• Prowler.io, which uses AI to help businesses make decisions in areas like asset management and logistics, raises $24M led by Tencent at a $100M valuation (Jeremy Kahn/Bloomberg)
  • Mobileye CEO Amnon Shashua on the current state of AI, Intel’s plans for its autonomous mobility service, and the importance of developing alternatives to LIDAR (Tiernan Ray/ZDNet)
  • 32 current and former employees on the cultural shift inside Google and the decline in trust and communication between the rank and file and the management (Beth Kowitt/Fortune)

US grants temporary license for Huawei to support products

A few days after strictly limiting Huawei’s ability to do business with US companies, the US Commerce Department on Monday issued a temporary license to the Chinese firm to keep support for its existing products.  The temporary general license, effective from Monday through August 19, “authorizes engagement in transactions… necessary to maintain and support existing and currently fully operational networks and equipment, including software updates and patches, subject to legally…

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Political Parties Still Have Cybersecurity Hygiene Problems

In the three years since Russian operatives breached the servers of the Democratic National Committee and threw presidential politics into a state of perpetual chaos, countries around the world have been on notice to the threat of foreign interference in elections. But as the US prepares for another presidential election next year, and as the European Union holds parliamentary elections this week, a new report reveals a range of obvious…

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Microsoft Launches First Edge Preview Builds For Mac Users

Microsoft today announced the launch of a preview or canary build of its Microsoft Edge browser designed for the macOS operating system. Microsoft Edge for macOS can be installed from the Microsoft Edge Insider site on compatible Macs. MacRumors reports: Microsoft says that the initial build available today includes several interface changes to meld the Microsoft design language with the design language of macOS: “Examples of this include a number…

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DHS Reportedly Warns of Chinese-Made Drones Stealing Data

Drones May Be Sending Data Back to China, According to News ReportsThe Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, accordin…

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UN Chief Warns Nuclear Waste Could Be Leaking Into the Pacific

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Engadget: A UN chief is concerned that a Cold War-era nuclear ‘coffin’ could be leaking radioactive material into the Pacific. According to Phys.org, the structure in question is on Enewetak atoll in the Marshall Islands — where the U.S. conducted 67 nuclear weapons tests between 1946 and 1958. The tests included the Castle Bravo hydrogen bomb, which was reportedly about 1,000 times bigger…

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