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The Pentagon Can't Account for $21 Trillion (That's Not a Typo), truthdig.com

The untold story of Japan's secret spy agency, theintercept.com

A Chinese high school in Hangzhou is reportedly using facial recognition tech to track pupil attendance, emotions, and attention spans, scmp.com

Microsoft acquires conversational AI startup Semantic Machines to help bots sound more lifelike, techcrunch.com

Tech Tip: Finding Your Contacts in the New Gmail, nytimes.com

Ignore the hype over big tech. Its products are mostly useless | John Harris, theguardian.com

Progressive advocacy groups call on the FTC to “make Facebook safe for democracy”, techcrunch.com

OnePlus 6 review: Flagship Killer, mashable.com

Whisk, the smart food platform that makes recipes shoppable, acquires competitor Avocando, techcrunch.com

Telstra mobile outage: national network affected, theguardian.com

Motivation

Yes, I am editing, which is why it is semi-automated. And yes, I do understand the scepticism around the notion of information these days, be it real or fake, but what I am culling is mainly double-ups of information as a lot of the sources end up reporting on the same things. See, the funny thing about information is, there’s never enough unique stuff going around.

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