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Independent artists say Amazon has failed to implement even minor changes that would make it harder for merchants to sell goods that violate artist…

Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed News : Independent artists say Amazon has failed to implement even minor changes that would make it harder for merchants to sell goods that violate artist copyrights   —  Independent artists, who aren't afforded the same protection as big brands on Amazon, say that fighting copyright infringement by third-party sellers is never-ending.

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Profile of David Carroll, whose two-year fight to reclaim his data from Cambridge Analytica has brought to light large questions around data privacy…

Issie Lapowsky / Wired : Profile of David Carroll, whose two-year fight to reclaim his data from Cambridge Analytica has brought to light large questions around data privacy   —  David Carroll has been locked in a legal war to force the infamous company to turn over its files on him.  He's won a battle, but the struggle continues.

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Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung’s Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone…

James Vincent / The Verge : Pictures of what appear to be the two models of Samsung's Galaxy S10 leak, showing “Infinity-O” display, very thin bezels, USB-C port, and a headphone jack   —  Well, the leaks start coming and they don't stop coming  —  There's less than a month to go before Samsung unveils …

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Illinois Supreme Court rules that companies can be sued for collecting biometric data without opt-in consent, even if no tangible injury was…

Russell Brandom / The Verge : Illinois Supreme Court rules that companies can be sued for collecting biometric data without opt-in consent, even if no tangible injury was demonstrated   —  Privacy advocates won a crucial court victory on Friday, as the Illinois Supreme Court dismissed a case that would have pared …

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Researchers say India’s political parties are using armies of volunteers to spread misinformation and hate speech via WhatsApp group chats ahead of…

Billy Perrigo / TIME : Researchers say India's political parties are using armies of volunteers to spread misinformation and hate speech via WhatsApp group chats ahead of elections   —  On Monday, in an effort to stop the spread of fake news, WhatsApp announced that users around the world would only be allowed …

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Source: US pressed Chinese tech companies to show their autonomy by giving an example of resisting a data request from the Chinese government, but…

Wall Street Journal : Source: US pressed Chinese tech companies to show their autonomy by giving an example of resisting a data request from the Chinese government, but they couldn't   —  Chairman of Chinese telecom firm contends Huawei is being unfairly targeted  —  The chairman of embattled telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co …

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Research firm says China had 713 VC deals in Q4, down 25% YoY, worth $18.3B total, down 12% YoY, amid cooling valuations and tighter hiring for tech…

South China Morning Post : Research firm says China had 713 VC deals in Q4, down 25% YoY, worth $18.3B total, down 12% YoY, amid cooling valuations and tighter hiring for tech startups   —  - The number of venture capital deals in China dropped 25 per cent year on year to 713 in the fourth quarter

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Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook to launch Community Actions, a News Feed petition feature for users to tag government agencies and officials and advocate for changes, on Monday   —  Gather a mob and Facebook will now let you make political demands.  Tomorrow Facebook will encounter a slew of fresh complexities …

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Google Maps rolls out ability to see user-reported speed traps via small camera icons, in North America, UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, India, and…

Matt Binder / Mashable : Google Maps rolls out ability to see user-reported speed traps via small camera icons, in North America, UK, Australia, Russia, Brazil, India, and Indonesia   —  Drivers will soon have an extra set of eyes on the road, courtesy of Google.  —  Google's navigation app, Google Maps …

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A Japanese hotel, aiming to replace all staff with robots, ended up creating more work for its staff and frustrated guests as robots didn’t perform as…

Wall Street Journal : A Japanese hotel, aiming to replace all staff with robots, ended up creating more work for its staff and frustrated guests as robots didn't perform as expected   —  The robot revolution will have to wait at the Henn na Hotel in Japan, which is laying off low-performing droids

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Strategy Robot, founded by the creators of an AI bot that beat four top professional Texas Hold ‘Em players, signs a $10M two-year contract with the…

Tom Simonite / Wired : Strategy Robot, founded by the creators of an AI bot that beat four top professional Texas Hold 'Em players, signs a $10M two-year contract with the US Army   —  IN 2017, A poker bot called Libratus made headlines when it roundly defeated four top human players at no-limit Texas Hold 'Em.

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