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Sources: technicians from Huawei have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents (Wall Street Journal)

Wall Street Journal:Sources: technicians from Huawei have, in at least two cases, personally helped African governments spy on their political opponents  —  Employees embedded with cybersecurity forces in Uganda and Zambia intercepted encrypted communications and used cell data to track opponents, according to a Wall Street Journal investigation

A look at Senior Planet, a tech-themed community center that helps seniors and entrepreneurs over 65 use technology to work and make money (Lauren Smiley/MIT Technology Review)

Lauren Smiley / MIT Technology Review:A look at Senior Planet, a tech-themed community center that helps seniors and entrepreneurs over 65 use technology to work and make money  —  Inside Senior Planet, the tech-savviest retirement community on earth.  —  “All these microaggressions people talk about?”  Tom Kamber says.

JD.com reports Q2 revenue of ~$22B, up 23% YoY, and net income of ~$90.1M, beating analyst expectations of a $6.3M net loss on $20.9B revenue (Daniel Strauss/Business Insider)

Daniel Strauss / Business Insider:JD.com reports Q2 revenue of ~$22B, up 23% YoY, and net income of ~$90.1M, beating analyst expectations of a $6.3M net loss on $20.9B revenue  —  - Shares of JD.com rose as much as 8% in early trading on Tuesday after the company posted a surprising profit.  Analysts had projected a quarterly loss.

Spotify for Podcasters comes out of beta, giving podcasters valuable listener data like age, gender, location, music taste, and episode listening duration (Ashley Carman/The Verge)

Ashley Carman / The Verge:Spotify for Podcasters comes out of beta, giving podcasters valuable listener data like age, gender, location, music taste, and episode listening duration  —  Spotify for Podcasters comes out of beta today  —  Spotify is going to give podcasters listener data they can´t get anywhere else.

Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017 (Lucas Matney/TechCrunch)

Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:Polarity, which uses AI to analyze text on employee screens to augment it with context overlays, raises $8.1M Series AA following a $3.5M Series A in 2017  —  Reference docs and spreadsheets seemingly make the world go ´round, but what if employees could just close those tabs for good without losing that knowledge?
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