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July 26, 2018, 1:35 PM

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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
In a test conducted by the ACLU, Amazon's Rekognition facial recognition tech erroneously matched 28 members of Congress, 6 of them black, to criminal mugshots  —  ACLU: “And running the entire test cost us $12.33—less than a large pizza."  —  The American Civil Liberties Union …
Reuters:
Qualcomm says it will drop its $44B offer and pay a $2B breakup fee to NXP as the deadline passed with no approval from China  —  SAN FRANCISCO/BEIJING (Reuters) - The deadline for Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) to buy NXP Semiconductors (NXPI.O) passed at midnight U.S. eastern time without any word …
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Andrew Martonik / Android Central:
Samsung announces it is developing flexible OLED display certified as “unbreakable” by Underwriters Laboratories, that survived 26 4-foot drops  —  This is the direction the industry is heading.  —  Samsung Display has announced that it has developed a truly “unbreakable” …
Jon Levine / The Wrap:
Twitter CEO addresses claims about some Republican leaders not appearing in search auto-suggestions, points to a thread that offers explanation and vows changes  —  The latest allegations of shadow banning on the platform were sparked by a Vice News report  —  Twitter has hit …
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Windows Experience Blog:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 test build with Flashlight, to let VR users look at their physical environment, and a predictive model for starting device updates  —  Hello Windows Insiders!  —  Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17723 (RS5) to Windows Insiders …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook closed at $217.50 on Wednesday, near the record high, and opened at $174.89 on Thursday, erasing more than $100B in a market cap value overnight  —  Facebook's share price fell over 20 percent in after-hours trading today after the company announced its slowest-ever user growth rate …
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Steve Dent / Engadget:
Spotify adds 8M paid subscribers in Q2, up 40% YoY, for a total of 83M subscribers and 180M MAUs, with revenue of €1.27B, up 26% YoY, and operating loss of €90M  —  For its second ever earnings report, Spotify said it now has 83 million paid subscribers, up 8 million …
Bloomberg:
A look at how Google treats its contract workers, some of whom write code, recruit staff, and manage teams, yet don't have access to the firm's celebrated perks  —  About half of Google's workers are contractors who don't receive the same benefits as direct employees
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Scandit raises $30M Series B led by GV to bring AR and computer vision to mobile barcode scanning for enterprises  —  Scandit, a Swiss barcode scanning platform for mobile enterprise apps, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding led by Alphabet's venture capital (VC) arm GV.
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New York Times:
Sources: Robert Mueller wants to question Donald Trump over tweets about Sessions and Comey as part of an obstruction of justice inquiry  —  WASHINGTON — For years, President Trump has used Twitter as his go-to public relations weapon, mounting a barrage of attacks on celebrities …

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