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August 20, 2018, 4:15 AM

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Ian Sherr / CNET:
Jack Dorsey tries to explain why Twitter ignored rules violations by Infowars for so long, says company waited for others to report violations before acting  —  Two weeks ago, Apple, Facebook, YouTube and others kicked the harassing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars site off their services.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Arm unveiled its CPU IP roadmap through 2020 for chips that it hopes will successfully compete with Intel Core CPUs in laptops  —  Today's announcement is an oddball one for Arm as we see the first-ever public forward looking CPU IP roadmap detailing performance and power projections for the next two generations through to 2020.
Mehreen Khan / Financial Times:
Source: EU is drafting regulations to impose fines on social media platforms if they do not remove material flagged as terrorist content within an hour  —  Brussels plans to force companies including Facebook, YouTube and Twitter to identify and delete online terrorist propaganda and extremist violence or face the threat of fines.
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 …
Danny Gold / Wired:
How small startup Hala built Sentry, a social media warning system deployed in Syria using humans and remote sensors to predict when and where bombs may fall  —  The Bashar al-Assad regime's indiscriminate air strikes have terrorized civilians for years.  Now a small band of activist-entrepreneurs …
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 …

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