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A district court rules the government's "suspicionless" searches of international travelers' phones and laptops at airports and US border violate 4th Amendment (ACLU)

TruKKer, a UAE-based on-demand trucking platform, has raised $23M Series A led by Saudi Technology Ventures (Farah Elbahrawy/Bloomberg)

Twitch Studio, the company's live streaming software, is now in open beta for PC users (Bijan Stephen/The Verge)

Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for "ZombieLoad" in May and another series of microcode patches today (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Facebook unveils Facebook Pay, which will work on Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp, to let users shop, donate to causes, send money to friends, more (Tom Warren/The Verge)

Researchers find 5G flaws that would let an attacker track phone locations, spoof emergency alerts, more via a malicious radio base station; some affect 4G too (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Stradigi AI, a Montral-based AI solutions provider and research lab, raises $53M CAD Series A led by Investissement Qubec and Fonds de solidarit FTQ (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Automattic partners with Stripe to debut Recurring Payments for WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites, to let content creators collect repeat contributions (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Users notice Facebook's iOS app accesses the camera as they do unrelated things like scrolling their feeds; one workaround is to revoke app's camera permissions (Alfred Ng/CNET)

Disney+ spokesperson acknowledges service issues on launch day, saying consumer demand exceeded "high expectations", as users complain that they can't connect (Frank Pallotta/CNN)

Cutover, a UK-based startup developing cloud-hosted workplace orchestration tools, raises $17M Series A led by Index Ventures (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Whoop, which makes fitness trackers and provides performance metrics for athletes, raises $55M Series D, bringing its total raised to $100M+ (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Blaize, which custom-designs AI chips with a new graph streaming architecture, emerges from stealth with $87M raised over several rounds (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

CoachHub, the Berlin-based digital coaching platform, raises 10M from existing investors HV Holtzbrinck Ventures, Partech, and others (Thomas Ohr/EU-Startups)

Instagram debuts Reels, a TikTok-style video remix feature, which lets you make 15-second video clips set to music and share them as Stories, in Brazil (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Snap Spectacles 3 review: stylish design, sturdy build, comfortable fit, clever and fun 3D filters, convenient video capture, but expensive, not water resistant (Cherlynn Low/Engadget)

A look at @BallerBusters, an Instagram account that calls out people who pretend to be wealthier than they are to hawk dubious mentorship or online classes (Taylor Lorenz/New York Times)

How some police departments in the US conduct facial recognition searches on behalf of other jurisdictions, boosting access to the tech and evading local laws (Michael Hayes/OneZero)

Critics say EU's antitrust actions against tech companies have done little to restore competitive balance and US regulators need to learn from EU's mistakes (Adam Satariano/New York Times)

Investigation: PR firms with GOP ties are using Google's ad platform to collect voter email addresses and push users to sites mimicking reputable news sources (Sam Baker/Engadget)

A look at Uber's struggles in Latin America, which has been its worst performing region in the first three quarters of 2019, as Didi makes big inroads in Mexico (Julia Love/Reuters)

Workato, provider of an app integration and automation platform with customers including Slack and Broadcom, raises $70M Series C led by Redpoint Ventures (Rosalie Chan/Insider)

UK's Balderton Capital has raised a new $400M fund to back EU tech startups at the Series A stage; the VC had closed a similar Series A fund in 2017 at $375M (Steve O'Hear/TechCrunch)

Review of the redesigned Dell XPS 13 2-in-1: spacious keyboard and trackpad with a 16:10 13.4" display and fast performance, but it is not practical as a tablet (Dan Seifert/The Verge)

Source: Twitter suggests it will allow political ads that spread awareness about issues like climate change, not ads mentioning a specific policy or candidate (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed News)

Amazon's record $1.5M effort to fill Seattle's city council with pro-business candidates fails, reviving chances of tax hikes on the city's tech firms (Gregory Scruggs/Reuters)

Microsoft says it will honor California's digital privacy law throughout the US; source: CCPA offers special treatment to "service providers" like Microsoft (Reuters)

SmarterASP.NET, a web host with over 440,000 customers, says it was hit by ransomware over the weekend; many customers remain locked out of their data (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Sources: Apple to debut a new 3D sensor module in an iPad Pro coming in H1'20 and higher-end 2020 iPhones, to be followed by a AR/VR headset and AR glasses (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Facebook is rolling out a new option called Shortcuts Bar Settings that lets users remove certain tabs in the app's navigation bar and silence notification dots (Josh Constine/TechCrunch)

Google partnered with Ascension, the 2nd-largest US health-care system, to analyze personal health info of millions, sources say as part of Project Nightingale (Rob Copeland/Wall Street Journal)

Autonomous trucking startup iSee announces $15M Series A from Founders Fund (Megan Hernbroth/Business Insider)

Sources: WeWork's parent company is in talks to hire T-Mobile US CEO John Legere, following the exit of co-founder Adam Neumann (Wall Street Journal)

Alibaba says it sold goods worth $38.4B on Singles' Day, topping last year's record of $30.7B (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Twitter says it is launching a new tool for the December UK election that lets users report deliberately misleading information about the voting process (Paul Sandle/Reuters)

Twitter shares draft of its new deepfakes policy for public input through Nov. 27, says it won't ban deepfakes but will label them and warn users before sharing (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Amazon to open a new brand of grocery store in California next year, different from Whole Foods; job listings describe it as "Amazon's first grocery store" (Ben Fox Rubin/CNET)

Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt launches its institutional custody business, after getting approval from NY regulators (Frank Chaparro/The Block)

