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November 30, 2020, 5:45 AM

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Scott Pelley / CBS News:
Interview with former director of US CISA Chris Krebs on being fired by Trump via tweet, why paper ballots are key to ensuring election security, and more  —  Chris Krebs, a lifelong Republican, was put in charge of the agency handling election security by President Trump two years ago.
Thomas Seal / Bloomberg:
The UK will ban the installation of new Huawei 5G network equipment starting September 2021 and pledges $333M to diversify its 5G supply chain  —  - Britain set to impose security law on mobile network operators  — White House pushed allies to exclude Chinese tech giant Huawei
Oscar Lopez / New York Times:
A look at Cartel TikTok, viral videos showcasing drug cartel culture, that experts say is a propaganda tool designed to mask the violence and attract recruits  —  Mexico is set to shatter another murder record, but that grim reality is nowhere to be seen on the TikTok videos that go viral by showcasing drug cartel culture.
Katie Abel / Footwear News:
Zappos co-founder Tony Hsieh, who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, has died at age 46, reportedly from injuries sustained in a house fire in Connecticut  —  Tony Hsieh, the brilliant and big-hearted Zappos.com luminary who revolutionized the shoe business and built one of the most innovative companies in modern history, has died.
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Anna Kramer / Protocol:
Profile of Christine Su, Twitter's senior PM for conversational safety, who is a queer Asian-American “activist-entrepreneur” with an MBA and MA in agriculture  —  About six months ago, Twitter quietly hired someone to become the head of product for conversational safety on the platform.
Masha Borak / South China Morning Post:
JD Digits, JD.com's big data unit, unveils its plans to build an AI-powered smart city “operating system” for China's smart city project in Xiongan, China  —  JD Digits, the e-commerce giant's big data arm, is building up a smart city operating system that uses artificial intelligence Alibaba …
Bill Bostock / Business Insider:
A look at several clinically effective apps that treat mental illness directly with CBT and other therapy courses, as the FDA expedites the app approval process  —  - The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the US mental-health crisis, with apps like Calm and Headspace booming as people try to cope.
Shakeel Hashim / Protocol:
Q&A with CEO of Ocado Solutions on selling its grocery delivery tech to retailers like Kroger, the pandemic's impact on Ocado, plans for robotic pickers, more  —  The British grocery logistics company is expanding around the world and continues to invest in robotics, aiming to have robotic pickers within three years.

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