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China appears to block Microsoft’s Bing, despite the company’s self-censorship of its search results in the country (New York Times)

New York Times : China appears to block Microsoft's Bing, despite the company's self-censorship of its search results in the country   —  SHANGHAI — Under China's president, Xi Jinping, the last vestiges of the global internet have slowly disappeared from an online world that had already shut out Twitter, Google and Facebook.

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Sequoia India announces Surge, an accelerator focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, says it will offer selected companies a $1.5M…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Sequoia India announces Surge, an accelerator focused on fledging startups in India and Southeast Asia, says it will offer selected companies a $1.5M investment   —  ‘Surge’ offers a $1.5M check and access to the firm's global network  —  Sequoia India is going deep into early-stage investing …

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The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority publishes draft guidelines on cryptoassets and how they fit within the UK’s current regulatory framework (Yogita…

Yogita Khatri / CoinDesk : The UK's Financial Conduct Authority publishes draft guidelines on cryptoassets and how they fit within the UK's current regulatory framework   —  The U.K.'s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has set out proposed guidance for how crypto assets should be regulated in the country.

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Facebook to launch Page Quality tab for admins, showing when content is removed for policy violations and when post distribution is reduced due to…

Facebook : Facebook to launch Page Quality tab for admins, showing when content is removed for policy violations and when post distribution is reduced due to fact-checking   —  We're taking new steps in how we handle Page content that goes against our policies.  First, starting tomorrow people who manage …

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Ukrainian officials recount their efforts to get Facebook’s attention and help stem the flood of disinformation in 2015, in the middle of Russian…

Washington Post : Ukrainian officials recount their efforts to get Facebook's attention and help stem the flood of disinformation in 2015, in the middle of Russian invasion   —  KIEV, Ukraine — In the spring of 2015, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko was desperate for Mark Zuckerberg's help.

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A look at how AR has found popularity in the enterprise with industrial deployments in automotive assembly lines, quality control, training centres,…

Amir Bozorgzadeh / VentureBeat : A look at how AR has found popularity in the enterprise with industrial deployments in automotive assembly lines, quality control, training centres, and more   —  When I ran my last piece earlier this month on the not-so-surprising progressive state of the VR industry, it was intended to shake …

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A look at AI-related research for predicting earthquakes by using seismic data, which scientists say is similar to the audio data used to train voice…

New York Times : A look at AI-related research for predicting earthquakes by using seismic data, which scientists say is similar to the audio data used to train voice assistants   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Countless dollars and entire scientific careers have been dedicated to predicting where and when the next big earthquake will strike.

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Paypal bans Gab, citing hate speech, after it was revealed that the suspected Pittsburgh shooter had an account on the social network (Andrew…

Andrew Liptak / The Verge : Paypal bans Gab, citing hate speech, after it was revealed that the suspected Pittsburgh shooter had an account on the social network   —  The gunman had a history of anti-semetic posts on the site  —  Earlier today, a gunman walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh …

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As children of Silicon Valley’s elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new…

Nellie Bowles / New York Times : As children of Silicon Valley's elite move away from screen-based schooling, US public schools are touting devices with screens, presaging a new digital gap   —  America's public schools are still touting devices with screens — even offering digital-only preschools.  The rich are banning screens from class altogether.

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