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October 12, 2020, 5:05 AM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Xinmei Shen / South China Morning Post:
As the adoption of facial recognition soars in China, thanks in part to COVID-19, stolen biometric data is being sold online at alarmingly low prices  —  Residential neighbourhoods across China are adopting facial recognition, but people have few means of fighting back Incorrectly configured databases remains …
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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