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Filing: DHS proposes removing exemptions for US citizens and green card holders from going through facial recognition scans before arriving or departing the US (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Filing: DHS proposes removing exemptions for US citizens and green card holders from going through facial recognition scans before arriving or departing the US  —  Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving and departing the U.S. to also include citizens …

YouTube updates guidelines, easing restrictions on simulated violence in gaming content as long as violent or gory imagery is not the sole focus of a video (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety: YouTube updates guidelines, easing restrictions on simulated violence in gaming content as long as violent or gory imagery is not the sole focus of a video  —  YouTube announced a change to its content guidelines that will be more permissive in allowing depictions of violence in video-game content …

Indian police arrested 45 people and shut down a scam call center in Noida, alleging they used illicitly obtained info of Flipkart users to scam them (Times of India)

Times of India: Indian police arrested 45 people and shut down a scam call center in Noida, alleging they used illicitly obtained info of Flipkart users to scam them  —  NOIDA: A bogus call centre was shut down and 45 people employed there arrested on Thursday but the investigation will go far beyond the two Noida buildings it operated from.

A look at the Masakhane project, which aims to translate African languages using neural machine translation by working with AI researchers across the continent (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)

Khari Johnson / VentureBeat: A look at the Masakhane project, which aims to translate African languages using neural machine translation by working with AI researchers across the continent  —  English, Arabic, and French dialects can be found on parts of the African continent and are used across tribes, ethnic groups …

Adobe: Black Friday online sales grew 19.6% YoY to $7.4B, as Thanksgiving sales rose 14.5%, to $4.2B; Cyber Monday sales are expected to reach $9.4B, up 18.9% (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Adobe: Black Friday online sales grew 19.6% YoY to $7.4B, as Thanksgiving sales rose 14.5%, to $4.2B; Cyber Monday sales are expected to reach $9.4B, up 18.9%  —  Following swiftly on the heels of a Thanksgiving that broke records with $4.2 billion in online sales, Black Friday also hit a new high …

How angel investing for social status is a core part of Bay Area tech ecosystem, and is critically missing from other cities trying to grow their tech scenes (Alex Danco)

Alex Danco: How angel investing for social status is a core part of Bay Area tech ecosystem, and is critically missing from other cities trying to grow their tech scenes  —  Michael Seibel of YC posted a short video the other day about a topic that´s near and dear to my heart: Why Fundraising is Different in Silicon Valley.

Interview with the Internet Society CEO, as he tries to defend the sale of the .org top level domain registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital (Kieren McCarthy/The Register)

Kieren McCarthy / The Register: Interview with the Internet Society CEO, as he tries to defend the sale of the .org top level domain registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital  —  Inside the decided mind of Andrew Sullivan  —  Interview El Reg has quizzed Andrew Sullivan, the president and CEO of the Internet Society …

US arrests an Ethereum Foundation researcher, claiming he participated in discussions about how N. Korea can avoid sanctions during a crypto conference there (Jordan Pearson/VICE)

Jordan Pearson / VICE: US arrests an Ethereum Foundation researcher, claiming he participated in discussions about how N. Korea can avoid sanctions during a crypto conference there  —  On Friday, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced criminal charges against a cryptocurrency researcher …
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