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October 3, 2020, 3:45 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple Watch SE review: excellent smartwatch at an attractive price offering same performance as the Series 4 but no always-on display and it does not have ECG  —  The new default Apple Watch is here  —  Apple's smartwatch lineup has gone from straightforward to surprisingly complex seemingly overnight.
ProPublica:
A look at Arise, which offers work-from-home call center contractors to companies like Disney, Airbnb, and Apple, and how it strips workers of legal protections  —  Arise Virtual Solutions, part of the secretive world of work-at-home customer service, helps large corporations shed costs at the expense of workers.
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Twitter says it will take action against tweets that openly wish or hope for Trump's death, citing existing “abusive behavior” rule  —  “Content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm, or fatal disease against an individual is against our rules.”
Brandon Russell / XDA Developers:
Google launches Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative to improve the security of OEM devices and inform users about the security flaws affecting their device  —  We do more than ever on our smartphones these days, which makes device security incredibly important.
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
AI-based tools are helping California firefighters to monitor fires, evacuate threatened areas, and judiciously steer resources to where they are most needed  —  Stretched by longer, deadlier fire seasons, officials are using artificial intelligence to more closely track blazes and more judiciously steer resources
Thomas Nicholson / WIRED UK:
YouTubers are using AI software like DeOldify to upscale and “enhance” historic footage into 4K, but historians say the result undermines the footage  —  YouTubers are using AI to bring history to life.  But historians argue the process is nonsense

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