May 22, 2023, 1:30 PM

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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
The EU fines Meta €1.2B for sending European user data to the US, a record GDPR fine, and orders Meta to end the 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
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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.
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Top500: 121 of the fastest supercomputers globally are powered by AMD's silicon, up 29% YoY; AMD also powers seven of the top ten systems on the Green500 list  —  AMD's silicon churns out the flops.  —  The Top 500 list of the fastest supercomputers in the world was released today …
Sidhartha Shukla / Bloomberg:
A researcher says hackers took over crypto mixer Tornado Cash on May 20 using a malicious governance proposal to give themselves fake votes to gain full control  —  Tornado Cash, a service that allows users to mask cryptocurrency transactions, suffered a hostile takeover by hackers through a malicious governance proposal.
Chloe Xiang / VICE:
Some blue-check Twitter accounts, one pretending to be Bloomberg, spread an AI-generated image of an explosion at the Pentagon; the stock market briefly dipped  —  An AI-generated image of a fake explosion near the Pentagon went viral thanks to blue-check Twitter accounts.  —  Chloe Xiang
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.
Wall Street Journal:
China's Micron ban may boost Samsung's and SK Hynix's sales, an uncomfortable position for South Korea given the companies' exposure to Chinese and US pressure  —  Samsung, SK Hynix would be best positioned to fill Micron's void, though geopolitical pressure from both Beijing and Washington make for a tough choice
Subhrojit Mallick / The Economic Times:
Wistron plans to sell its iPhone assembly unit near Bengaluru to Tata Group and exit India due to its inability to get deeper into Apple's supply chain and more  —  The contract maker's inability to get deeper into Apple's supply chain, sale of China factory and challenges posed by local employment norms spurred its decision to leave.
RT Watson / The Block:
Australian blockchain-based fitness app Stepn says iOS users can now buy and sell NFTs inside its app, signaling that Apple may have softened its crypto policy  —  - Stepn users will be able to buy, sell and trade the game's NFT sneakers without having to leave the app.

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