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August 10, 2019, 4:30 AM

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Brian Fung / CNN:
Sources: Trump's draft executive order calls for new FCC regulations narrowing CDA Section 230 protections for social media platforms when they suppress content  —  Washington (CNN Business)A draft executive order from the White House could put the Federal Communications Commission in charge …
Ina Fried / Axios:
AMD CEO talks about plans to quickly ramp up production of EPYC server chips, launched this week, and sustaining the advantage created by Intel's stumbles  —  With Intel struggling to get to the next generation of chipmaking technology, AMD has an opportunity to gain some ground on its longtime rival.
Uber:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher finds hundreds of exposed AWS EBS snapshots leaking sensitive customer data, like VPN configurations, passwords, and in some cases government data  —  How safe are your secrets?  If you used Amazon's Elastic Block Storage snapshots, you might want to check your settings.
Jane Manchun Wong:
Twitter's web app code suggests that the company is working on a search feature for Direct Messages  —  As Twitter users, we often have to scroll through the numerous Direct Messages just to find the past conversations we want to recall.  The older the message, the longer it takes to scroll, up to minutes if you are lucky.
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Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
8chan users who are migrating to 08chan, an unofficial site hosted on ZeroNet, inadvertently lose anonymity because the P2P network exposes users' IP address  —  An unofficial new version of the hate-filled forum isn't as anonymous as its users might hope.  —  Refugees from the anonymous 8chan forum …
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Discord to launch Go Live feature, which allows users to stream their gameplay to up to 10 of their friends, for its desktop app on August 15  —  With Go Live, you'll be able to stream yourself playing a game to up to 10 friends  —  Discord will launch a feature called Go Live for its desktop application on August 15th.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: WH explored ways to predict mass shootings by scanning social media posts, at a meeting with Facebook, Twitter, and others, who raised privacy concerns  —  Top officials in the Trump administration expressed interest in tools that might anticipate mass shootings or predict attackers …
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Sources: Goldman Sachs is approving Apple Card applications for some users with low credit scores as Apple wants as many of its customers as possible approved  —  KEY POINTS  — Goldman, which is in charge of deciding who gets the Apple Card, is accepting some applications from users …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
11 current and past YouTube moderators say popular creators like Logan Paul often get special treatment in the form of looser interpretations of guidelines  —  Moderators describe a chaotic workplace where exceptions for lucrative influencers are the norm.  —  SAN FRANCISCO …
Bloomberg:
Sources: White House holds off a decision on licenses for US companies to restart sales to Huawei after Beijing said it was halting purchases of US farm goods  —  The White House is holding off on a decision about licenses for U.S. companies to restart business with Huawei Technologies Co …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Huawei unveils HarmonyOS, a microkernel-based, distributed OS, which Huawei says is an alternative to Android in case it can no longer use Google's OS  —  Huawei's long-rumored Android alternative, Hongmeng, is finally official.  At today's Huawei Developer Conference …

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