May 22, 2023, 7:30 AM

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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
The EU fines Meta €1.2B over sending European user data to the US, a record GDPR fine, and orders Meta to stop transfers and delete the data within six months  —  Decision places pressure on Washington to implement surveillance changes for Europe to allow Meta to keep the data spigot open
China says Micron's products caused “significant security risks to our critical information infrastructure supply chain” and warns operators against buying them  —  China delivered the latest salvo in an escalating semiconductor war with the US, announcing that Micron Technology Inc. products …
Sidhartha Shukla / Bloomberg:
A researcher says crypto mixer Tornado Cash was taken over by hackers on May 20, who used a malicious governance proposal to give themselves a majority of votes  —  Tornado Cash, a service that allows users to mask cryptocurrency transactions, suffered a hostile takeover by hackers through a malicious governance proposal.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers reveal many low-cost Android phones and smart TVs from lesser-known brands, sold in the US and owned by millions, come with malware preinstalled  —  The bane of low-cost Android devices is showing no signs of going away.  —  Overall, Android devices have earned a decidedly mixed reputation for security.
John Harris / The Guardian:
An interview with AI researcher Timnit Gebru on her controversial sacking by Google in 2020, biases in AI and Big Tech, racism in Silicon Valley, and more  —  The Ethiopian-born computer scientist lost her job after pointing out the inequalities built into AI.
Kellen Browning / New York Times:
Email: Uber suspends its diversity head Bo Young Lee for hosting sessions on race titled “Don't Call Me Karen”, which attendees felt were insensitive to PoC  —  The executive hosted sessions about race and being a white woman that were titled “Don't Call Me Karen,” prompting an employee uproar.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
An overview of the executive team behind Apple's mixed reality headset, including group leader Mike Rockwell, COO Jeff Williams, Rockwell's boss Dan Riccio  —  Apple is just a few weeks away from debuting its mixed-reality headset.  This past week, I gave an in-depth look at the device's development and features.

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