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November 24, 2016, 1:05 AM

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J. Alex Halderman / Medium:
UMich security expert says Clinton should petition for recount in PA, MI, WI given the insecurity of voting machines and sophistication of state-sponsored hacks  —  You may have read at NYMag that I've been in discussions with the Clinton campaign about whether it might wish to seek recounts in critical states.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Experts say election results should be audited to ease lingering doubts about voting systems  —  After an election marred by hacker intrusions that breached the Democratic National Committee and the email account of one of Hillary Clinton's top staffers, Americans are all too ready to believe …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Google and its TV and speaker hardware partners are phasing out Google Cast branding in favor of “Chromecast built-in”  —  Innovating in the internet-connected TV space is hard.  Finding the right way to market this technology to consumers may, however, be even harder.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft brings its Solitaire Collection to Android and iOS for free today, with a $1.99/month ad-free option available  —  Microsoft is bringing its popular version of Solitaire to iOS and Android today.  While the game as existed on Windows for more than 25 years, the modern Solitaire Collection …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Profile of Vergence Labs, a small LA startup Snap Inc. acquired in 2014 for Spectacles-related tech  —  Hundreds of people lined up off Venice Beach boardwalk on a sunny November morning to buy Snapchat's Spectacles from a bright yellow vending machine.  —  It was the first day the $130 camera glasses …
Ankit Ajmera / Reuters:
Chinese online travel firm Ctrip to buy Scotland-based travel search site Skyscanner in $1.74B deal consisting mainly of cash; Ctrip shares up 9.2% after hours  —  Chinese online travel company Ctrip.com International Ltd (CTRP.O) said on Wednesday it agreed to buy UK-based Skyscanner Holdings Ltd …
Damien Gayle / The Guardian:
A digital economy bill headed through UK parliament includes proposal censoring online videos of non-conventional sex acts, matching standards for offline porn  —  Campaigners label bill targeted at online pornography a ‘prurient’ intervention that will take Britain's censorship regime back to pre-internet era
Linda Sui / Strategy Analytics:
Strategy Analytics: smartphone profits hit $9B in Q3 2016 as Apple captures 91% share of global profits and Huawei takes second place with 2.4%  —  According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone profits reached US$9 billion in total during the third quarter of 2016.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Report: Microsoft offers to allow rivals access to Outlook add-ins in bid to win EU approval of LinkedIn deal  —  Microsoft has reportedly offered concessions to the European Union to try and secure approval of its $26 billion acquisition of LinkedIn.  The Wall Street Journal reports …
S Prabhakaran / FactorDaily:
Ola unveils in-car system, Ola Play, to allow riders to stream via Apple and Sony, tweak settings like air conditioning, plans rollout to 50K cars by March 2017  —  Ride hailing company Ola has launched Ola Play, an in-car system that lets users take control of features inside the car, like entertainment and air conditioning.

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