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April 22, 2019, 3:30 AM

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Ana Campoy / Quartz:
DHS says its facial recognition system, in use at 15 US airports now, identified 7K travelers who overstayed visas, plans to screen 97% of US departures by 2023  —  The US immigration system was designed to track who comes into the country, not who leaves.  For more than two decades …
Nellie Bowles / New York Times:
How two towns in Kansas soured on educational software from Summit Learning, funded by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative; Summit CEO says protests are about nostalgia  —  WELLINGTON, Kan. — The seed of rebellion was planted in classrooms.  It grew in kitchens and living rooms, in conversations between students and their parents.
Washington Post:
Sri Lanka blocks access to social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook, to curb spread of misinformation after a series of deadly explosions  —  LONDON — The Sri Lankan government blocked access to social media platforms on Sunday, following a string of explosions that claimed …
Ellen Sheng / CNBC:
A look at the rising use of surveillance technologies by companies to monitor their employees in the workplace  —  The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
The French government debuts Tchap, its messaging app with end-to-end encryption, and open sources the code; a security flaw has already been found and patched  —  French government open-sources in-house-made end-to-end encryption IM app named Tchap.  —  The French government has developed …
Annaliese Griffin / Quartz:
A look back at a distinctly gendered condescension that has often defined the news coverage of Pinterest because of its overwhelmingly female audience  —  Even as Pinterest prepares to go public, tech journalists covering the company remain slightly befuddled when it comes to defining what it does.
Madhumita Murgia / Financial Times:
A comprehensive look at the plethora of face datasets, available upon request from universities and US government, used to train facial recognition software  —  When Jillian York, a 36-year-old American activist, was on vacation in February, she received an unexpected text.
Owen Churchill / South China Morning Post:
A promo video for Leica showed the Tiananmen Square “Tank Man” photo, so China banned the word Leica on Weibo; the camera maker says it wasn't an official video  —  Leica draws fire from online commenters and is censored on Chinese social media platform Weibo Spokeswoman …
Zak Doffman / Forbes:
Report: CIA shared intelligence with US allies showing Huawei received funding from Chinese security and intelligence agencies and the People's Liberation Army  —  In the battle between Washington and Huawei, there has long been the taunt from Shenzhen that U.S. officials have failed to produce …

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