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May 25, 2020, 5:15 PM

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Mark Scott / Politico:
With GDPR's two-year anniversary today, the Irish Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, amid doubts about the agency's enforcement ability  —  Ireland's Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, and act soon.  —  Facebook's European headquarters in Dublin.
Ryan Broderick / BuzzFeed News:
An in-depth look at the baseless conspiracies attempting to turn Bill Gates into the pandemic's villain, widely shared on Facebook and YouTube  —  After months of conspiracy-mongering, people around the world are demanding Gates be arrested for crimes against humanity.  Here's how things got so bad.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google says ~70% of all serious security bugs in Chrome, largely written in C/C++, are memory safety flaws, after analyzing 912 security bugs fixed since 2015  —  Google software engineers are looking into ways of eliminating memory management-related bugs from Chrome.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer scientist Ben Shneiderman argues against the move towards full robotic automation, saying such moves absolve humans of ethical responsibilities  —  A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous.  His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Thailand's largest cell network, AIS, has pulled a database offline that was leaking billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users  —  Thailand's largest cell network AIS has pulled a database offline that was spilling billions of real-time internet records on millions of Thai internet users.
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