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November 17, 2019, 2:00 AM

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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  —  A decade ago, an internet video start-up called Hulu boldly declared an end to the era of paid TV.
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 …
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.
Mark Harris / MIT Technology Review:
New research shows that thousands of ships in Shanghai, the world's busiest port, are falling victim to spoofing of GPS systems that has left experts baffled  —  A sophisticated new electronic warfare system is being used at the world's busiest port.  But is it sand thieves or the Chinese state behind it?
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 …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Loop Returns, which helps stores on Shopify handle online returns, raises $10M Series A led by FirstMark Capital  —  Loop Returns, the startup that helps brands handle returns from online purchases, has today announced the close of a $10 million Series A funding round led by FirstMark Capital.

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