YouTube to update ToS saying it is under "no obligation" to host content and reinforcing its right to terminate users they deem "no longer commercially viable" (Julia Alexander/The Verge)

Tencent, the world's largest videogame company by revenue, is looking to make more console games for US users by leveraging its partnership with Nintendo (Wall Street Journal)

Instagram covers IGTV video production costs for some creators as long as the videos do not include content about social issues, elections, or politics (Bloomberg)

Enterprise information management company OpenText is acquiring cloud data backup and protection service Carbonite in a deal worth $1.42B (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Sources: Apple is aiming to release an AR headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023 (The Information)

Focusing heavily on the suburbs and boosted by SoftBank investment DoorDash transformed itself from a struggling startup to the biggest food delivery app in US (Candy Cheng/Bloomberg)

A deep dive into BuzzFeed's ecommerce expansion, from establishing a dedicated Commerce division and a Product Lab in 2016 to partnering with Walmart (Damian Radcliffe/What's New in Publishing)

Prosus-owned classifieds company OLX Group to acquire a majority stake in a global car marketplace Frontier Car Group with an investment of up to $400M (Annie Musgrove/Tech.eu)

Roblox survey: 60% of teens rarely discuss inappropriate online behavior with parents, millenials are more aware of kids' digital lives than Gen X and boomers (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Barcelona-based on-demand delivery startup Glovo buys Poland's largest food delivery platform Pizza Portal for 30M (Mary Loritz/EU-Startups)

GitHub report: over 80% of repository contributions come from outside the US, ~44M repositories were created since October 2018, crossed 100M in November 2018 (Khari Johnson/VentureBeat)

Germany-based digital payments group Wirecard to acquire Chinese online payments company AllScore Payment Services for 109M (Olaf Storbeck/Financial Times)

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2019 UTME marred by biometric, browser failures ' CPAN - New Telegraph

3 things to watch for in Friday's Trump impeachment hearing - Yahoo

5 orphans benefit from Ansar-Ud-Deen's Eid-al Maulud largesse in Kaduna - Tribune

70-Year-Old Man Dies in Hong Kong Protests as Xi Jinping Calls for an End to the Unrest - Yahoo

A 2nd official reportedly overheard Trump's phone call with Sondland about 'the investigations - Yahoo

A British woman was sentenced to just a year in prison for performing an illegal butt injection that caused a 34-year-old American woman's death - Yahoo

A gun known as the 'cop-killer' used in killing of Ohio detective during drug raid, officials said - Yahoo

A little out of touch': the quest to find Joe Biden's millennial supporters - Yahoo

Act like a stiff': To fight impeachment, Trump tries to look presidential - Yahoo

After 50 years, it's past time to bring human LGBTQ+ characters to America's Sesame Street - Yahoo

After 9 USC deaths, students slam school's "weirdly written" letter - Yahoo

Akinola admonishes Muslims on peace, nation building - Tribune

Alleged Rape: Busola Dakolo reacts to Fatoyinbo's court victory - Premium Times

American ISIS fighter stranded in no-man's to be repatriated to U.S., Turkey says - Yahoo

American teacher's death in D.R. is being investigated Thursday as a murder - Yahoo

American war veteran who spent several days in ICE detention receives $190k settlement - Yahoo

ANALYSIS: APC's troubles and party's chances in Bayelsa election - Premium Times

AOC Says Impeachment Necessary to Unite Dems, Stop 'Potential Compromise of the 2020 Election - Yahoo

APC has turned Nembe to Sambisa forest ' Diri - Tribune

Appeal Court affirms Okowa's election as Delta governor - Premium Times

Authorities find malnourished girl after online teacher tip - Yahoo

Bayelsa poll: INEC to commence distribution of sensitive materials Friday - Premium Times

Bayelsa, Kogi Polls: Coalition calls for protection of journalists - Premium Times

Bayelsa, Kogi Polls: Voters selling PVCs for N500, N1,000 ' YIAGA - Premium Times

BayelsaDecides: Three women, 42 men, vie for Bayelsa governorship - Premium Times

Benefits of the amended Deep Offshore Act - The Sun

Benue PDP, APC bicker over Ortom's N12bn airport project - New Telegraph

Beshear set for 'next chapter' as Bevin concedes in Kentucky - Yahoo

Bill Clinton weighs in on how impeachment could affect Trump White House - Yahoo

Bjorn Beckman (1938-2019): A life of struggle and friendship - Daily Trust

Bolivia interim leader recognises Guaido as legitimate Venezuelan leader as balance shifts - Yahoo

Bolivia's interim president's indigenous-free cabinet heightens polarization - Yahoo

Border Blues:Sokoto traders groan over closure - The Sun

Border Closure: Nigeria, Benin, Niger joint committee meet - Premium Times

BREAKING: APC will participate in Bayelsa election despite court ruling, INEC confirms - Premium Times

BREAKING: Buhari on his way back to Nigeria - Premium Times

Buhari writes Scientific Magazine, says planting trees solution to conflicts - New Telegraph

Buhari, Atiku mourn ex-minister Alex Akinyele - Premium Times

Busola Dakolo to appeal case after court dismisses suit against Fatoyinbo - Tribune

Catapults, flaming arrows: Hong Kong protesters' medieval tech - Yahoo

CBI set to file fresh charges in $2 billion PNB bank fraud case: source - Yahoo

Changing outdated curriculum - Tribune

China's great pork shortage: Why it could cost Beijing - Yahoo

Collapsed Erio-Ekiti Bridge: Our lives in danger, residents, motorists cry out - Tribune

Colorado officers who shot black teenager won't be charged - Yahoo

Come back tomorrow': battling for asylum in South Africa - Yahoo

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