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October 12, 2020, 4:00 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Five Eyes governments as well as India and Japan make a new call for backdoors into products that are end-to-end encrypted  —  Another Five Eyes meeting, another call for encryption backdoors in modern tech.  —  Members of the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes, along …
Leah Nylen / Politico:
Sources: DOJ and state AGs investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering forcing it to sell Chrome and parts of its ad business  —  Prosecutors for the Justice Department and state attorney general offices are discussing ways of curbing the search giant's market power as they prepare to sue the company.
South China Morning Post:
Shenzhen is giving local residents 10M yuan worth of China's new sovereign digital currency through a lottery, to test and promote the digital yuan  —  Winners will be announced on Sunday and can receive their digital ‘red packet’ by opening an e-wallet via official app The payouts can be used …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Thailand-based logistics startup Flash Express, which operates a door-to-door pickup and delivery service, raises $200M Series D  —  Flash Express, a two-year-old logistics startup that works with e-commerce firms in Thailand, said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round …
Will Bedingfield / WIRED UK:
Snap launches a geography-specific Local Lens called City Painter as its first persistent, shareable AR experience, for London's Carnaby Street  —  Snap has launched its first persistent, shareable augmented reality experience on London's Carnaby Street - it's a proof of concept for a 1:1 digital copy of everything on the planet
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Live sports streaming service fuboTV raised $183M in its IPO on Thursday, valuing the company at $620.2M  —  The initial public offering raised $183 million and valued the company at $620.2 million.  —  The stock of streaming service fuboTV rose in its market debut on Thursday.
Lee Phillips / Ars Technica:
A look at the key characteristics of the Julia programming language, as scientists increasingly adopt the language for tackling large-scale numerical problems  —  Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.  —  I've been running into a lot of happy and excited scientists lately.

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