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Ethnic Uighur demonstrators take part in a protest against China, in Istanbul, Turkey October 1, 2020.

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  1. Huawei tested AI to identify Uighur minorities. Huawei published a document that detailed its testing of the software, which could set off a "Uighur alarm" when it finds someone apart of the community.
  2. Exclusive: Google tried to quell dissent over Timnit Gebru’s dismissal. AI chief Jeff Dean and research VP Megan Kocholia took part in a discussion along with Marian Croak, an engineering VP and senior Black woman at Google.
  3. Pornhub made big changes to its content rules. The firm has been accused of hosting videos taken without participants’ consent.
  4. Joby Aviation is acquiring Uber’s Elevate. The sale comes just four years after Uber launched Elevate as a way to promote "urban air mobility" with flying cars.
  5. Robinhood reportedly hired Goldman Sachs to lead its IPO. The stock-trading app recently started interviewing bankers and is aiming for an IPO in Q1 2021.
  6. Germany’s finance minister called Facebook’s Diem cryptocurrency a ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’. Facebook changed Libra’s name to stress a simpler, revamped structure.
  7. Elon Musk confirmed he’s moved to Texas. He made the announcement at a virtual conference hosted by The Wall Street Journal, while continuing to criticize his former home of California.
  8. Mark Zuckerberg threatened not to invest in the UK. During a 2018 meeting with officials, the Facebook founder called Britain the "obvious territory in Europe" for Facebook to invest in, but added they were "now considering looking elsewhere.
  9. Poshmark’s IPO is back on. The firm previously put its IPO on hold in 2019 to focus on boosting sales.
  10. Revolut’s lesser-known cofounder said the fintech wants profitability in 2021. CTO Vlad Yatsenko said the company wasn’t a "9-to-5" environment but that it had matured and implemented better HR processes.
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Source: Business Insider
Author: mcoulter@businessinsider.com (Martin Coulter)
Date: 2020 12 09
Link: https://www.businessinsider.com/10-things-in-tech-you-need-to-know-today-december-9-2020-12

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