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November 26, 2016, 9:40 PM

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Mathew Ingram / Fortune:
WaPo's Russian propaganda story has dubious sources, little evidence, and too general claims that describe how any news is usually shared on social media  —  One of the themes that has emerged during the controversy over “fake news” and its role in the election of Donald Trump is the idea …
Neal E. Boudette / New York Times:
US auto safety regulator NHTSA proposes voluntary guidelines calling on phone makers to limit functionality in their software while users are driving  —  Apple iPhones and other hand-held devices have long had an airplane mode that shuts off wireless communications to prevent interference …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Black Friday online sales reach an estimated $3.34B, up 21.6% from last year; mobile sales rise 33% to $1.2B  —  Black Friday online shopping is continuing to grow, and this Friday was another record-breaking day.  According to a new report out this evening from Adobe …
Google Research Blog:
Google says its Neural Machine Translation System translates between language pairs it hasn't seen before, and sees signs of “interlingua” common representation  —  Posted by Mike Schuster (Google Brain Team), Melvin Johnson (Google Translate) and Nikhil Thorat (Google Brain Team)
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
SEC filing shows Palantir raised a $20M funding round from a single entity on November 8, bringing total raised to over $2B  —  Palantir — that $20 billion secretive outfit that provides government, finance, healthcare and other organizations with analytics, security and other data management solutions …
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.
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.

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