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April 22, 2019, 9:15 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Reuters:
Huawei reports Q1 revenue of $26.8B, up 39% YoY, 59M smartphones shipped, and 40 new commercial 5G contracts with carriers despite US opposition  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion) …
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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.
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU lawmakers vote for a WiFi-based standard, backed by Volkswagen and Renault, for internet connected cars, favouring it over 5G tech backed by BMW, others  —  STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Commission's push for a wifi-based standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Sony partners with five Japanese taxi companies with a combined fleet of over 10,000 cabs to launch S.Ride, a cab-hailing service in Tokyo  —  Uber's fledgling cab-hailing service in Japan has a new competitor, and it's not by one of its usual rivals.  It's called S.Ride …
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