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How popular brokerage services like Robinhood, Webull, SoFi, and Uphold can make tax-minimizing strategies difficult or impossible to implement (Laura Saunders/Wall Street Journal)

Laura Saunders / Wall Street Journal: How popular brokerage services like Robinhood, Webull, SoFi, and Uphold can make tax-minimizing strategies difficult or impossible to implement  —  Common tax-minimizing strategies are difficult or impossible to implement on the trading platforms that have boomed in popularity in the past year

Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs manage digital payments, raises $160M Series E led by GIC and Sequoia Capital India at a valuation of $3B (Manish Singh/TechCrunch)

Manish Singh / TechCrunch: Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs manage digital payments, raises $160M Series E led by GIC and Sequoia Capital India at a valuation of $3B  —  Six-year-old Bangalore-based fintech Razorpay topped a $1 billion valuation late last year, becoming the first Y Combinator-backed Indian startup …

A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the "echo chamber", including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube (Cade Metz/New York Times)

Cade Metz / New York Times: A former alt-right YouTuber details how he tailored videos for the “echo chamber”, including focusing squarely on confrontations to drive views on YouTube  —  Focus on conflict.  Feed the algorithm.  Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative.  Don´t worry if it is true.

Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform (Julie Jargon/Wall Street Journal)

Julie Jargon / Wall Street Journal: Roblox is working on content ratings for games and on ways to make parental controls easier to find and use, to address sexual content issues on its platform  —  Sexual role-play and ‘dating’ are common on the children´s gaming platform; parental controls help make it a safer space

Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the "double Irish" tax scheme (Will Goodbody/RTTITELTITELTITELTITELEacute;)

Will Goodbody / RTÉ: Newly filed Google Ireland Holdings accounts show $75B+ in profits moved through the subsidiary in 2019, the last year Google used the “double Irish” tax scheme  —  Newly filed accounts show that over $75bn in profits moved through a subsidiary of Google that was incorporated in Ireland in 2019 …

Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies (Dina Temple-Raston/NPR)

Dina Temple-Raston / NPR: Company officials, victims, experts, and intel officials discuss the SolarWinds hack, which successfully compromised ~100 companies and a dozen govt. agencies  —  “This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements.”  —  The routine software update …

As the EU considers new regulations for AI, 60+ NGOs ask the EC to ban automatic gender recognition systems, which rely on outmoded understandings of gender (James Vincent/The Verge)

James Vincent / The Verge: As the EU considers new regulations for AI, 60+ NGOs ask the EC to ban automatic gender recognition systems, which rely on outmoded understandings of gender  —  Dangers posed by facial recognition like mass surveillance and mistaken identity have been widely discussed in recent years.
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