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The Amazon Prime Day 2019 absolute best tech deals: Tuesday morning update     – CNET
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Latest additions: This microwave includes a free Echo Dot and this discounted Nespresso coffeemaker comes with free coffee.

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How America's Tech Giants Are Helping Build China's Surveillance State
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“An American organization founded by tech giants Google and IBM is working with a company that is helping China’s authoritarian government conduct mass surveillance against its citizens,” the Intercept reports. The OpenPower Foundation — a nonprofit led by Google and IBM executives with the aim of trying to “drive innovation” — has set up a […]

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The Democratic Debate That Wasn't: How Tech Could Help Elections
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I watched the Democratic debates last week and was struck by three things: I’d likely rather watch paint dry; the application of technology to improve the experience was nonexistent; and I’d bet that if the Democrats don’t up their game President Trump will have them to thank when he wins re-election. I’m generally frustrated about […]

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Proposed Law Would Force Big Tech to Reveal Value of Consumer Data
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A Democrat and a Republican have filed a U.S. Senate bill to require companies to report to financial regulators and to the public what consumer data they collect and how they leverage it for profit. “When a big tech company says its product is free, consumers are the ones being sold,” said Sen. Josh Hawley, […]

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Drones, sensors and AI: Here's the tech that's being used at the border     – CNET
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A photo of a migrant who drowned with his daughter is a stark reminder that all the tech being used on the border still can’t prevent tragedies.

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New tech to help you survive the second car crash     – Roadshow
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Airbags, brakes and sensors are getting wise to the danger of the crash after the crash.

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China opens Nasdaq-style board to lure tech firms back home
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China’s much-anticipated Science and Technology Innovation board officially launched in Shanghai today, marking Beijing’s major step in drawing high-potential tech companies to list at home. The new Star Market, first announced by President Xi Jinping in November, is expected to be a key fundraising avenue for tech companies from an array of stages, given its […]

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Theresa May wants post-Brexit UK to stay 'best place in Europe' for tech     – CNET
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Uncertainty over Brexit is bleeding over into the country’s tech scene, even as government and industry fight to maintain their position.

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Bethesda says its Orion tech can make all cloud gaming better, faster
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It’s Doom, only streamed more efficiently to your phone thanks to Orion. LOS ANGELES—Bethesda Softworks announced Sunday that it is getting involved in the increasingly competitive field of cloud gaming. But rather than announcing a service to compete with the likes of Google Stadia or Microsoft’s Project Xcloud, Bethesda’s Orion system is focused on improving […]

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