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May 25, 2018, 6:25 PM

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David Meyer / Fortune:
Digital privacy activist Max Schrems files official GDPR complaints against Google, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram over forced consent  —  Europe's sweeping new data privacy regime came into effect this morning, and privacy activists are not wasting time in flexing their muscles.
BBC:
Some US news sites like the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune restrict access from EU as GDPR goes into effect  —  Some high-profile US news websites are temporarily unavailable in Europe after new EU data protection rules came into effect.  —  The Chicago Tribune and LA Times were among …
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Head of European Data Protection Board, responsible for GDPR application, criticizes US sites limiting access from EU, says there was plenty of time to prepare  —  LONDON — American news outlets including The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Daily Star abruptly blocked access …
Adam Satariano / New York Times:
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Leaked training documents show how Facebook classifies hate speech groups, allowing praise for white nationalism and white separatism but not white supremacy  —  After a white supremacist killed a protester in Charlottesville in 2017, Facebook pushed to re-educate its moderators …
Canalys:
Research: global smart speaker shipments grew to 9M units in Q1 2018, up 210% YoY; Google sold 3.2M Home and Mini devices, overtaking 2.5M Amazon Echos shipped  —  Palo Alto, Shanghai, Singapore and Reading (UK) - Wednesday, May 23 2018 Smart speakers continue to be the world's fastest-growing …
Marie Mawad / Bloomberg:
Facebook's chief AI scientist Yann LeCun says company is designing its own energy-efficient chips to help with analyzing and filtering live video content  —  - Company is working on more energy-efficient semiconductors  — AI scientist LeCun says more software cos working on hardware
City Attorney of San Francisco:
San Francisco announces new regulations requiring scooter startups like Lime, Spin, and Bird to halt operations by June 4 and apply for permits by June 7  —  New city law halting unpermitted scooter operations in effect June 4, scooter permitting system now activated
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