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TikTok halts talks on London HQ amid UK-China tensions | Technology | The Guardian

Video-sharing app suspends building plans, with British ban on Huawei 5G kit seen as factor
www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/jul/19/tiktok-halts-talks-on-london-headquarters-amid-uk-china-tensions

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Quibi versus the world – The Verge

Whitman says Katzenberg told her that, up until launch, Quibi runs on “instinct, judgement, and experience about what we launch, how we launch it, how many shows we launch, [and] the publishing schedule.” Hollywood stuff. But then, Whitman’s world takes the spotlight. “On April 7th, the day after we launch, it’s all about the data.”“We’ve designed the production and creative enterprise to turn on a dime,” says Katzenberg. “Believe me, in 60 days, we will be able to turn our creative enterprise to what’s working.”

Source: Quibi versus the world – The Verge

If anything, this will make it work.

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Google just made it easier to get around a paywall with Chrome

With the change in Chrome 76, it’ll be nearly impossible for news sites to have a functional metered paywall, and nearly every major national and regional newspaper currently uses one.

on slate-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/slate.com/technology/2019/07/google-chrome-update-incognito-mode-paywall-workaround.amp

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Amazon Requires Police to Shill Surveillance Cameras in Secret Agreement

In order to partner with Ring, police departments must also assign officers to Ring-specific roles that include a press coordinator, a social media manager, and a community relations coordinator.

Via www.vice.com/en_us/article/mb88za/amazon-requires-police-to-shill-surveillance-cameras-in-secret-agreement

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Neuralink is recruiting

For Musk, the central problem of interacting with AI is actually “bandwidth.” You can take in information much more quickly than you put push it out via your voice or your thumbs. Hence, his goal is for this system to allow humans to more quickly communicate with machines directly from their brains.

Elon Musk unveils Neuralink’s plans for brain-reading ‘threads’ and a robot to insert them