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August 17, 2020, 2:05 PM

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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 …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Robinhood says it raised $200M Series G from D1 Capital Partners, valuing it at $11.2B, up from a $8.6B valuation it received after last month's $320M raise  —  The popular stock trading app Robinhood announced on Monday that it raised a $200 million Series G funding round from a new investor, D1 Capital Partners.
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:
US says it 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 …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple expands its independent repair shop program to Macs, after it debuted last year for iPhones only  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday it had expanded a program that provides parts and training to independent repair shops to cover its Mac computers.
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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