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ProPublica claims to have found 57 unlabeled state-sponsored channels on YouTube; after presented with a list, YouTube labeled only 35 of them as such (Ava Kofman/ProPublica)

Ava Kofman / ProPublica: ProPublica claims to have found 57 unlabeled state-sponsored channels on YouTube; after presented with a list, YouTube labeled only 35 of them as such  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they´re published.

A look at the team behind VLC, which started as a student-run project in 1996 that is now part of a nonprofit with a for-profit consultancy managed by ~10 staff (Chris Stokel-Walker/Increment)

Chris Stokel-Walker / Increment: A look at the team behind VLC, which started as a student-run project in 1996 that is now part of a nonprofit with a for-profit consultancy managed by ~10 staff  —  How a group of university students transformed a school project into a media-player mainstay.  —  Teams

As we shop more online and think less about how our purchases reach our homes, a look at how our home delivery habit is reshaping the physical world (Samanth Subramanian/The Guardian)

Samanth Subramanian / The Guardian: As we shop more online and think less about how our purchases reach our homes, a look at how our home delivery habit is reshaping the physical world  —  The great trick of online retail has been to get us to shop more and think less about how our purchases reach our homes.  By Samanth Subramanian

Every ad, political or commercial, should reveal its provenance, and all advertisers should stand by their ads and be held accountable for them (Tarleton Gillespie/Slate)

Tarleton Gillespie / Slate: Every ad, political or commercial, should reveal its provenance, and all advertisers should stand by their ads and be held accountable for them  —  On Oct. 30, Twitter announced it would now prohibit political advertising on its platform.  On Friday, it tried its best to explain exactly what that would mean.

Amazon filed its formal protest over JEDI on Friday, citing a Fox News segment and a Trump rally as evidence of improper political pressure from the White House (Monica Nickelsburg/GeekWire)

Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire: Amazon filed its formal protest over JEDI on Friday, citing a Fox News segment and a Trump rally as evidence of improper political pressure from the White House  —  Amazon filed its formal protest over Microsoft´s victory in a $10 billion Pentagon cloud computing contract …

REX, a real estate broker that claims its AI allows it to price homes more accurately and charge lower commissions, raises $40M, bringing total raised to $115M (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)

Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News: REX, a real estate broker that claims its AI allows it to price homes more accurately and charge lower commissions, raises $40M, bringing total raised to $115M  —  REX, an Austin-based licensed residential real estate brokerage using AI and big data, has raised another $40 million in what it describes as a “C1” round.

Banyan Security, which offers a zero-trust remote access client for cloud and hybrid environments, raises $17M Series A led by Shasta Ventures (Duncan Riley/SiliconANGLE)

Duncan Riley / SiliconANGLE: Banyan Security, which offers a zero-trust remote access client for cloud and hybrid environments, raises $17M Series A led by Shasta Ventures  —  So-called “zero-trust” security platform provider Banyan Security said today it has raised $17 million in new funding to allow it to accelerate product development.
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