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February 17, 2020, 2:25 PM

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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
As the EU debates new rules for its digital economy, including AI regulations, Sundar Pichai, Mark Zuckerberg, and others head to Brussels to meet key lawmakers  —  Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Google's Sundar Pichai have journeyed to Brussels as the European Union drafts regulation for A.I. and the digital economy.
Financial Times:
After meeting Zuckerberg on Facebook's proposal for harmful content regulation, commissioner overseeing EU data strategy calls it “not enough” and “too slow”  —  ‘Not enough’, says Thierry Breton, the EU's digital strategy official  —  The EU immediately rejected …
Reuters:
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 …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Several US agencies jointly share details on a North Korean hacking campaign, as US-provided attribution for nation state-led cyber attacks becomes more common  —  Malicious wares are used in attacks to steal money and conduct other illegal activities.  —  The US Pentagon, the FBI …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Google says it is ending its Google Station program in India and other countries, where it provided free Wi-Fi in railway stations, as mobile data prices drop  —  Google said on Monday that it is winding down its Station program, through which it rolled out free Wi-Fi in more than 400 railway stations …
Susan Fowler / TIME:
In a book excerpt, Susan Fowler discusses the nightmare she went through after her Uber essay: being followed, people digging through her past, anxiety, more  —  Susan Fowler is the author of Whistleblower: My Journey to Silicon Valley and Fight for Justice at Uber.
Katie Notopoulos / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook allowing sponsored content for political campaigns with little oversight further muddies the waters, as #sponsored labels are often difficult to spot  —  This week, Instagram meme accounts like @fuckjerry and @tank.sinatra posted sponsored ads for former New York mayor Michael …
FinSMEs:
UrbanFootprint, which provides cloud-based urban planning software to cities and companies, raises $11.5M Series A  —  UrbanFootprint, a Berkeley, Calif.-based location intelligence and urban planning software platform provider, raised $11.5m in Series A funding.
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.

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