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December 2, 2019, 2:30 PM

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Steve Satterfield / About Facebook:
Facebook unveils photo transfer tool, letting users transfer their photos and videos directly to other services starting with Google Photos, in Ireland  —  At Facebook, we believe that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another.
Charles Riley / CNN:
EU antitrust regulator launches preliminary investigations into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use, and monetize data for advertising purposes  —  London (CNN Business)Europe's top antitrust regulator is probing how Google and Facebook use data, putting the companies' huge advertising businesses in the spotlight once again.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon debuts a medical speech transcription tool that works without human intervention and does not require explicit punctuation by users, like saying “comma”  —  Amazon is expanding its automatic transcription service for AWS, Amazon Transcribe, to include support for medical speech …
Wired:
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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
T-Mobile debuts 5G across the US in 600MHz spectrum, which travels further than mmWave but has lower max data speeds; Samsung, OnePlus debuting 5G phones Friday  —  Samsung and OnePlus phones will launch on Friday  —  T-Mobile has flipped the switch on its 5G network …
Financial Times:
Leaked documents show how China is trying to shape global standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and vehicle surveillance tech via UN's ITU  —  Chinese technology companies are shaping new facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, according to leaked documents obtained …
Nick Rigillo / Bloomberg:
Denmark-based Astralis, the world's top Counter-Strike team, plans a December 9 IPO on Nasdaq Nordic's Copenhagen exchange for SMBs, hopes to raise $18M-22M  —  - Denmark's Astralis team plans to go public on December 9  — Esports industry is growing fast and is now worth $1.1 billion
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Annalee Newitz / New York Times:
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Q&A with Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's stance on political ads, hate speech, conspiracy theories, and if it should be responsible for the content it recommends  —  YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice, but the site's open platform has opened the door to hate.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
YouTube updates guidelines, easing restrictions on simulated violence in gaming content as long as violent or gory imagery is not the sole focus of a video  —  YouTube announced a change to its content guidelines that will be more permissive in allowing depictions of violence in video-game content …

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