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November 23, 2020, 8:05 AM

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New York Times:
A look at Sugon, a Chinese company at the heart of the country's surveillance efforts, and how it uses Intel and Nvidia chips to analyze video feeds at scale  —  Intel and Nvidia chips power a supercomputing center that tracks people in a place where government suppresses minorities …
Drew Armstrong / Bloomberg:
A look at Covid Tracking Project, a website run mostly by volunteers, which has become one of the most trusted sources on the spread of COVID-19 in the US  —  At the start of 2020, Amanda French was in between academic jobs.  Her mother had died about a year earlier, and she'd taken time off to help settle her affairs.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
GoDaddy confirms some of its staff fell for a social engineering scam, after hackers changed the email and DNS records for a number of crypto trading platforms  —  Fraudsters redirected email and web traffic destined for several cryptocurrency trading platforms over the past week.
Will Oremus / OneZero :
Twitter, which played a central role in Trump's presidency, is attempting to redefine itself for a post-Trump future through the launch of features like Fleets  —  New product features are rolling out to broaden the platform's appeal.  Will they work?  —  It's easy to forget now …
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch:
Forto, a freight forwarder service that gives customers real-time data and on-time delivery, raises $50M Series C led by Inven Capital  —  Forto, a digital freight forwarder which has experienced a boom during the pandemic, has raised another $50 million in funding.
FinSMEs:
Switzerland-based Kandou, a fabless semiconductor company developing USB-C hardware that supports USB4, Thunderbolt 3, and more, raises $92.3M Series C  —  Kandou, a Lausanne, Switzerland-based fabless semiconductor company, raised $92.3M in Series C funding.
Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal:
Teachers say they are spending hours reviewing tests that were scored incorrectly by auto-grading bots, which try to match a student's response to an answer key  —  Auto-grading software often marks answers incorrect when they are right, giving teachers and families more remote-school headaches

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