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September 9, 2018, 10:30 PM

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Profile of Lina Khan, whose antitrust argument, which says Amazon has far too much power, is making waves in Washington by reframing decades of antitrust law  —  With a single scholarly article, Lina Khan, 29, has reframed decades of monopoly law.  —  The dead books are on the top floor of Southern Methodist University's law library.
Swapna Krishna / Engadget:
Many fitness- and health-tracking apps and devices, including Apple Health and Watch, don't take pregnancy, or any other health condition, into account  —  I'm not a super fit person.  I am considered a healthy weight, and I exercise simply because I enjoy eating and drinking whatever I want.
Matthew De Silva / Quartz:
Ripple's general counsel Brynly Llyr has left the company as it prepares for a class action lawsuit about whether its XRP cryptocurrency is a security or not  —  The general counsel of one of the world's leading cryptocurrency companies has departed her post.
Siva Vaidhyanathan / New York Times:
Facebook says it deleted 1.3B fake accounts in six months; most were disabled minutes after registration and are not counted as monthly active users  —  Sheryl Sandberg's testimony to Congress revealed that fraudulent pages are being created as fast as the social network can delete them.
Peter Holley / Washington Post:
Interviews with ER physicians in seven US cities reveal a spike in severe injuries due to electric scooters; Bird, Lime, and Spin say apps contain safety info  —  They have been pouring into emergency rooms around the nation all summer, their bodies bearing a blend of injuries …
Gregory Barber / Wired:
Researchers think we may be on the verge of breakthroughs in AI's comprehension of language similar to the AI image recognition breakthroughs of 2012  —  IN 2012, ARTIFICIAL intelligence researchers revealed a big improvement in computers' ability to recognize images by feeding …

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