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June 5, 2020, 4:00 PM

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@alexisohanian:
[Thread] Alexis Ohanian resigns from the Reddit board, urges company to fill his seat with a black candidate, pledges $1M to Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp  —  I co-founded @reddit 15 years ago to help people find community and a sense of belonging. It is long overdue to do the right thing. I'm doing this for me, for my family, and for my country.
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 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower and Apptopia say Twitter broke US and worldwide single-day download records this week with 600K+ downloads and 40M US DAUs on Thursday  —  Civil unrest due to the nationwide George Floyd protests drove Twitter to see a record number of new installs this week …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple launches the Password Manager Resources project on Github, to make it easier for developers of password manager apps to create strong passwords  —  Apple has announced today that it is launching an open source project designed for developers of password managers.
Lindsay Clark / The Register:
UK government publishes the contracts National Health Service signed with Microsoft, Google, Faculty, and Palantir to create a COVID-19 datastore  —  Questions linger over involvement of biz linked to Dominic Cummings and Vote Leave campaign  —  UK government has published the contracts …
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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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.
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 …

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