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November 25, 2018, 9:50 PM

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Carole Cadwalladr / The Guardian:
UK parliament seizes documents, first obtained in a US civil case, allegedly shedding light on Facebook policies that led to the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant …
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Sheryl Sandberg deserves much blame for the bad decisions at Facebook but, with most criticism directed at her, Mark Zuckerberg largely escapes scrutiny  —  Perhaps it's only fair that, as women like Sheryl Sandberg rise to power, they pay the price for failure.
Paul Vigna / Wall Street Journal:
Ohio treasurer's office launches OhioCrypto.com, enabling local businesses to pay taxes with bitcoin; payments are processed and converted to dollars by BitPay  —  State backs technology that has garnered lots of hype but failed to gain traction as a form of payment
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Predictim, a service using AI to generate character scores for babysitters based on years of online activity, provides questionable recommendations to parents  —  When Jessie Battaglia started looking for a new babysitter for her 1-year-old son, she wanted more information …
Nathan Vardi / Forbes:
Profile of Joe Liemandt, founder of software company Trilogy and PE firm ESW Capital, which buys US software firms and replaces staff with cheap overseas talent  —  rom an office suite on the 26th floor of the iconic Frost Bank Tower in Austin, Texas, a little-known recruiting firm called Crossover …
John P. Carlin / Politico:
Book excerpt: the evolution of online Islamist propaganda, from al-Qaeda to ISIS, and the search for Junaid Hussain before his death by US missile strike in '15  —  How a British hacker joined ISIS's top ranks and launched a deadly global cyber plot.  —  This text is excerpted from the book Dawn …

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