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November 23, 2019, 2:20 AM

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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  —  The discontinued app could identify employees and their friends who had enabled facial recognition, Facebook said.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
FCC bans carriers from using federal subsidies to buy equipment from Huawei and ZTE, considers ordering subsidy recipients to replace current Chinese equipment  —  The FCC is acting on its vow to keep Chinese technology out of American wireless networks.  Commissioners have unanimously approved …
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 …
Shannon Liao / CNN:
Facebook says it has signed Jeremy Wang, aka Disguised Toast, a Twitch streamer with 1M+ followers, to Facebook Gaming, its live game streaming platform  —  New York (CNN)Facebook (FB) just nabbed a major player for its gaming platform as it continues to ramp up efforts to compete in the video game streaming wars.
Tarleton Gillespie / Slate:
Every ad, political or commercial, should reveal its provenance, and all advertisers should stand by their ads and be held accountable for them  —  On Oct. 30, Twitter announced it would now prohibit political advertising on its platform.  On Friday, it tried its best to explain exactly what that would mean.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter rolls out its “Hide Replies” feature to all users globally  —  Twitter's radical “Hide Replies” feature, one of the biggest changes to how Twitter works since the invention of the Retweet, is now available to Twitter's global user base.  The company says the feature …

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