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August 19, 2018, 5:55 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 …
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 …
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) …
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 …
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 …
John R. Quain / New York Times:
Behind the auto industry's quest to replace the aging CAN standard with a new in-vehicle networking standard for transmitting data from autonomous car sensors  —  Cars need to get faster — not on the road, but on the inside.  —  Speed has always been part of the mystique of the automotive business.
Richard Gao / Android Police:
Snapchat releases Alpha version of redesigned UI for Android with primary focus on performance, can be enabled on devices with root access  —  Back in November of last year, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that a new Android app was being built from the ground up.

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