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November 24, 2016, 6:30 PM

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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SV Angel raises $53M for its sixth seed investment fund, exceeding original $40M target  —  More money for more startup seed-stage investments: SV Angel, one of the more prominent early-stage investment firms in the Bay Area, has closed its latest (sixth) fund at $53 million, according to an SEC filing (via Dan Primack).
More: VatorNewsTweets: @danprimack
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft brings its Solitaire Collection to Android and iOS for free, offers $1.99/month option to remove ads  —  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 …
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

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