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November 25, 2016, 12:30 PM

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Wired:
Best 2016 Black Friday deals on TVs, audio, smart home devices, cameras, drones, gaming, computers, and mobile devices  —  Black Friday isn't as much of a thing as it used to be.  Almost every item worth buying is available online the day after Thanksgiving, with even more discounts following on Cyber Monday.
Neal E. Boudette / New York Times:
In a first, NHTSA proposes voluntary guidelines for phone makers to design software that limits functionality while vehicle is in motion  —  Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an airplane mode that shuts off wireless communications to prevent interference …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google has been warning prominent journalists and professors that their accounts are under attack from “government-backed attackers”  —  A flurry of social media reports suggests a major hacking campaign has been uncovered.  —  Google is warning prominent journalists and professors …
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Experts: a Russian propaganda campaign to undermine Clinton helped spread fake news during election using botnets, networks of sites, paid human “trolls”, more  —  The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created …
Amelia Tait / New Statesman:
Reddit CEO Huffman's decision to delete and alter comments on Trump thread amounts to censorship and has eroded the site's credibility with users  —  Even those who don't frequent “the front page of the internet” should worry about the implications of this act.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Payments provider Stripe raises $150M Series D at a $9B valuation led by General Catalyst and CapitalG, bringing total amount raised by Stripe to about $440M  —  Stripe — the company that lets websites and apps incorporate payments services by way of an API and a few lines of code …
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.
Claire Ruckin / Reuters:
Sources: GoDaddy is in exclusive talks to acquire European hosting company Host Europe Group, valued at $1.8B  —  U.S. website domain name provider GoDaddy is in exclusive talks to buy peer Host Europe Group (HEG) as it seeks to expand in higher-margin businesses beyond the initial set-up of websites, people close to the matter said.
More: FortuneTweets: @claireruckin
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 …

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