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July 11, 2020, 10:20 AM

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Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Amazon says it will not ask employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices, and an internal email asking them to delete the app was sent in error  —  The company confirms that an email was sent out in error earlier today  —  Amazon says that it will not ask employees to remove …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its network in the days leading up to the US election in November  —  Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November …
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Report: Apple is making thousands of semitransparent lenses for its AR headset at a Foxconn factory as part of engineering validation test stage of the product  —  Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset …
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Pupils and teachers question the new grading algorithm used by the IB Diploma Programme to predict student scores after it canceled in-person tests this spring  —  The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19.  The formula it used to “predict” scores puzzles students and teachers.
Sarah Emerson / OneZero :
Pinterest's moderation approach, which blocks content at the search query level, rather than removing it entirely, lets some objectionable content remain  —  The moderation oversight is a result of hiding rather than deleting illicit content  —  Pinterest, a website best known for inspiration boards …
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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Clubhouse is the latest social network to neglect moderation until it becomes a crisis and why its creators shouldn't treat trust and safety as an afterthought  —  The $100 million startup is learning the hard way that content moderation needs to come first  —  I.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Gartner and IDC see YoY growth in Q2 PC shipments, 2.8% and 11.2% respectively, with both firms seeing the gains as short-term, driven by work-from-home demands  —  After years of bad news, PC shipments saw growth in 2019, only to have the coronavirus pandemic cut the celebration short in Q1 2020.

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