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An independent audit commissioned by Facebook harshly criticizes the company, arguing that some of its decisions were "significant setbacks for civil rights" (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Mike Isaac / New York Times: An independent audit commissioned by Facebook harshly criticizes the company, arguing that some of its decisions were “significant setbacks for civil rights”  —  An independent audit faulted the social network for “vexing and heartbreaking decisions” that affect its users — and potentially the November elections.

Comcast plans to invest $2B in Peacock by 2021, expects it to generate $2.5B in revenue by 2024 with 30M-35M users, says users gravitate to its curated channels (Todd Spangler/Variety)

Todd Spangler / Variety: Comcast plans to invest $2B in Peacock by 2021, expects it to generate $2.5B in revenue by 2024 with 30M-35M users, says users gravitate to its curated channels  —  In September 2019, Steve Burke, then NBCUniversal chief executive, called Matt Strauss, with a question: Would he take the wheel of the Peacock project?

Mozilla updates Common Voice, its open source transcribed voice collection, to 7226 hours in 54 languages, releases first data set for "Hey Firefox" wake word (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat: Mozilla updates Common Voice, its open source transcribed voice collection, to 7226 hours in 54 languages, releases first data set for “Hey Firefox” wake word  —  Mozilla today released the latest version of Common Voice, its open source collection of transcribed voice data for startups …

Lemonade, an AI-driven insurance service, closes up 140% in its NYSE debut, reaching a $3.93B market cap, more than double its 2019 valuation from Softbank (Wallace Witkowski/MarketWatch)

Wallace Witkowski / MarketWatch: Lemonade, an AI-driven insurance service, closes up 140% in its NYSE debut, reaching a $3.93B market cap, more than double its 2019 valuation from Softbank  —  Referenced Symbols  —  As the world is buffeted by digital and societal revolutions, Lemonade Inc. is hoping to leverage …
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