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November 25, 2016, 2:45 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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
IT solutions provider Presidio files for an IPO, reportedly at $3B valuation  —  Business software purveyor AppDynamics may have postponed its plans to go public, but technology services firm Presidio is forging ahead with an IPO, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.
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.
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).
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