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November 11, 2019, 12:15 AM

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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
Axios:
Uber's CEO, in an interview covering Saudi funding, called Khashoggi's murder a “mistake” which the Saudis are taking “seriously”; he later expressed regret  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told “Axios on HBO” that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “a mistake” …
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.
Paris Martineau / Wired:
How Jersey City, one of the first municipalities to legalize Airbnb, passed strict short-term rent regulations despite a $4M+ Airbnb-funded opposition campaign  —  The company spent more than $4 million opposing new rules that crack down on short-term rentals, echoing its tactics in other cities.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Profile of Disney's Kevin Mayer, head of the company's streaming strategy and the Disney+ launch, who managed acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Fox  —  The veteran deal maker is getting a very public test as the executive launching Disney+, the company's new streaming service.
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 …

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