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India, which is increasingly trying to shelter local companies, has erected regulatory hurdles over the past year for how US tech firms operate in the country (Newley Purnell/Wall Street Journal)

Newley Purnell / Wall Street Journal: India, which is increasingly trying to shelter local companies, has erected regulatory hurdles over the past year for how US tech firms operate in the country  —  New barriers make world´s biggest untapped digital market a slog for Walmart, Facebook; taking cues from China´s protectionism

Researchers achieve new cryptography milestones, including factoring the largest RSA key size ever, largely thanks to improved algorithms, not better hardware (Dan Goodin/Ars Technica)

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica: Researchers achieve new cryptography milestones, including factoring the largest RSA key size ever, largely thanks to improved algorithms, not better hardware  —  795-bit factoring and discrete logarithms achieved using more efficient algorithms.  —  34 with 24 posters participating

Firefox 71 arrives with Picture-in-Picture support on Windows for all video sites, Enhanced Tracking Protection and Lockwise password manager improvements, more (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Firefox 71 arrives with Picture-in-Picture support on Windows for all video sites, Enhanced Tracking Protection and Lockwise password manager improvements, more  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 71 for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.  Firefox 71 includes Lockwise password manager improvements …

Inside the struggles of Larry Page-backed flying car company Kitty Hawk as sources suggest it may have ceded control of its self-flying taxi program to Boeing (Jeremy Bogaisky/Forbes)

Jeremy Bogaisky / Forbes: Inside the struggles of Larry Page-backed flying car company Kitty Hawk as sources suggest it may have ceded control of its self-flying taxi program to Boeing  —  Deputy editor for Industry; eyes on the skies  —  In 2017, success seemed to be just around the corner for Kitty Hawk …

Filing: DHS proposes removing exemptions for US citizens and green card holders from going through facial recognition scans before arriving or departing the US (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Filing: DHS proposes removing exemptions for US citizens and green card holders from going through facial recognition scans before arriving or departing the US  —  Homeland Security wants to expand facial recognition checks for travelers arriving and departing the U.S. to also include citizens …

YouTube updates guidelines, easing restrictions on simulated violence in gaming content as long as violent or gory imagery is not the sole focus of a video (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety: YouTube updates guidelines, easing restrictions on simulated violence in gaming content as long as violent or gory imagery is not the sole focus of a video  —  YouTube announced a change to its content guidelines that will be more permissive in allowing depictions of violence in video-game content …
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