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February 17, 2020, 8:25 AM

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Hunter Walk:
Tech leaders should stop glib comments on media and acting like underdogs, and tech media should stop “Red Teaming” tech, overusing anonymity, and passing blame  —  Lots of mutual bad faith.  Reporters I respect indulging themselves in screenshotting and quote dunking tech folks, performative for their tribe.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
UK's Met Office says it will spend £1.2B to acquire the world's most powerful climate supercomputer, capable of forecasting for an area just 1,000 meters across  —  The UK's weather service, the Met Office, will spend £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) to acquire the world's …
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
Google's Project Zero explains how the practice of altering the Android kernel by phone vendors like Samsung lessens security by adding attack surface  —  Google Project Zero scolds Samsung and other vendors for adding features that undermine Android security.
Reuters:
At the Munich Security Conference, Zuckerberg says harmful content should be regulated with a system somewhere between existing frameworks for telcos and media  —  MUNICH (Reuters) - Online content should be regulated with a system somewhere between the existing rules used for the telecoms …
Chris Stokel-Walker / WIRED UK:
Former BBC execs and sources detail Project Kangaroo, BBC's 2007 attempt to create a Netflix-like service which was blocked by UK's Competition Commission  —  Insiders reveal just how close the BBC came to launching a credible Netflix competitor - only to have the door slammed in its face
Annie Musgrove / Tech.eu:
London-based Unmind, a workplace mental health platform that companies can provide as an employee benefit, raises $10M Series A  —  Unmind, a London-based mental health platform for the workplace, has raised a $10 million Series A round led by Berlin-based Project A, with the support of existing investor Felix Capital.
Avanish Tiwary / KrASIA:
How tech companies are partnering with millions of mom-and-pop “kirana” stores in India for services like last mile delivery, digital transactions, and more  —  On a Tuesday morning in January, 24-year-old Mumbai resident Amol Patil, who runs a small neighborhood store …
Cyrus Farivar / NBC News:
Interviews with 40 police departments in eight states that partnered with Ring for at least three months show there is little evidence that Ring reduces crime  —  Hundreds of police departments have signed agreements with Ring to gain access to footage filmed on home surveillance cameras

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