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June 5, 2020, 12:05 PM

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Jonathan Easley / The Hill:
Twitter removes a video tribute to George Floyd posted by Trump's campaign, saying it received a complaint from a copyright owner of at least one image  —  Twitter on Thursday removed a video tribute to George Floyd posted by President Trump's reelection campaign, claiming it had run afoul …
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Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Amazon to license Slack for all employees, while Slack will use underlying tech from AWS's Chime video-calling service to improve its video and audio calls  —  - Slack will draw on the underlying technology for Amazon Web Services' Chime video-calling service to deliver better video calls for millions of Slack users.
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
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Tom Krisher / Associated Press:
IIHS study of 5K+ crashes: self-driving cars would have prevented only a third, those caused by “sensing and perceiving” errors and driver “incapacitation”  —  DETROIT (AP) — A new study says that while autonomous vehicle technology has great promise to reduce crashes …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Google researchers say hackers backed by China recently targeted the Biden campaign while Iran targeted the Trump campaign, but see “no signs of compromise”  —  Google security researchers say they've identified efforts by at least two nation state-backed hackers against the Trump and Biden presidential campaigns.
Reuters:
ByteDance shuts down TopBuzz, its AI-based news aggregator that is an overseas equivalent of its Chinese news app, Jinri Toutiao  —  BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - ByteDance, owner of the global hit short-video app TikTok, has shut down its artificial-intelligence-based news aggregator TopBuzz …
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Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
In a statement, Instagram says it does not provide users a copyright license to display images on other websites when using its embedding API  —  People may need to get permission before embedding someone else's Instagram photo.  —  Instagram does not provide users of its embedding API …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google details how it is using a variety of AI techniques to improve the translation quality for languages that don't have a copious amount of written text  —  Google says it's made progress toward improving translation quality for languages that don't have a copious amount of written text.
Helene Fouquet / Bloomberg:
France creates a €150M fund to protect home-grown tech startups from takeovers by foreign buyers, may increase it to €500M from early next year  —  - Finance Ministry sets aside up to 500 million euros for fund  — Distressed tech firms may become ‘prey’ for foreign bidders
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple will require temperature checks for employees returning to headquarters, offer COVID-19 testing, and limit the number of people in confined spaces  —  - Those returning to Apple Park will be offered nasal swab test  — Other changes: elevator limit, masks required, kitchens closed

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