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November 27, 2016, 1:20 AM

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.

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