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August 3, 2021, 12:30 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google unveils Pixel 6, with 6.4" 90Hz display, and Pixel 6 Pro, with 6.7" 120Hz display and 4x optical zoom, with a Google-designed Tensor SoC, coming in fall  —  Google's new Tensor SoC is the heart of its next phone  —  Google is announcing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro today …
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
Google's Rick Osterloh demos Pixel 6's Tensor SoC, which enables real-time object detection and HDR in videos as well as real-time translation and live captions  —  We sat down with Google's phone chief, Rick Osterloh, to see what the Pixel 6 has in store.  —  Alerts
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter partners with Reuters and the AP, who will provide context and highlight links from trusted sources for Trends, Moments, Search, and more  —  Twitter announced today it's partnering with news organizations The Associated Press (AP) and Reuters to expand its efforts focused …
Kim Willsher / The Guardian:
The French government found proof of Pegasus malware on three French journalists' phones and has referred its findings to the Paris public prosecutor's office  —  Announcement is first time an independent and official authority has corroborated Pegasus project findings
Olivia Solon / NBC News:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft's desktop-as-a-service Windows 365 Cloud PC is generally available and costs between $20 to $162 per user per month, based on cores, RAM, and storage  —  Microsoft's Windows 365 Cloud PC service is now generally available, and pricing is public.  The service will cost users anywhere between $20 …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
YouTube trials a Premium Lite tier for €6.99/month in Europe, giving viewers ad-free viewing on the web, iOS, Android, smart TVs, and game consoles  —  Currently being piloted in parts of Europe  —  Google is piloting a more affordable premium subscription tier for YouTube …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
A look at Fuck You Pay Me, a Glassdoor-like service where creators can review brands they have worked with and share ad rates  —  Fed up with the imbalance between online influencers and brands, Lindsey Lee Lugrin and Isha Mehra created a platform to change that.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook to require all US on-campus staff to wear masks starting on Aug. 4, regardless of vaccination status, citing rising COVID cases and local regulations  —  - Facebook will begin requiring all of its employees to wear masks when on its campuses in the U.S., regardless of an employee's vaccination status.
Simon Sharwood / The Register:
Australian court rules AI can be considered an inventor on patent filings, days after South Africa granted a patent in which AI was designated as the inventor  —  IP lawyer says decision is bad because the last thing we need is robot patent trolls  —  An Australian Court has decided …
Politico:
Pro-Trump social network GETTR is awash with Islamic State propaganda, including graphic videos of beheadings and memes of a militant executing Trump  —  Just weeks after its launch, the pro-Trump social network GETTR is inundated with terrorist propaganda spread by supporters of Islamic State …
Bloomberg:
An in-depth look at the political motivations behind China's tech crackdown, as Xi pursues progressive authoritarianism at the expense of international capital  —  Xi Jinping smiled and hinted at a policy bombshell that would soon roil stock markets from Shanghai to New York.
Carly Page / TechCrunch:
Finite State, a supply chain security startup that helps uncover security flaws in device firmware, lands $30M Series B led by Energize Ventures  —  Columbus, Ohio-based Finite State, a startup that provides supply chain security for connected devices and critical infrastructure, has raised $30M in Series B funding.
Sifted:
Current and former employees at German grocery delivery startup Gorillas describe arbitrary firings and exploitation of riders and warehouse workers  —  “It's like the new WeWork story,” says Ben*, who joined Gorillas' operations team last summer in Berlin.  —  The comparison to coworking company WeWork is a brutal one.
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Researchers say a collection of nine vulnerabilities impact pneumatic tube systems installed in ~80% of all major US hospitals  —  Details have been published today about a collection of nine vulnerabilities known as PwnedPiper that impact a common type of medical equipment that's installed …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
A now-deleted tweet by an Intel executive suggests Thunderbolt 5 could double the bandwidth of existing Thunderbolt 4 and USB 4 connections to 80 Gbps  —  An executive visiting various research divisions across the globe isn't necessarily new, but with a focus on social media driving named individuals …
Aoife White / Bloomberg:
Following the UK's CMA, European Commission is launching an investigation into Facebook's acquisition of Kustomer with a deadline of December 22 for a ruling  —  - EU sets Dec. 22 deadline to examine customer-service software  — EU will also examine Facebook's ad-targeting “data advantage”

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