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November 16, 2019, 11:25 PM

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Kevin Roose / New York Times:
As millions pay for premium subscriptions to have a “clean” digital media experience, privacy and freedom from advertising are gradually becoming luxury goods  —  Photo illustration by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari  —  A decade ago, an internet video start …
Anmol / MSPoweruser:
Pew Research Center:
Survey: ~60% US adults believe they can not avoid data collection by corporations or govt., 81% think the risks of corporate data collection outweigh benefits  —  Majorities think their personal data is less secure now, that data collection poses more risks than benefits …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Profile of FaZe Clan, an esports and gaming lifestyle media org with 34 content creators, 15 pro esports players, 11 players/entertainers, and over 214M viewers  —  They already make every moment into consumable content.  What can it become?  —  This article is part of our continuing Fast Forward series …
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
A look at Roundup, Montana, which has become a hub in Amazon's supply chain with prep centers that repackage sellers' goods according to Amazon's specifications  —  How the tiny town of Roundup, Montana, became a hub in Amazon's supply chain  —  On any given day, thousands of packages from Walmarts …
CNBC:
Twitter bans political ads globally, will allow some “cause-based” ads with limited targeting and promotion of issue-related fact-based reporting from news orgs  —  - Twitter laid out the framework for its new policy on political ads, which bans certain advertisers and has stricter rules for issue ads.
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Microsoft hires former AG Eric Holder to determine if AnyVision complies with the ethical principles stipulated during the facial recognition company's Series A  —  According to five sources, AnyVision's technology has powered a secret military surveillance project that has monitored Palestinians in the West Bank.
The Verge:
Creators say YouTube's new labeling policy for kids' content that holds creators solely accountable are murky, as some video categories fall in a gray area  —  The government could sue them for thousands of dollars  —  On Tuesday afternoon, YouTube formally announced its plan to have creators label …
Tiernan Ray / ZDNet:
Facebook's AI team details XLM-R, a natural language model which translates between 100 languages, but struggles with the limits of existing computing power  —  Facebook AI research's latest breakthrough in natural language understanding, called XLM-R, performs cross-language tasks …

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