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August 5, 2018, 6:40 PM

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Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
TSMC says a virus infected its fabrication tools on Friday night and shut down several factories, some of which won't restart at least until Sunday  —  - Some factories back to normal, rest in another day, TSMC says  — Virus that struck Friday night ‘was not caused by hacker’
Reuters:
Sources: UK's GCHQ questioned security of Huawei's equipment in part because it uses US-based Wind River's VxWorks OS, which will stop receiving patches in 2020  —  LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL] is facing increased scrutiny in Britain because it is using …
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Washington Post:
Facebook's increased scrutiny of ads targeting ethnic groups is delaying the approval of political ads for Hispanics and Spanish-speaking audiences  —  Political strategists say recent moves by Facebook to secure its powerful advertising engine are hampering their ability to communicate …
BBC:
Venezuelan officials: drones carrying explosives went off as President Maduro was giving a live televised speech; he's unharmed, but seven soldiers were injured  —  Venezuelan officials say explosive drones went off as President Nicolás Maduro was giving a live televised speech in Caracas, but he is unharmed.
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
Ofcom: in UK, 78% of all adults own a smartphone, which they check on average every 12 minutes during the day; total volume of calls made fell by 1.7% in 2017  —  The number of voice calls made on mobile phones in the UK fell for the first time ever in 2017 - despite the fact we seem hooked on our devices.
South China Morning Post:
Profile of Jane Sun, CEO of Ctrip, a Nasdaq-listed Chinese online travel firm valued at $23B, on gender inequality and fighting internet platforms like Meituan  —  Ability to attract top talent seen as mission critical for specialist companies like Ctrip, which are facing increasing competition …

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