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July 14, 2022, 11:15 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Twitter went down for around 40 minutes on Thursday morning, the first major Twitter outage since a series of problems for the social network in February  —  Twitter went down for 40 minutes  —  Twitter went down for around 40 minutes this morning, in a major outage for the social network.
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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
MacBook Air M2 review: thinner with much-improved screen and webcam but gets warm and throttles aggressively under intense workloads, base model has slower SSD  —  New design, new display, new processor, new price  —  After 14 years, three revisions, and two different processor architectures …
Annabelle Dickson / Politico:
Source: UK's Online Safety Bill is expected to be dropped from parliamentary schedule next week, delaying it until the fall, after Boris Johnson's resignation  —  LONDON — Progress on Britain's proposed new content regulation law is expected to be delayed until the fall …
Cho Mu-Hyun / ZDNet:
Samsung says it has developed a new GDDR6 DRAM with a 24Gbps data transfer rate, 30% faster than its 18Gbps predecessor, built on its 10nm process using EUV  —  The new DRAM will allow premium graphics cards to support a data processing rate of up to 1.1TB, Samsung says.
Lora Kolodny / CNBC:
Tesla Senior Director of AI Andrej Karpathy says he is leaving the company after about five years; Karpathy led the computer vision team for Tesla Autopilot  —  - Tesla's AI leader Andrej Karpathy announced on Wednesday that he is leaving the company.  — Karpathy worked …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google Cloud announces a preview of Tau T2A, its first ARM-based virtual machines powered by Ampere Altra, with up to 48 vCPUs, each with up to 4GB of memory  —  It's been a long time coming, but Google Cloud today announced its first Arm-based VMs, following AWS, with its Graviton instances …
Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Amazon gave police Ring camera footage 11 times in 2022 without a warrant or permission from Ring owners, saying it sometimes makes a “good-faith determination”  —  Ring, Amazon's perennially controversial and police-friendly surveillance subsidiary, has long defended …
The Verge:
Netflix names Microsoft as its “global advertising technology and sales partner” for its upcoming ad-supported streaming tier, rumored to arrive later in 2022  —  Microsoft will become Netflix's ‘global advertising technology and sales partner’  —  Netflix is partnering …
Prarthana Prakash / Bloomberg:
Over 500 women across the US sue Uber for sexual assault by some drivers, alleging the company knew about sexual misconduct on rides, including rape, since 2014  —  Uber Technologies Inc. is being sued by more than 500 women across the US who claim to have been assaulted by drivers on the platform.
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
UK-based stock trading app Lightyear has raised a $25M Series A led by Lightspeed and is launching in 19 European countries including Germany and France  —  - Lightyear, a stock trading app based in the U.K., has raised $25 million in fresh funding to expand its presence across Europe.
Reuters:
TSMC beats Q2 estimates with a net profit of $7.94B, up 76.4% YoY, and total revenue of $18.16B, up 36.6% YoY  —  Taiwan's TSMC (2330.TW) posted a 76.4% surge in second-quarter profit on Thursday, the biggest jump in earnings in eight quarters that handily beat market estimates …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
European Commission says Amazon offered to limit its use of marketplace seller data and make changes to “Buy Box” rankings in a bid to settle antitrust concerns  —  Amazon has offered to limit its use of marketplace seller data and makes changes to ‘Buy Box’ rankings in a bid …
Katie Paul / Reuters:
Meta releases its first human rights report, including due diligence in 2020 and 2021 and a summary of a controversial human rights impact assessment of India  —  Facebook-owner Meta (META.O) released its first annual human rights report on Thursday, following years of accusations that it turned …

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