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YouTube says it took down 2,596 accounts from China in Q2 for engaging in "coordinated influence operations" on political issues, up from 277 accounts in Q1 (Devin Coldewey/TechCrunch)

Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch: YouTube says it took down 2,596 accounts from China in Q2 for engaging in “coordinated influence operations” on political issues, up from 277 accounts in Q1  —  YouTube has banned a large number of Chinese accounts it said were engaging in “coordinated influence operations” on political issues, the company announced today.

Profile of Mohamed Al-Sharifi, aka GamerDoc, a volunteer who has spent two years hunting cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant, getting ~50K-70K cheaters banned (Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai/VICE)

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE: Profile of Mohamed Al-Sharifi, aka GamerDoc, a volunteer who has spent two years hunting cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant, getting ~50K-70K cheaters banned  —  This 24-year-old Iraqi who lives in London has spent two years hunting cheaters in Overwatch and Valorant, getting thousands …

Uber extends its work from home policy until at least July 2021, with officers opening sooner but workers having the option to stay remote until next summer (Jessica Bursztynsky/CNBC)

Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC: Uber extends its work from home policy until at least July 2021, with officers opening sooner but workers having the option to stay remote until next summer  —  - Uber is extending its work-from-home order through June 2021, CNBC confirmed Tuesday.  — The ride-sharing company now joins Google …

Fawkes, a tool developed by researchers at the University of Chicago, disguises photos with pixel-level changes that confuse facial recognition systems (Kashmir Hill/New York Times)

Kashmir Hill / New York Times: Fawkes, a tool developed by researchers at the University of Chicago, disguises photos with pixel-level changes that confuse facial recognition systems  —  Researchers at the University of Chicago want you to be able to post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you.
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