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December 4, 2018, 10:20 AM

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Adam D'Angelo / The Quora Blog:
Quora says it discovered a data breach on Nov. 30 affecting about 100M users, exposing names, email addresses, hashed passwords, and other non-public content  —  We recently discovered that some user data was compromised as a result of unauthorized access to one of our systems by a malicious third party.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge as the default browser on Windows 10  —  Microsoft's Edge web browser has seen little success since its debut on Windows 10 back in 2015.  Built from the ground up with a new rendering engine known as EdgeHTML …
James Somers / New Yorker:
Profile of Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat, the only Google Senior Fellows, who joined the company in 1999 and have pair-programmed some of its key infrastructure  —  Coding together at the same computer, Jeff Dean and Sanjay Ghemawat changed the course of the company—and the Internet.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google to expand eSIM support for Pixel 3 to Sprint and carriers in Germany, the UK, and India in the coming months  —  With eSIM technology, users no longer have to manage the tiny-sized card thanks to all the necessary information becoming digitized.  Google today announced expanded eSIM support …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Tumblr says it will permanently ban adult content from its platform beginning December 17  —  Tumblr is permanently banning adult content from its platform as of December 17th in a move that will eradicate porn-related communities on the platform and fundamentally alter how the service is used.
Brad Sams / Petri:
Sources: Microsoft is working on Windows Lite, a super lightweight, instant on, always connected OS that runs only PWAs and UWP apps, to challenge Chrome OS  —  For more than a year, we have been hearing about Windows Core OS and how it is a modern version of Windows.
Harry McCracken / Fast Company:
Inside Google's Area 120, the company's in-house startup incubator founded in 2016 that has since greenlighted about 50 projects by Google employees  —  Google's “20% time“-the long-standing perk that invites employees to carve off a fifth of their working hours to devote to personal projects …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Munich-based Freeletics, which provides AI-powered mobile fitness plans tailored to individual users, raises $45M Series A  —  One of Europe's most popular fitness applications is poised to flourish in the U.S. market with the help of several Los Angeles-based investors.
Thenmozhi Soundararajan / New York Times:
After Jack Dorsey's trip to India and encounter with the harassment Dalits face on Twitter, it's time to include minorities in talks of platform accountability  —  Dalits and other Indian gender, religious, tribal and ethnic minorities are regularly harassed on Twitter by right-wing troll armies.
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Review of $349 Nokia 7.1: has a sharp and colorful screen, snappy performance, and fast software updates due to Android One, making for a great value smartphone  —  But what's on the inside matters, too  —  What matters more: how a phone looks or how it performs?

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