Technology

Cnet

The Chinese telecoms giant hits back over criticism that it poses a security risk for Australia's 5G roll-out. [...]
Source: Cnet
Chadwick Boseman won MTV's best hero award, and celebrated James Shaw Jr., who saved lives in the Waffle House shooting. [...]
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The couple from Silicon Valley takes a stand against the US' "zero tolerance" policy on undocumented immigrants. [...]
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Because business cards refuse to die. [...]
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Mashable

Jared Leto, who now happens to look like Jesus, dropped into The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night. Forgetting that terrible standalone Joker movie idea for second, Leto challenged Fallon to a game of "30 Seconds to..." (because of his band, geddit), where the pair speedily ate cookies [...]
Source: Mashable
Game-changer Lena Waithe gave a major shoutout to her fellow trailblazers at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, urging folks to acknowledge those who have fought for acceptance and diversity in the past. Wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with an image of Shirley Chisholm, the first black woman to seek the nomination [...]
Source: Mashable
The Trump administration's forcible separation of children from their families at the border has seen its share of defenders in recent days, especially people who think these detention centres aren't that bad. In his opening monologue on The Late Show, Stephen Colbert took aim at these people, with the likes of [...]
Source: Mashable
The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) released its Global Trends report on the global refugee crisis on Tuesday, concluding that the world's forcibly displaced population was at a "record high." According to the report, a total of 68.5 million people were displaced by the end of 2017, increased by 2.9 [...]
Source: Mashable

TechCrunch

Amid calls for a boycott and employee dissent over its cloud-computing deal with the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Microsoft issued a statement saying that the company “is dismayed by the forcible separation of children from their families at the border.” The ICE is currently under fire [...]
Source: Tech Crunch
Everyone at the office needs lunch (or in some cases dinner) — but for salespeople trying to entice a potential lead or convince an architect to pick up their project, they might need to use a free meal as a bit of a lure to get them in the room [...]
Source: Tech Crunch
Veriff, the Estonian startup that wants to become something akin to the ‘Stripe for identity', has raised $7.7 million in Series A funding. Leading the round is Mosaic Ventures, joining an impressive list of backers that include Taavet Hinrikus, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Buchheit, Elad Gil, SV Angel, ACE Ventures, and Superangel. [...]
Source: Tech Crunch
Struggling retail chain GameStop is discussing a potential buyout with private equity firms, according to Reuters. The report says that one of the private equity firms is Sycamore Partners and that GameStop has hired a financial advisor to help with the talks, though there's no guarantee that a deal [...]
Source: Tech Crunch

Wired

IBM shows off an artificial intelligence program that can engage in a debate, possibly pointing the way to the future of talking machines. [...]
Source: Wired
A brand-new sixth military branch lacks political support. [...]
Source: Wired
Revelation of contract with US immigration agency sparks criticism amid family separations [...]
Source: Wired
*Apple Inc. v. Pepper* could have wide-reaching implications not only for the Cupertino giant, but also for other companies like Amazon. [...]
Source: Wired
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