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August 26, 2019, 12:15 AM

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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 …
Marlize van Romburgh / Silicon Valley Business Journal:
Trump's tweets “ordering” US companies to look for alternatives to China rattled tech stocks on Friday, 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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Pew study: smartphone users in emerging markets have more diverse social networks than those without smartphones  —  The latest study from Pew Research Center takes a look at the impact mobile technology, including the use of smartphones and social media, is having on the diversity of people's social network in emerging markets.
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 …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
A graphic look at a columnist's web activity during a typical workday shows how websites and tech firms track users via tracking scripts, unique IDs, and more  —  Earlier this year, an editor working on The Times's Privacy Project asked me whether I'd be interested in having all my digital activity tracked …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Tech Nation report: investments in UK tech startups hit a record $6.7B in the seven months of 2019, exceeding the total amount of investment in all of 2018  —  Foreign investment in UK tech startups booms but tech job openings take a dive.  —  The UK's tech sector has attracted $6.7bn …

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Smartsheet:
Strategies for shutting down SaaS sprawl  —  Managing a chaos of apps steals focus away from IT leaders who are increasingly helping to drive business.  Read the report.
TWiT.tv:
Protect Yourself from SIM Jacking  —  SIMjacker allows attackers to hijack any phone just by sending it an SMS message.  Steve Gibson explains how it works on the Security Now podcast.
Zoho:
Six ways to use shapes to create a compelling presentation in Zoho Show  —  Ideas come in all shapes and sizes—be it an extra fold to help your paper plane fly a few inches further, or an equation that changes …
AWS Startups:
How Daivergent Is Helping Autistic People with Careers in Tech  —  Founded in 2017 by Byron Dai and Rahul Mahida, Daivergent's platform connects AI companies with high-volume data needs to a remote workforce comprised of people with autism.
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:
Will Smith and Ang Lee are coming to Disrupt SF this October 2-4  —  We'll talk to Lee and Smith about what it was like working with these effects, and how else they could change the way movies get made.
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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