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August 30, 2020, 1:35 PM

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Coco Liu / Nikkei Asian Review:
China updates its export control list, adding AI tech including “personalized content recommendations based on data analysis”, which may affect TikTok US sale  —  Popular video app's powerful algorithm likely to face ‘dual-use’ restrictions  —  HONG KONG — Beijing …
Cory Doctorow / OneZero :
Cory Doctorow highlights the conceptual limitations of Shoshana Zuboff's “surveillance capitalism” and details how to dismantle it  —  The most surprising thing about the rebirth of flat Earthers in the 21st century is just how widespread the evidence against them is.
Jack Morse / Mashable:
Slack discloses a now fixed critical RCE flaw in its desktop app; Slack paid $1,750 bug bounty to researcher, which critics say is a paltry sum for such a bug  —  Slack and its scores of desktop app users just dodged a major bullet.  —  The communications tool relied upon by journalists …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at autonomous boat tech as ocean research nonprofit Promare says it will unveil in September a fully autonomous ship called Mayflower with IBM as partner  —  Driverless ships don't have to worry about crowded roads.  And they don't need bunks—or toilets.  —  TEXT  —  1 RESPONSE
Dara Kerr / CNET:
How a law professor became the target of posts on conservative sites, social media harassment, and PR firms hired by gig economy companies, for supporting AB5  —  Labor activists are targeted in a social media campaign as gig economy companies spend millions to prevent workers from becoming employees.
Fred Lambert / Electrek:
Tesla releases new software update to visually detect speed limit signs, and more  —  Tesla has started pushing a new version of its software update to now visually detect speed limit signs, and more.  —  For a while, there has been speculation about to what degree Tesla …
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
A look at the rapid growth of TikTok in Southeast Asia, where the app has been downloaded 360M times, up 151% YoY, according to Sensor Tower  —  SINGAPORE (Reuters) - At 19, Sandy Saputra is big on TikTok Indonesia.  Within a year, he's leapt from quiet, small-town life to star influencer status …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple has terminated Epic's App Store account, following legal dispute between the companies; Epic has an alternative Apple account to manage its Unreal Engine  —  As previously warned by Apple, Epic's App Store account has now been terminated due to the Fortnite developer knowingly violating App Store policy.

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