What President Trump Doesn’t Know About ZTE – TechCrunch

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Although top senators, including Democrat Chuck Schumer and Republican Marco Rubio, are urging the administration not to bend on ZTE, President Trump is planning to ease penalties on the Chinese telecommunications giant for violating sanctions against Iran and North Korea. But what Mr. Trump may not realize is that ZTE is also one of the
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Personality Tests with Deep-Sounding Questions Provide Shallow Answers about the “True” You

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The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Have you ever clicked on a link like “What does your favorite animal say about you?” wondering what your love of hedgehogs reveals about your psyche? Or filled out a personality assessment to gain new understanding into whether
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Twitter will give political candidates a special badge during US midterm elections – TechCrunch

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Ahead of 2018 U.S. midterm elections, Twitter is taking a visible step to combat the spread of misinformation on its famously chaotic platform. In a blog post this week, the company explained how it would be adding “election labels” to the profiles of candidates running for political office. “Twitter has become the first place voters
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Apple will add government App Store takedown requests to transparency reports – TechCrunch

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Apple’s set to up the ante with its transparency report. The same day it dropped the latest version of the twice-yearly document, the company committed to including in future updates government takedown requests for the App Store. The report covering July 1 through December 31 of this year, which is due out in 2019, should
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Facebook has a very specific Pepe the Frog policy, report says – TechCrunch

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Facebook doesn’t ban fictional characters with hateful content as a rule, but interestingly Pepe the Frog is well enough established as a hate speech symbol that Facebook has a very particular policy devoted only to the cartoon frog. Motherboard got their hands on some content moderation policy documents from Facebook that show Pepe, a cartoon
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Apply to exhibit for free as a TC Top Pick at Disrupt SF ‘18 – TechCrunch

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Mobility is one of the most rapidly advancing technologies going, and we’re searching for the rising stars of early-stage mobility startups to apply as a TC Top Pick for Disrupt San Francisco 2018 on September 5-7 at Moscone Center West. It’s a competitive application process, but if TechCrunch editors designate your company as a Top
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Xiaomi Mi 8 launch poster found to contain clues about event’s stars

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Xiaomi will host a special event next week – May 31 – at which it will unveil its next flagship – the Mi 8. And as these things go there’s a launch poster for the event, which teases the upcoming announcement. But does that poster show more than meets the eye? Some techies with time
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Apple wins $539 million in damages in court against Samsung

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Seven years after the start of the industry’s largest patent battle, Apple finally won $539 million in damages of the original $1 billion plea. Back in 2012, the iPhone maker won the case as the jury ruled out the full amount but Samsung argued it should pay only $28 million and went for a retrial.
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