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September 3, 2018, 11:25 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Source: Jack Dorsey weighed in on Twitter content decisions, overruling staff to keep Alex Jones and reinstate Richard Spencer's account; Twitter refutes story  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has personally weighed in on high-profile decisions, frustrating some employees
Rebecca Hill / The Register:
Communiqué from Five Eyes nations tells tech industry to make accommodations on encryption, or legislative or enforcement actions may be taken for lawful access  —  Five Eyes to tech: We have ways of making you comply  —  The Five Eyes nations have told the tech industry …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Google releases Content Safety API, an AI-powered tool to identify online child sexual abuse material and reduce human reviewers' exposure to the content  —  Google has today announced new artificial intelligence (AI) technology designed to help identify online child sexual abuse material …
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
BT, TalkTalk, BBC, Sky, ITV, and Channel 4 call for UK government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of the content carried over social networks  —  The heads of Britain's largest media and telecoms companies have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight …
Julie Creswell / New York Times:
How Amazon has set its sights on the $88B online ad market, as companies like Verizon, AT&T, and Geico ramp up ad buys, despite not selling directly on Amazon  —  Verizon doesn't sell its mobile phones or wireless plans over Amazon.  Nor does it offer Fios, its high-speed internet service.
New York Times:
In lawsuits against Israeli hacking tools maker NSO Group, which claims to not spy with its tools, court docs allegedly show it snooping on calls to close sales  —  The rulers of the United Arab Emirates had been using Israeli spyware for more than a year, secretly turning the smartphones …

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