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Daily Crunch: Trump bans transactions with ByteDance and Tencent

Trump escalates his campaign against Chinese tech companies, Facebook extends work from home until the middle of 2021 and Netflix adds support for Hindi. Here’s your Daily Crunch for August 7, 2

How to access ‘America’s Seed Fund,’ the $3 billion SBIR program

One of the best-kept secrets in the world of capital is that the federal government has billions of dollars it’s dying to give away to early-stage founders and inventors — and all you have to

Here are a few ways GPT-3 can go wrong

Because algorithmic bias is rarely straightforward, many GPT-3 applications will act as canaries in the growing coal mine that is AI-driven applications.

Daily Crunch: Twitter and Facebook take action against Trump

Facebook and Twitter are taking a stronger stand against pandemic misinformation, we preview the latest version of macOS and a mental health startup raises $50 million. Here’s your Daily Crunch

Twitter adds labels for government officials and state-controlled media

Twitter is introducing new labels for accounts and tweets tied to government officials and “state-affiliated media.” “Twitter provides an unmatched way to connect with, and directly

Majority of tech workers expect company solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Our survey found that 79% of tech employees expected public statements from their employer supporting #BLM.

Twitter locked the Trump campaign out of its account for sharing COVID-19 misinformation

Twitter took action against the official Trump campaign Twitter account Wednesday, freezing @TeamTrump’s ability to tweet until it removed a video in which the president made misleading claims a

Facebook just took down a Trump post that claimed kids are immune to COVID-19

Facebook took down a video President Trump posted to his account Wednesday, citing its rules against false claims about the coronavirus. The decision to remove the video signals a new direction for Fa

Instagram’s hashtag searches gave Trump better treatment than Biden

Instagram apparently handled searches for popular hashtags related to the two presidential candidates differently, pointing Joe Biden search queries toward often negative related hashtags while making

Technologists: Consider Canada

If you want to build technology to be harnessed for equity, diversity and social advancement of the many — rather than freedom and inclusion for the few — we think Canada is a good place to do it.

Dear Sophie: Can I bypass H-1B and sponsor a grad for a green card?

Given the challenges of getting an H-1B through the lottery and the visa ban, can we potentially sponsor someone for a green card?

US tech needs a pivot to survive

James Stranko Contributor James Stranko is a writer and independent advisor to American tech companies expanding abroad. He was on the founding team of Fuel, McKinsey’s practice serving VC firms and

Autonomous vehicle reporting data is driving AV innovation right off the road

All AV all disengagement reports have one thing in common: their usefulness is ubiquitously criticized by those who have to submit them.

Google-Fitbit deal to be scrutinized in Europe over data competition concerns

In a set-back for Google’s plan to acquire health wearable company Fitbit, the European Commission has announced it’s opening an investigation to dig into a range of competition concerns b

Daily Crunch: Microsoft-TikTok acquisition inches closer to reality

A possible Microsoft -TikTok acquisition is causing plenty of drama, we review Google’s new budget Pixel and SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returns to Earth. Here’s your Daily Crunch for Augus

What Microsoft should demand in exchange for its ‘payment’ to the US government for TikTok

In one of the crazier news stories (and in 2020, that is saying something), President Donald Trump said today during a media availability event that in order for the U.S. government to sign off on a p

Trump calls TikTok a hot brand, demands a chunk of its sale price

Today the president appeared to bless the budding Microsoft-TikTok deal, continuing his evolution on a possible transaction. After stating last Friday that he’d rather see TikTok banned than sol

‘Made in America’ is on (government) life support, and the prognosis isn’t good

Intel and Boeing, two of the pillars of American industry. Intel makes some of the most impressive chips in the world and has for decades, driving high-performance computing to its limits while suppor

A few words for DHS agents who have no intention of becoming immigration whistleblowers

Not that YOU would use these resources, but it might be fun to look at them in a hypothetical, “haha what if I were to expose gross injustices?” kind of way.

Facebook fights order to globally block accounts linked to Brazilian election meddling

Facebook has branded a legal order to globally block a number of Brazilian accounts linked to the spread of political disinformation targeting the country’s 2018 election as “extreme,&#822
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