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August 16, 2021, 12:35 PM

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Tom Krisher / Associated Press:
NHTSA opens a formal investigation into Tesla's Autopilot system, covering 765K vehicles, saying it has trouble spotting parked emergency vehicles  —  DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla's Autopilot partially automated driving system, saying it has trouble spotting parked emergency vehicles.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at chipmakers' race to capitalize on a wave of subsidies, as the US and other western countries reassess their industrial policies to slow China's rise  —  U.S. semiconductor maker's appeal for subsidies plays on national security fears during chip shortage; ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’
Mishaal Rahman / XDA Developers:
A look at Camera Switches in the Android 12 beta, an accessibility feature that lets users control their devices using only facial movements  —  Android has long had an Accessibility API that's intended for developers to build apps and experiences aimed at helping persons with disabilities, though it isn't always used for that purpose.
David Gilbert / VICE:
Research shows pro-Trump social network GETTR has no content moderation besides user reporting and reached 1.5M users in August, not July as claimed  —  Gettr, the pro-Trump Twitter alternative launched last month by close Trump adviser Jason Miller, is allowing users to share child exploitation images.

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