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June 5, 2020, 10:35 AM

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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.
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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.
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 …
Moxie Marlinspike / Signal Blog:
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 …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook will start blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying ads in the US this summer and is rolling out labels for ads and posts from those outlets  —  Facebook said Thursday it will begin blocking state-controlled media outlets from buying advertising in the U.S. this summer.
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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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.
Gerrit De Vynck / Bloomberg:
DuckDuckGo CEO: US federal and state authorities are asking detailed questions about how to limit Google's search business, as part of antitrust investigations  —  - Private search engine DuckDuckGo has spoken to states, feds  —  U.S. federal and state authorities are asking detailed questions …

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