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July 29, 2018, 7:30 PM

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Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
A deep look at Mueller's mid-July indictment of Russia's GRU officers and how they hacked the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and DCCC before the 2016 election  —  Latest Mueller indictment offers excruciating details to confirm known election pwnage.  —  In a press briefing just two weeks ago …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook and YouTube, with rules like the “three strikes policy” that assume good faith users, are unprepared for actors like Infowars that exploit loopholes  —  Facebook and YouTube never anticipated a site like Infowars  —  Two weeks ago, CNN's Oliver Darcy put a question …
Bloomberg:
Sources: ARM has agreed to acquire US-based data analytics company Treasure Data for about $600M  —  - Treasure Data may fetch about $600 million in a sale  — Products are used by auto, retail and entertainment firms  —  ARM Holdings Plc, the British computer-chip designer owned …
Sean Hollister / CNET:
Amazon disputes results of ACLU's test of its Rekognition tool and says it's reasonable for government to weigh in on how police use facial recognition tech  —  When Amazon's controversial facial recognition system mistakenly matched 28 members of Congress with criminal mugshots, it caused quite a stir.
Oscar Schwartz / The Guardian:
AI coverage has been misinformed and sensationalized for decades, leading to unrealistic expectations and distracting from the actual consequences of AI  —  Social media has allowed self-proclaimed ‘AI influencers’ who do nothing more than paraphrase Elon Musk to cash in on this hype with low-quality, pieces.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Imperva, a provider of cloud and on-premises cybersecurity software, to acquire DevOps security company Prevoty for $140M in cash  —  The deal is intended to improve enterprise app security on-premise and in the cloud.  —  Imperva has announced the acquisition of Prevoty in a deal worth $140 million.
Zach Dorfman / Politico:
Wall Street Journal:
To outsmart Amazon's product-ranking system, some sellers are turning to click farms, reviewers-for-hire, and even paying off Amazon workers for information  —  The digital giant battles click farms, reviewers-for-hire and other scams as merchants try to outsmart its product-ranking system.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it will begin suspending commenting rights of users who repeatedly post abusive comments on Periscope live streams starting August 10  —  As part of Twitter's attempted crackdown on abusive behavior across its network, the company announced on Friday afternoon a new policy facing …
Daniel Funke / Poynter:
After Facebook removed 196 pages and 87 accounts for policy violations in Brazil, far-right activists are harassing fact checkers not involved with the removals  —  Facebook is ramping up its efforts to cut down on misinformation ahead of Brazil's election this fall — and a right-wing movement is protesting.
Reuters:
To drive sales, retailers like Target, Walmart, and Tesco are increasingly selling ads and search keywords on their websites to consumer goods companies  —  BERLIN/CHICAGO (Reuters) - People with hay fever hate dust.  That was the premise of a marketing drive launched by British vacuum cleaner maker Dyson …

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