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June 8, 2018, 7:55 AM

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Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
After unease from staff, Google lays out seven principles for AI use and says it won't use AI in cases that cause “overall harm” like weapons or surveillance  —  - CEO releases AI principles after Project Maven employee revolt  — Ethics charter forbids surveillance in some situations
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
A Facebook bug set sharing settings of 14M users to public from May 18-27; Facebook has now restored users' former settings and will notify them starting today  —  Facebook has another privacy screw-up on its hands.  A bug in May accidentally changed the suggested privacy setting …
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Stephanie Chan / VentureBeat:
Facebook launches fb.gg, a portal where users can browse gaming livestreams, and gives emerging streamers access to monetization tools with Level Up program  —  Facebook launched its Gaming Creator program in January to boost gaming livestreams on its platform.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Uber and Lyft have submitted applications for San Francisco's upcoming pilot program for electric scooters  —  Uber wants to get into the scooter business in San Francisco and is submitting an application for the city's upcoming pilot program, the company confirmed to Axios on Thursday.
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Foxconn Industrial Internet stock rose 44%, conferring a market value of more than $61B in its Shanghai debut  —  - The Hon Hai unit surges by the 44% limit for debutantes  — Foxconn Industrial embodies Gou's longer term ambitions  —  Foxconn Industrial Internet Co. soared in its Shanghai debut …
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Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Rakuten to acquire Curbside, a startup whose app enables purchase pick up at local retailers without exiting their car, in cash for an undisclosed amount  —  Tokyo-headquartered Rakuten, Japan's answer to Amazon, is acquiring the Silicon Valley mobile ordering and pickup startup Curbside, the companies announced today.

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