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August 12, 2019, 2:50 PM

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Steve Dent / Engadget:
Samsung has unveiled ISOCELL Bright HMX, a 108MP smartphone camera sensor developed in collaboration with Xiaomi, one of the largest ever at 1/1.33-inches  —  With the smartphone megapixel camera wars raging on, Samsung has fired a significant shot.  It unveiled a 108-megapixel smartphone …
New York Times:
How YouTube radicalized Brazil, diverting users to conspiracy and far-right channels, elevating Bolsonaro's party, and possibly creating a public health crisis  —  NITERÓI, Brazil — When Matheus Dominguez was 16, YouTube recommended a video that changed his life.
Wall Street Journal:
The FBI is seeking an early alerting tool that scans public data from social media to monitor threats to the US, which may violate Facebook and Twitter policies  —  Agency solicits vendor proposals to collect data from Facebook, other social media to head off safety threats
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Twitch reverts Tyler “Ninja” Blevins' channel to offline mode after he calls Twitch out for using it to promote other streamers, including a porn broadcast  —  Ninja (aka Tyler Blevins) has largely avoided any bad blood between him and Twitch following his jump to Mixer, but that apparently didn't last long.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
ByteDance launches Toutiao Search, a mobile-optimized search engine in China that shows only censored search results, setting it up as a competitor to Baidu  —  ByteDance has taken another step into search with the launch of a new search portal today.  Called Toutiao Search …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Light Field Lab raises $28M Series A with Samsung Ventures, Comcast, and others investing, to start building modular holographic displays for commercial venues  —  Holographic display startup Light Field Lab has raised a $28 million Series A round of funding led by Bosch Venture Capital and Taiwania Capital.
Robert Frank / CNBC:
Wheels Up, a subscription-based private aviation company that wants to be the Airbnb of private aviation, raises $128M Series D at a valuation of $1.1B  —  KEY POINTS  — Wheels Up, the private aviation start-up that counts Tom Brady and Serena Williams as members, says it completed …
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