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November 23, 2019, 11:30 PM

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Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook built a now discontinued internal app, report says between 2015 and 2016, that let employees identify colleagues and friends via facial recognition  —  Facebook , which has been under fire because of privacy concerns, said Thursday it built an internal app that allowed employees …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturns a lower-court order that required the suspect in a child-porn case to turn over the password to his computer  —  Prosecutors say forced disclosure permitted by “foregone conclusion.”  Justices disagree.  —  The Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution bars people …
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
White nationalist outlets including VDare and Red Ice TV still operate on Facebook despite its ban on white nationalism; Facebook says it is investigating  —  Guardian analysis finds VDare and Red Ice TV among several outlets that are still on the platform despite Facebook's promised ban
Susan D'Agostino / Quanta Magazine:
Barbara Liskov, a Turing Award winner who invented some key principles of object-oriented programming, on what it takes a woman to get to the top of CS field  —  Barbara Liskov pioneered the modern approach to writing code.  She warns that the challenges facing computer science today can't be overcome with good design alone.
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Amazon filed its formal protest over JEDI on Friday, citing a Fox News segment and a Trump rally as evidence of improper political pressure from the White House  —  Amazon filed its formal protest over Microsoft's victory in a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract …
Ernie Smith / VICE:
As Slack gets criticism from power users for its WYSIWYG editor and plans an option to revert, a look at the history of Markdown, used by Slack's old interface  —  Slack just updated its longtime editor for its primary interface—and the rich-text result hints at a longstanding tension …
Michael Kwet / VICE:
Inside Vumacam's plans to build a network of AI-powered CCTV cameras across South Africa in areas where people of color are already disproportionately targeted  —  “Beggars” and “vagrants" are not welcome in Parkhurst, South Africa, a mostly white, middle-class suburb of about 5,000 on the outskirts of Johannesburg's inner city.
Rachel Metz / CNN:
How facial analysis software that classifies gender misidentifies trans and non-binary people, is inaccurate with people of color, and could harm these groups  —  San Francisco (CNN)Artificial intelligence doesn't know what to make of Os Keyes.  —  The 29-year-old graduate student is dark-haired …

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