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May 23, 2020, 5:45 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Trump is considering the establishment of a commission that would examine allegations of anticonservative bias and censorship on social media  —  Move is likely to draw pushback from tech companies; ACLU raises free-speech concerns  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump is considering establishing …
Seth Colaner / VentureBeat:
An overview of how governments around the world are using smartphone data, apps, drones, facial recognition, and AI to track COVID-19 and surveil citizens  —  Now that the world is in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, governments are quickly deploying their own cocktails of tracking methods.
Camilla Tominey / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson instructed officials to draw up plans to reduce Huawei's involvement in UK's 5G networks to zero by 2023, a reversal of a softer policy approach  —  The Prime Minister has instructed officials to draw up plans that would see China's involvement in the UK's 5G network reduced to zero
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Mozilla, Twitter, and a coalition that includes Facebook, Apple, and Google, call on Congress to protect search and browser data from warrantless access  —  A recent amendment to require the FBI to get a warrant to view browsing data failed by one vote.  —  A group of technology companies …
Eileen Yu / ZDNet:
Singapore mall operator CapitaLand to launch e-commerce and food delivery services on June 1 offering products and services of retailers from its 18 malls  —  Slated to launch June 1, the e-commerce and food delivery platforms aim to boost sales for retailers in malls operated by Singapore's real estate group CapitaLand.
George Avalos / Mercury News:
Facebook revises proposal for Willow Village, its 50+ acre development project in Menlo Park, to reduce square footage by 29%, from 1.75M to 1.25M square feet  —  Willow Village near Facebook's Menlo Park HQ undergoes sweeping changes for office space  —  MENLO PARK — Facebook …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Moves by Joe Rogan and others don't mean YouTube will get cut out of the podcast game, because creator success still relies upon discoverability on the platform  —  What does podcasting on YouTube look like without Rogan?  —  Joe Rogan is largely moving on from YouTube …

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