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November 24, 2019, 6:10 PM

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Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian / ICIJ:
Leaked Chinese government documents reveal the mechanics of running mass detention camps in Xinjiang using mass surveillance and predictive policing  —  A new leak of highly classified Chinese government documents has uncovered the operations manual for running the mass detention camps …
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
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 …
Nathaniel Rich / Vanity Fair:
Inside the collapse of Quadriga crypto exchange, as law enforcement, accountants, and Reddit sleuths try to figure out if it was a legit operation or a scam  —  When Canadian blockchain whiz Gerald Cotten died unexpectedly last year, hundreds of millions of dollars in investor funds vanished into the crypto ether.
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 …
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
A look at the Legal Aid Society of New York City's efforts to close the tech gap between public defenders and law enforcement with respect to digital forensics  —  Public defenders lack access to gadgets and software that could keep their clients out of jail.  —  On April 27, a woman in eastern Brooklyn called the police.

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