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November 10, 2019, 10:05 PM

Top News

Bloomberg:
NY regulator launches a probe into Goldman Sachs after a viral tweet alleges gender discrimination in the Apple Card's algorithms when determining credit limits  —  - Tech entrepreneur alleged inherent bias in algorithms for card  — The card is part of Goldman's new main street business lines
Kaitlyn Tiffany / The Atlantic:
A look at the rise of “personal CRM” startups that want to help people manage their relationships the way businesses manage sales leads using CRM software  —  A slew of new start-ups want to help people manage their relationships the way they would sales leads.
New York Times:
In a letter, WhatsApp says 121 users in India were targeted with NSO spyware; 22 of the alleged targets were activists, journalists, and civil rights lawyers  —  Recent revelations in India show that the threat from the company's spyware to activists and journalists isn't limited to autocratic regimes.
New York Times:
Tech companies have been failing to deal with child abuse images for years, and they still don't have a common standard for identifying illegal video content  —  How PhotoDNA Works  —  The uploaded image — in this instance a photograph of Dr. Farid — is turned into a square and colors are removed …
Campbell Kwan / ZDNet:
Alipay and WeChat Pay now allow foreign visitors to link international credit cards to make mobile payments in mainland China  —  It has partnered up with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Global Network, and JCB to allow foreign visitors to link their credit cards to WeChat Pay.
Adrienne So / Wired:
Instagram to test hiding Like counts in the US starting next week, following similar tests in Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand  —  Hiding like counts is just the latest step in Instagram's quest to become the safest place on the internet.
Queenie Wong / CNET:
Facebook issues an apology after an anonymous Medium post alleged an ongoing culture of racism at the company against black, Latinx, and Asian employees  —  The social media company has been accused of empowering “racism against its employees of color.”  —  Facebook apologized Friday …
Li Tao / South China Morning Post:
Inside Huawei's response to the US trade ban, as the Chinese company remains the world's top telecom equipment supplier 180 days after being put on a blacklist  —  Strategies that include a sharper focus on its home market have helped Huawei stabilise the ship through the trade ban Huawei …
Yitsing Wang / BBC:
A look at Tree Hole Rescue, which uses AI to detect suicidal messages on Weibo, and has rescued ~700 people who attempted suicide in China in the last 18 months  —  Li Fan, a 21-year-old student, attempted suicide after posting a brief message on the Chinese Twitter-like platform Weibo just after Valentine's Day.
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