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July 26, 2020, 10:20 PM

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Ian Tucker / The Guardian:
Q&A with Yaël Eisenstat, who was briefly hired as Facebook's global head of elections integrity in 2018 and, she says, intentionally sidelined from the start  —  The ex-CIA officer on why she lasted only six months at the tech giant and her fears about its role in the forthcoming US election
Associated Press:
Trump is running Facebook ads accusing Twitter and Snapchat of election interference, while Biden's Facebook ads accuse Facebook of posing a threat to democracy  —  This photo combo of images shows, clockwise, from upper left: President Donald Trump speaking during a news conference …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
A Garmin employee confirms that the company's servers were hit by WastedLocker, a ransomware variant developed by Russia-based cybercriminal group Evil Corp  —  07/24/20 Update below.  This article was originally published on July 23rd, 2020.  It has been updated to reflect that BleepingComputer …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The debate over TikTok is a chance to come up with a thoughtful model to regulate big tech companies, whether they're based in China, Copenhagen, or California  —  There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.
Scott Galloway / No Mercy/No Malice:
Some ideas for questions and visual aids that House antitrust subcommittee members can use when questioning the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google  —  The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are scheduled to testify in front of the US House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.
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Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU watchdogs warn that there is no grace period after Schrems II ruling and transfers of personal data from EU to US relying on Privacy Shield are now illegal  —  European data watchdogs have issued updated guidance in the wake of last week's landmark ruling striking down a flagship transatlantic …
Brian Merchant / OneZero :
Q&A with Tim Maughan, the sci-fi writer whose dystopian visions of AR-powered surveillance capitalism now seem to be turning into reality with uncanny accuracy  —  A Q+A with the novelist Tim Maughan, whose disturbing future predictions have had an unfortunate habit of coming true

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