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Facebook sued by Russian firm linked to election meddling – CNET November 20, 2018

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Fitbit said to be buying smartwatch maker Pebble – CNET

Deal to acquire troubled Pebble said to be for a “small amount,” The Intercept reports.
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​Samsung works with Australian carriers to cut Note 7 network access – CNET

Samsung is desperate to get the faulty phones out of customers’ hands, and to do so it’s willing to make seemingly functional Note 7 devices useless.
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Coinbase ordered to turn over customers' records to IRS – CNET

Federal judge grants request for “John Doe” summons, demanding three years of customer records from the bitcoin exchange.
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12 funny things that we're fascinated by on Twitter – CNET

Social Studies: Today’s hashtag game from Twitter ended up having people contemplating what they find interesting. Some of the answers were serious, but there were also plenty of jokes.
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Reddit aims to 'heal' amid comment-editing scandal – CNET

The social-networking site is targeting a community of Donald Trump supporters as part of a crackdown on abusive behavior on the site.
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Beyonce gives YouTube another splash of 'Lemonade' – CNET

“All Night” is the latest song from Beyonce’s visual album to land as a standalone video on YouTube.
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iPhone 7 tops holiday wishlist – CNET

According to a new survey, the iPhone ranks as the most wanted gift of 2016.
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​Happy holiday shopping! Now here's your SSD price increase – CNET

With flash chip supplies tight, you won’t get as many gigabytes for your money when buying a new PC, analyst firms say.
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Comma.ai, still kicking, open sources self-driving cars – Roadshow

The self-driving car startup has released its software platform and plans for a hardware module, the Comma Neo, freely to the public.
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7 reasons 'Rogue One' stands out in the Star Wars saga – CNET

Commentary: The upcoming Star Wars movie appears to have it all: a female lead, a diverse cast, Darth Vader, the Death Star origin story and a mysterious new robot.
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13 aerial shots on Instagram that will make you want a drone – CNET

Social Studies: Drones make it possible to take breath-taking shots. Here are some stunning views from drone photographers on Instagram.
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Netflix finds even more ways to waste our time (The 3:59, Ep. 146) – CNET

Plus we talk about Facebook’s arcade and a digital pill that can make flights easier.
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EPA to maintain 2025 emissions goals…for now – Roadshow

Something tells me that may change with the next administration, though.
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Google accounts hit with malware — a million and growing – CNET

Security firm Check Point says a Trojan horse campaign called Gooligan is striking 13,000 new Google accounts every day.
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Android malware steals access to more than 1 million Google accounts

A new Android malware has managed to steal access to more than 1 million Google accounts, and it continues to infect new devices, according to security firm Checkpoint.

“We believe that it is the largest Google account breach to date,” the security firm said in a blog post.

The malware, called Gooligan, has been preying on devices running older versions of Android, from 4.1 to 5.1, which are still used widely, especially in Asia.

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GoPro lays off 200 people, shutters its aspiring media arm – CNET

The action-camera maker, struggling with weak sales, makes cuts to save more than $650 million in costs next year.
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Apple still loves U2, expands work with Bono's AIDS charity – CNET

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the gadget giant is decorating 400 stores with Red signs and donating part of its sales to the nonprofit
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Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is the most fuel-efficient minivan ever – Roadshow

Then again, it’s also the first plug-in hybrid minivan, so it’s sort of expected.
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Here's the best gift for people who suck at cooking – CNET

We tested out a smart frying pan to see if it could teach a kitchen newbie how to cook.
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Shamoon: Back from the dead and destructive as ever

Malware hit targets in Saudi Arabia and was configured to wipe disks on November 17.

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Shamoon (W32.Disttrack), the aggressive disk-wiping malware which was used in attacks against the Saudi energy sector in 2012, has made a surprise comeback and was used in a fresh wave of attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia.

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Microsoft anoints Windows 10 Anniversary Update as 'Current Branch for Business'

Microsoft has designated the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, initially released in early August, as ready for business users to deploy en masse.
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Say cheese! Awkward Trump-Romney pic is perfect meme fodder – CNET

Social Cues: Also trending on social media are rising oil prices and fake Twitter awards.
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Netflix finally lets you download to stream offline – CNET

An update to its mobile apps will let you watch without a connection, but not every film and show in its catalog is included.
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The biggest challenge to diversifying tech talent – CNET

As the effort ages amid slow, but steady, progress, it needs to find ways to keep its momentum.
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Fight jet lag with the 'digital pill' that tells cabin crew what you need – CNET

Fasten your seatbelt, return your tray table to its full upright position, and swallow a sensor-packed smart pill for a smoother flight.
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The new Mirai malware strain has gone beyond Deutsche Telekom

The latest strain of Mirai, the malware that’s been infecting internet routers from Germany’s Deutsche Telekom, has spread to devices in at least 10 other countries, according to security firm Flashpoint.

