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May 24, 2020, 12:50 AM

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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
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
An internal build of Google Messages 6.2 shows end-to-end encryption could be coming soon to RCS messages  —  Today, the folks at APKMirror got ahold of an internal “dogfood” build of Google Messages version 6.2.  Here, “dogfood” is used in the sense of the phrase “eat your own dog food,” …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook's removal of coronavirus misinfo will make its hands-off approach to removing anti-vaccine advocacy harder to defend when we get a coronavirus vaccine  —  The social media platform is siding with scientists to stop the spread of harmful misinformation about the pandemic.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
JioMart rolls out its online grocery delivery service, including directly sourced farm produce, in dozens of cities in India, after a month of testing in Mumbai  —  The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become …
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 …

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