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August 17, 2020, 10:00 AM

Top News

Jamie Smyth / Financial Times:
Google warns Australians that a plan to make it pay for news content threatens privacy, free Search and YouTube; Australia says the open letter contains misinfo  —  Internet group has also paused licensing deals with outlets due to proposed regulation  —  Google has warned …
Steve Dent / Engadget:
ZTE says it will unveil Axon 20 5G, the first “mass-produced” smartphone with an under-display camera, on September 1; leak hints at a 6.92" display and more  —  ZTE has announced that it will release the first “mass-produced” smartphone with an under-display selfie camera, with the launch set for September 1st.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
Sources: US will further tighten restrictions on Huawei's access to semiconductors and add its affiliates in 21 countries to the government's economic blacklist  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is set to announce on Monday it will further tighten restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co …
Steve Yegge:
An ex-Googler who wrote a searing critique decrying Google's lack of innovation lambasts Google's approach to deprecation of its Cloud APIs  —  God dammit, I didn't want to blog again.  I have so much stuff to do.  Blogging takes time and energy and creativity that I could be putting to good use …
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Black employees at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative say Zuckerberg's philanthropy efforts are stymied by blind spots around race and a desire to appear bipartisan  —  Black employees at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, his $80 billion philanthropic corporation, say his efforts are stymied …
Mark Townsend / The Guardian:
UK-based counter-extremist group, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, says Facebook's algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content  —  Facebook's algorithm “actively promotes” Holocaust denial content according to an analysis that will increase pressure on the social media giant …

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