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August 25, 2019, 7:05 AM

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Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Academics are still waiting to receive key data originally promised in 2018 from Facebook, which has declined to provide some of the data citing privacy fears  —  In 2018, Facebook announced a partnership to provide data to academics to “help people better understand the broader impact …
Freedom to Tinker:
Chrome team's idea for a new, but still cookie-based, anti-tracking standard is technically disingenuous and aimed at protecting Google's business interests  —  By Jonathan Mayer and Arvind Narayanan.  —  Blocking cookies is bad for privacy.  That's the new disingenuous argument from Google …
Matt Kim / IGN:
Riot Games has settled for an undisclosed sum a class action lawsuit alleging gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and retaliation for speaking out  —  The suit alleged targeted discrimination against women who worked at Riot.  —  Riot Games has settled the class action lawsuit …
Edgar Alvarez / Engadget:
A first look at the Disney+ app that Disney says will offer a heavily curated and personalized experience for users with a combination of human editors and AI  —  Disney isn't holding anything back at its D23 Expo.  The company kicked off the event on Thursday with a couple of major reveals …
Antonia Hitchens / Wired:
Profile of Carla Engelbrecht, the director of product innovation at Netflix, whose experiments with interactive kids programs were a precursor to Bandersnatch  —  EARLIER THIS YEAR, Carla Engelbrecht flew to Phoenix, sat on the couch in a stranger's living room, and observed the stranger watching …
Marlize van Romburgh / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Trump's tweets “ordering” US companies to start looking for an alternative to China rattle tech stocks, with Apple closing down 4.6%, Amazon 3.1%, and AMD 7.4%  —  Shares of Apple and Silicon Valley's semiconductor companies were pummeled on Friday as President Trump responded …
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
A look at the changing landscape of seed funding as more big VCs compete there, and pros and cons of raising a seed round led by a big VC vs a seed-focused fund  —  When every fund is a seed fund  —  When Mike Fitzsimmons went out to raise his seed round, he negotiated with all the usual suspects.
Brian Bergstein / MIT Technology Review:
Profile of Rodney Brooks, the Australian roboticist who in 1990 co-founded iRobot, which used to make robots for US army and is now popular for Roomba vacuums  —  The professor who got robots zipping through the world—and cleaning house—by challenging conventional wisdom in AI.

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