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 …
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
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 …
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.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Intel has been slow to address information-leaking chip bugs, issuing an incomplete fix for “ZombieLoad” in May and another series of microcode patches today — Speculative execution attacks still haunt Intel, long after researchers told the company what to fix.
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.
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 …
Megan Hernbroth / Business Insider:
Autonomous trucking startup iSee announces $15M Series A from Founders Fund — - iSee, an autonomous driving startup for trucks, announced $15 million in Series A funding from Founders Fund on Monday. — Unlike other autonomous driving and logistics startups, iSee uses proprietary deep learning …
Instagram covers IGTV video production costs for some creators as long as the videos do not include content about social issues, elections, or politics — - Contract clause conflicts with Facebook stance on free speech — IGTV asks stars not to post about politics and social issues
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.