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August 19, 2018, 12:35 AM

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Politico:
Donald Trump criticizes social media companies for allegedly “discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices”, says “we won't let that happen”  —  President Donald Trump on Saturday took to Twitter to allege social media companies are discriminating …
Casey Newton / The Interface:
Reports indicate Sergey Brin only recently learned about Dragonfly, Google's censored search project for China, which may be further along than execs claim  —  On Thursday afternoon, a critical meeting at Google was derailed by a handful of tweets.  Employees who had been pressing top executives …
Adam Segal / Foreign Affairs:
How President Xi Jinping plans to turn China into a “cyber-superpower” that will dominate the web through domestic regulations, innovation, and foreign policy  —  For almost five decades, the United States has guided the growth of the Internet.  From its origins as a small Pentagon program …
Marcelo Rochabrun / Reuters:
Uber has provided 1B rides in the last four years in Brazil, its second largest market after US, and is profitable there according to the company execs  —  SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] plans to open a 250 million reais ($64 million) …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
A look at Facebook's plans to avert interference in the midterms, including putting people from various teams in a physical war room, a first for a US election  —  Is it enough?  —  Two weeks ago, on a hastily scheduled conference call with journalists, Facebook executives announced …
Cheddar:
Profile of ConsenSys, a Brooklyn-based blockchain startup incubator launched by Ethereum co-founder Joseph Lubin, that analysts estimate spends $100M+ per year  —  In a converted warehouse in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, dozens of ambitious developers are working to build blockchain applications …
Bloomberg:
Source: Amazon is working on a DVR that will record live TV, wirelessly connect to Fire TV boxes, and stream the video to smartphones  —  - Box would record live TV and stream that video to smartphones  — Device competes with offerings from TiVo, Dish's Slingbox

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