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Twitter pauses verifications after Charlottesville rally organizer gets blue check

Twittter originally verified accounts of "public interests", such as journalists, public figures and celebrities. But the verified account of a white supremacist caused an outburst from Twitter users against Kessler. The issue was a larger part of Twitter's issues with dealing with abuse, but the platform received more scrutiny after a white supremacist killed counter-protestor Heather Hayer with his auto during a right-wing rally in Charlottesville in August.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 Doing Great Things With DLC Starting Next Month

Star Wars Battlefront II is just around the corner and EA is ready to spill the beans on what fans can expect from Season 1 of their free DLC content. Unfortunately, EA Access is only available on Xbox One and PC, so this option isn't now available to those on PS4. They can be purchased with in-game credits during that week.

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Trump Administration Wary of AT&T, Time Warner merger — Merging Fortunes

Senator Al Franken, a Minnesota Democrat, said on Wednesday he opposed the mega-merger but was also anxious about political implications of any divestiture of CNN. The previous administration settled a similar tie-up between a pay-TV company and an entertainment giant, the acquisition of NBCUniversal by Comcast Corp., by imposing conditions.

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Nintendo Switch adds Hulu to its library in the US

The Switch's portability makes it a great candidate for streaming services. Right now, Hulu is only available for USA customer, according to the official Nintendo page , but this could be the beginning for several other streaming apps coming to the handheld in the future.

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New complaints over Google's Pixel 2 XL smartphone

Some have found that disabling this feature prevents the issue, others say that even just toggling it off and then on is a temporary solution. While it is uncertain at the moment what exactly is causing the problem, it would be wise to contact Google if you are experiencing this issue with your handset.

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NASA needs your help to assign a nickname to a faraway world

Until then, we're excited to bring people into the mission and share in what will be an fantastic flyby on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, 2019! When the New Horizons spacecraft flies past the object, NASA will officially name it something that will be presented to the International Astronomical Union, but until then it is up to you, science lover, to name the far-out object.