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November 25, 2019, 7:35 AM

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Gwyn Topham / The Guardian:
Uber loses its license to operate in London after authorities discovered that 14K+ trips were taken with uninsured drivers  —  Ride-hailing service likely to continue while it appeals against Transport for London  —  Uber has lost its licence to operate private hire vehicles in London.
Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / ICIJ:
Leaked Chinese government docs reveal the mechanics of running mass detention camps in Xinjiang, predictive policing, mass surveillance, and snooping on expats  —  A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents has uncovered the operations manual for running the mass detention camps …
Ian Sample / The Guardian:
Sir Tim Berners-Lee launches Contract for the Web, backed by 150+ organizations including Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and EFF to safeguard the web from abuse  —  Inventor of web calls on governments and firms to safeguard it from abuse and ensure it benefits humanity
Charles Fitzgerald / Platformonomics:
Red Hat's big sale, disappointing exits of Hadoop-based startups and Pivotal show how public clouds like AWS affect business models of open source-focused firms  —  TL;DR: If the cloud didn't eat Hadoop Inc., Pivotal and Red Hat, what explains their diminished prospects?
Helene Fouquet / Bloomberg:
Huawei sues for defamation in Paris after a researcher, broadcast journalist, and telco expert say on TV that it spies against the West and is state controlled  —  - Claim it's controlled by the Chinese state is false, it says  — The company is seeking to sell 5G equipment in Europe
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 …
Yoolim Lee / Bloomberg:
Southeast Asian payments startup 2C2P, which works with airlines, travel companies, and online shopping malls, raises $52M  —  - IFC, Cento Ventures, Arbor Ventures join the funding round  — 2C2P is tapping into the region's burgeoning payments market
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

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