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August 5, 2019, 6:50 PM

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Matthew Prince / The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare CEO on why the company terminated DDoS protection service for 8chan: the site was “lawless and that lawlessness has caused multiple tragic deaths”  —  The mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio are horrific tragedies.  In the case of the El Paso shooting …
Aja Romano / Vox:
8chan struggles to stay up after Cloudflare quit servicing it; 8chan appears to have switched domain registrars to Epik, now hobbled by one of its own vendors  —  Protesters hold a rally against gun violence outside of New York Public Library in response to recent mass shootings in El Paso …
Robert Evans / bellingcat:
VICE:
Sources: on Google's internal forum, a memo viewed by 10,000+ alleges retaliation by managers for being pregnant and that things got worse when HR was contacted  —  The memo, titled “I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why," has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Adele Peters / Fast Company:
Google says that by 2020 all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral; by 2022, all Made by Google products will include recycled materials  —  The company announced today that by 2022, all “Made by Google” products will include recycled materials.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
As US-China trade tensions rise, shares of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook dropped between 3% and 5.2% today, losing a combined $162B in value  —  KEY POINTS  — Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook each lost more than 3% on Monday, wiping out over $160 billion in shareholder value.
Josh Horwitz / Reuters:
Chinese state media: Huawei is testing a ~$288 smartphone running its self-developed Hongmeng OS, which could go on sale later this year  —  SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is testing a smartphone equipped with Hongmeng, the company's self-developed operating system …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Watch Active 2 with a new bezel control, 40mm and 44mm sizes, and optional LTE, arriving Sept. 27 for $279+; ECG capability coming soon  —  Just six months after the first Watch Active, there's a new model in town  —  Earlier this year, Samsung released the Galaxy Watch Active …
Micah Lee / The Intercept:
A deep dive into the methods used to unmask confidential sources in seven Justice Department cases against US government whistleblowers  —  Government whistleblowers are increasingly being charged under laws such as the Espionage Act, but they aren't spies.
Joseph Bernstein / BuzzFeed News:
YouTube removes account of Soph, a girl who attracted 800K+ subs through racist and anti-Muslim videos, after uploading an anti-LGBTQ video alluding to violence  —  YouTube has removed the account of Soph, a 14-year-old girl who accumulated nearly a million followers through racist and anti-Muslim videos …
Ashlee Vance / Bloomberg:
Profile of Scale AI's 22-year-old CEO Alexandr Wang, whose startup, which uses 30,000 contractors and AI to analyze images, says it is now valued at $1B+  —  Behind every self-driving car or cashier-less Amazon Go convenience store sit thousands of humans whose job it is to train computers to see.

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