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November 24, 2019, 11:10 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  —  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
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 …
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.
Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
A former Facebook employee who was embedded with the 2016 Trump campaign details how he leveraged Facebook's ad-targeting tools and products to help them win  —  James Barnes is now focused on using digital-ad strategies to try to get Trump out of office  —  After the 2016 presidential election …
Samanth Subramanian / The Guardian:
As we shop more online and think less about how our purchases reach our homes, a look at how our home delivery habit is reshaping the physical world  —  The great trick of online retail has been to get us to shop more and think less about how our purchases reach our homes.  By Samanth Subramanian

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