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July 20, 2020, 6:10 PM

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Jay Peters / The Verge:
Adobe says it has hired Marc Levoy, a top researcher who developed computational photography for Google's Pixel line, to help it make a universal camera app  —  Marc Levoy is now at Adobe  —  Marc Levoy, the researcher who used software to turn Google's Pixel camera into a powerhouse …
Popular Information:
Email shows Facebook execs mulling how to remove a fact check label, that FB determined to be well founded, after it was applied to a viral climate misinfo post  —  This is a special joint edition of Popular Information and HEATED, a climate newsletter by journalist Emily Atkin.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Sources: Microsoft plans to release Windows 10X for some single-screen devices in spring 2021, and dual-screen in spring 2022, with limited Win32 app support  —  Microsoft may change the cadence of its Windows 10 feature rollouts starting next year in order to help prioritize Windows 10X development.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Coinbase says that, in the wake of Twitter's hack on Wednesday, it prevented over 1,100 of its customers from sending 30.4 BTC, or ~$275K total, to the hackers  —  Crypto exchange Coinbase has said that it prevented little over 1,100 customers from sending bitcoin to Twitter hackers …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: China is considering retaliating against the Chinese operations of Nokia and Ericsson should EU members follow US and UK in banning Huawei's 5G tech  —  Chinese Commerce Ministry weighs export controls on Nokia and Ericsson China-made products  —  Beijing is considering retaliating …
David Jeans / Forbes:
Sources say ScaleFactor, which raised ~$100M to automate bookkeeping before blaming COVID-19 for its closure, used dozens of human accountants instead of AI  —  Kurt Rathmann told his big-name investors he had developed groundbreaking AI to do the books for small businesses.  In reality, humans did most of the work.

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