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December 4, 2018, 3:05 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.
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.
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 …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Nvidia announces a new $2,499 GPU called Titan RTX with 576 tensor cores, 24GB of GDDR6 memory, and the new Turing architecture, shipping later this month  —  By this point we've seen most of NVIDIA's 2018 Turing GPU product stack.  After kicking things off with the Quadro RTX series …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft launches Al-powered real-time captions and subtitles for Skype and says PowerPoint will also get them in early 2019  —  Alongside news that PowerPoint is getting real-time captions and subtitles in 2019, Microsoft announced similar technology is now available in Skype.
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung and Verizon will partner to release a 5G smartphone using Qualcomm processors in the first half of 2019, plan to show a concept device this week  —  One of the world's first 5G phones will be coming to the US from Samsung and Verizon.  —  The two companies on Monday said they plan …
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Google removes two apps from China's Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech from Google Play after internal investigation found they executed ad fraud via click injection  —  Google removed two popular Cheetah Mobile and Kika Tech apps from its Play store today after finding “deceptive and malicious behavior” …

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