The company has detected the new Mirai strain infecting internet routers and modems across the globe, including in the United Kingdom, Brazil, Iran, and Thailand.

It’s still unclear how many devices have been infected, but Flashpoint estimates that as many as five million devices are vulnerable. “If even a fraction of these vulnerable devices were compromised, they would add considerable power to an existing botnet,” Flashpoint said in a Tuesday blog post.

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National Lottery hacked, which is what happens if you gamble with your passwords – CNET

If you use the same password on many websites, it could be you.
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Japan's most beloved dog is immortalised in HoloLens app – CNET

A Japanese developer has combined dogs and augmented reality. A truly powerful mix.
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12 tips to guide you through Final Fantasy XV – CNET

After 10 long years of development, Final Fantasy XV is here. CNET has some tips to get you into the swing of this epic game.
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Farsighted looks toward a safe self-driving world and the very unsafe Westworld (Farsighted Podcast, Ep. 2) – CNET

The crew hears from an expert building the autonomous future before discussing HBO’s latest hit series that shows the scarier side of smarter tech.
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Journalist linked to Anonymous released from prison – CNET

Barrett Brown served more than four years behind bars for sharing stolen data and threatening an FBI agent.
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Google doodle celebrates scientist Jagdish Chandra Bose – CNET

Google honors pioneer in biophysics, radio science and science fiction on his 158th birthday.
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Stephen Hawking: We eat too much and it's got to stop – CNET

Technically Incorrect: In an ad for a Swedish health organization, the physicist insists that obesity is killing millions.
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Wonder Woman, Stevie Wonder throw down in 'Epic Rap Battles' – CNET

The latest lyrical showdown on the YouTube series “Epic Rap Battles of History” pits a fictional DC Comics superhero played by Lilly Singh against a famous pop star portrayed by T-Pain.
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SF Muni hack contained. Next transit hack could be train wreck – CNET

The San Francisco transit system avoided paying a ransom and restored its systems. But the hack shows US infrastructure is vulnerable.
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Farsighted looks toward a safe self-driving world and the very unsafe Westworld (Farsighted, Ep 2) – CNET

The crew hears from an expert building the autonomous future before discussing HBO’s latest hit series that shows the scarier side of smarter tech.
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​EU court asks: Is Uber an app or taxi service? – CNET

Europe’s highest court looks into Uber’s business model. Its decision could have major ramifications for the ride-hailing company.
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12 tweets that describe your morning ritual – CNET

Social Studies: One of the more popular hashtag games on Twitter today had people describing how they deal with waking up in the morning. Some are predictable, some aren’t.
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Dr. Google may check your eyes in the future – CNET

The search giant trains an algorithm to spot diabetic retinopathy, which can cause blindness.
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DirecTV Now vs. Sling TV vs. Playstation Vue: Channel lineups compared – CNET

AT&T is the latest company to offer a new alternative TV package that streams live broadcasts over the Internet – it’s called DirecTV Now and for a limited time, customers can sign up for a promotional deal that offers more than 100 channels for $35 a month.
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Trump inspires Internet Archive to build replica in Canada – CNET

The venerable chronicler of the internet worries the Trump administration might put restrictions on the web.
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Cops' wildlife cameras catch pranksters dressed as animals – CNET

Police in Kansas get a good laugh from jokers dressed in animal costumes prancing in front of a trail camera.
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Arizona gains new electric vehicle plant, as Lucid Motors announces manufacturing – Roadshow

Lucid Motors announced today that it would build a manufacturing plant for its electric vehicles in Arizona, with production beginning in 2018.
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Twitter tracks Hillary Clinton sightings post election – CNET

Prestige selfie shooters may want to consider heading to the woods outside of Chappaqua, New York, to grab that perfect shot of “HRC” in the wild.
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Google's new Timelapse satellite images show Earth in flux – CNET

Google sorts through 3 quadrillion pixels to give us a look at time unfolding everywhere from San Francisco to Antarctica.
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UK surveillance law marks a 'worse than scary' shift – CNET

The newly passed “Snooper’s Charter” means British police and intelligence agencies will soon be able to see every website that everyone in the UK visits.
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Facebook wants to be your new games arcade – CNET

With a new feature called Instant Games, you’ll be able to play old school hits including Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaga, as well as modern games on the social network.
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Social media feeling charitable on Giving Tuesday – CNET

Social Cues: Also trending on Facebook and Twitter are a deadly plane crash in Colombia and a wildfire in Tennessee.
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Intel inside: Delphi, Mobileye tap chipmaker for self-driving car processors – Roadshow

It’s all part of the group’s plan to get autonomous vehicles on roads by 2019.
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Amazon may add touchscreen to Echo smart-home speakers – CNET

The online retailer will introduce a new high-end, voice-activated device with a seven-inch touchscreen as soon as the first quarter, according to Bloomberg.
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