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November 24, 2018, 10:15 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.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
How Predictim uses AI to generate a score of babysitters' character by analyzing years of online activity and provides questionable recommendations to parents  —  When Jessie Battaglia started looking for a new babysitter for her 1-year-old son, she wanted more information …
Reuters:
Sources: Logitech has offered $2.2B+ to acquire Plantronics, a maker of unified communications systems, wireless headsets, and video-conferencing equipment  —  (Reuters) - Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc …
CNBC:
A look back at Diane Greene's tenure as Google cloud boss: a struggle to catch up with AWS and Azure, and tension with Sundar Pichai on GitHub and Project Maven  —  - Google poured resources into its cloud unit during Diane Greene's three-year run at the helm, but the company has still struggled against Amazon and Microsoft.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Experts examine the mixed impact of Edward Snowden's leaks, published from June 2013 onwards, on government and policy  —  In our two-part series, Ars looks at what Snowden's disclosures have wrought politically and institutionally.  —  Digital privacy has come a long way since June 2013.
Lauren Thomas / CNBC:
Adobe: online sales rose to $6.2B on Black Friday, up 23% YoY, 33% of sales came from mobile devices; Cyber Monday sales are expected to reach $7.8B, up 18% YoY  —  - Online sales Black Friday jumped 23.6 percent from a year ago, according to a new report from Adobe Analytics.
Associated Press:
Amazon workers at warehouses in UK, Germany and Spain, including ~90% at a Madrid depot, stage walkouts on Black Friday to protest unfair working conditions  —  MADRID (AP) — Some of Amazon's workers in Europe are protesting against what they call unfair work conditions, in a move meant to disrupt operations on Black Friday.

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