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June 27, 2019, 9:55 AM

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Alexis C. Madrigal / The Atlantic:
Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook is trying a new approach to limit the distribution of deepfakes, argues that the definition is too broad and needs to be scoped  —  Mark Zuckerberg signaled today that Facebook might be taking a different approach to so-called deepfakes, synthetic videos created through …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Mark Zuckerberg says weak US response to 2016 Russian election interference sent a signal to the world, and similar activity has increased from Iran and others  —  KEY POINTS  — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the U.S.'s weak response to 2016 Russian election interference has inspired …
Christine Fisher / Engadget:
YouTube gives users a “don't recommend channel” option and a way to pick topics of interest for videos showing in Up Next or homepage, now on iOS and Android  —  No matter how advanced algorithms get, none will understand your YouTube viewing preferences better than you.
Bloomberg:
Author credits on research papers reveal that several Huawei employees have collaborated on research projects with Chinese armed forces personnel  —  - Huawei says research was not authorized by the company  — Employees collaborated on AI and communications with military
James Vincent / The Verge:
EU expert panel recommends that EU should ban AI-based social credit scoring and limit mass surveillance  —  New recommendations have also been criticized as lacking enforceability  —  A group of policy experts assembled by the EU has recommended that it ban the use of AI for mass surveillance and mass …
Zoe Schiffer / INSIDER:
Report: ecommerce startup Brandless has hired John Rittenhouse as CEO after Tina Sharkey resigned in March amid tensions with SoftBank, which has a 40% stake  —  - In March, Tina Sharkey stepped down as CEO of Brandless, the direct-to-consumer retailer of “unbranded” household items.
Polina Marinova / Fortune:
A profile of Jeff Jordan, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz, who became a VC in his fifties and invested early in Airbnb, Instacart, and Pinterest  —  How Jeff Jordan is applying what he learned during his time at Disney, eBay, and OpenTable to help founders at Airbnb, Pinterest, and Instacart.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Twitch launches beta of Subscriber Streams, which will let Twitch streamers who are Twitch Affiliates or Twitch Partners offer subscriber-only streams  —  A potentially useful tool for big events  —  Twitch is giving its well-behaved streamers a chance to offer a new …
Daisuke Wakabayashi / New York Times:
Google, UChicago, and its medical center sued in a lawsuit accusing the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of identifiable patient records with Google  —  SAN FRANCISCO — When the University of Chicago Medical Center announced a partnership to share patient data with Google in 2017 …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
ARM confirms that its lead CPU and system architect, Mike Filippo, has joined Apple; Filippo's LinkedIn says he began work in May out of Austin, Texas  —  Multiple reports have indicated that Apple plans to transition to its own ARM-based processors in Macs starting as early as 2020 …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Less than a week after ransomware victim Riviera City paid ~$600K, another Florida town, Lake City, votes to pay ~$500K in BTC to ransomware hackers  —  Lake City officials give in and agree to pay nearly $500,000 to ransomware gang.  —  Less than a week after a first Florida city agreed …

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