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A look at a group of Somali immigrant warehouse workers in Minnesota who stood up to Amazon over labor and civil rights without the clout of a traditional union (Jessica Bruder/Wired)

Jessica Bruder / Wired: A look at a group of Somali immigrant warehouse workers in Minnesota who stood up to Amazon over labor and civil rights without the clout of a traditional union  —  How a group of Somalis became leaders in the fight to change a tech behemoth.  —  It was 11 days before Christmas in 2018 …

Social media influencers are encouraging teens to be real in their posts instead of perfect, making them vulnerable to predators looking to take advantage (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal)

Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Social media influencers are encouraging teens to be real in their posts instead of perfect, making them vulnerable to predators looking to take advantage  —  As influencers share more about anxiety and depression online, teens are following suit—and becoming targets

Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat, and Fastly announce the launch of Bytecode Alliance, which aims to take WebAssembly and other related open standards beyond the browser (Frederic Lardinois/TechCrunch)

Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch: Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat, and Fastly announce the launch of Bytecode Alliance, which aims to take WebAssembly and other related open standards beyond the browser  —  Mozilla, Intel, Red Hat and Fast today announced the launch of the Bytecode Alliance, a new open-source group that focuses on …

Sources: Apple to debut its 16-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard as soon as Wednesday; expected to go on sale this week, starting at ~$2,399 (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg: Sources: Apple to debut its 16-inch MacBook Pro with a redesigned keyboard as soon as Wednesday; expected to go on sale this week, starting at ~$2,399  —  Apple Inc. plans to debut a new MacBook Pro laptop with a larger screen and revamped keyboard as soon as Wednesday, according to people familiar with the situation.

Blaize, which custom-designs AI chips with a new graph streaming architecture, emerges from stealth with $87M raised over several rounds (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Blaize, which custom-designs AI chips with a new graph streaming architecture, emerges from stealth with $87M raised over several rounds  —  There´s booming demand for silicon custom-designed to accelerate AI workloads, as the gobs of cash raised by startups like Hailo Technologies, Graphcore, and Untether AI demonstrates.

How some police departments in the US conduct facial recognition searches on behalf of other jurisdictions, boosting access to the tech and evading local laws (Michael Hayes/OneZero)

Michael Hayes / OneZero: How some police departments in the US conduct facial recognition searches on behalf of other jurisdictions, boosting access to the tech and evading local laws  —  “Do not mention FITlist.”  —  ver the last decade, large police forces in Washington state like the Seattle Police Department …

Germany-based digital payments group Wirecard to acquire Chinese online payments company AllScore Payment Services for TITELTITELTITELTITELeuro;109M (Olaf Storbeck/Financial Times)

Olaf Storbeck / Financial Times: Germany-based digital payments group Wirecard to acquire Chinese online payments company AllScore Payment Services for €109M  —  Wirecard has agreed to acquire a Beijing-based payments group for up to €109m, the first purchase of a Chinese company by the controversial German fintech group.
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