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July 8, 2019, 5:10 PM

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Instagram:
Instagram is rolling out warnings to users about to post an offensive comment, starts testing Restrict, an option to block abusive users without notifying them  —  Our mission is to connect you with the people and things you love, which only works if people feel comfortable expressing themselves on Instagram.
Katy Steinmetz / TIME:
Interview with Instagram's Adam Mosseri about using AI to deal with bullying on the platform, reassessing its core incentives, breaking up big tech, and more  —  Ethan Cohen tried to laugh off his first experience with bullying on Instagram.  Like many kids his age, the Raleigh, N.C. …
BBC:
UK's ICO fines British Airways a record £183M fine for the data breach in 2018 that affected ~500K customers  —  British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.  —  The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” …
Angel Au-Yeung / Forbes:
Sources describe a toxic work environment at Bumble co-founder Andrey Andreev's other dating app, Badoo, which has 60M users and shares London HQ with Bumble  —  Even for an afternoon business meeting, Andrey Andreev, the world's top online dating tycoon, dresses like he's headed to a nightclub …
Bloomberg:
Sources detail how Facebook tracked and fought hoaxes about itself using a tool called Stormchaser; Facebook says it stopped using the tool in mid-2018  —  Polling data and secretive projects - ‘Stormchaser’ and 'Night's Watch' - helped the social media giant track public sentiment, and respond to it
Oliver Darcy / CNN:
Sources: White House has not invited Facebook and Twitter to attend its “social media summit”, to be held on Thursday  —  (CNN)The White House has not extended invitations to Facebook and Twitter to attend its social media summit on Thursday, people familiar with the matter said.
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
FBI and ICE have access to 641M photos including driver's license photos from 21 states for facial recognition searches, internal docs and GAO report show  —  A cache of records shared with The Washington Post reveals that agents are scanning millions of Americans' faces without their knowledge or consent.
AnandTech:
AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen 3700X and 3900X CPU review: best performance for Office and web scenarios with heavy multithreading, lag behind Intel for gaming performance  —  It's the review we've all been waiting for.  Since December last year - and particularly since CES - AMD has been teasing us …
Reuters:
After Tokyo abruptly tightened export controls to South Korea, chipmakers like Samsung and SK Hynix are struggling to find necessary supplies elsewhere  —  Ju-min Park, Makiko Yamazaki  —  SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korean chipmakers and Japanese chemical suppliers caught in the midst …

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Smartsheet:
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TWiT.tv:
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Zoho:
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AWS Startups:
Shaping Your Startup Culture to Thrive  —  Our panel of experts at our AWS Loft in New York, including folks from Buzzfeed, Enigma, and Value Culture, discuss why culture is vital to any startup that wants to survive past its early days.
Google Fi:
Google Fi - a phone plan, by Google  —  We felt that most phone plans just weren't made with you in mind.  So that's why we built Google Fi with features that real people actually want.  Click to learn more.
TechCrunch Disrupt SF:
Patrick Brown, the chief executive of Impossible Foods, is coming to Disrupt  —  Impossible Foods is having quite the year.  In the past seven months, the company has signed a nationwide deal with Burger King …
Intel:
Here's how Intel is powering breakthrough research in astronomy, medicine, AI and beyond  —  Fastest supercomputer in academia - Frontera, is based on 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors.

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