing tech company Zeta Global is making good use of its recent $140 million Series F funding round.  After acquiring Boomtrain earlier this year, the company today announced it has acquired Disqus …
Taylor Lorenz / The Daily Beast:
Facebook removes posts and suspends users for phrases like “men are scum”; ~500 female comedians staged Nov. protest using the terms, and most were suspended  —  When comic Marcia Belsky sarcastically replied “men are scum” to a friend's Facebook post back in October …

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