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Reuters TechnologyFeb 18, 2020
Venture capital firm Atomico backs European tech with $820 million fund
Venture capital firm Atomico has closed its fifth fund with $820 million to invest in early-stage technology companies in Europe, a region it said had come of age in terms of innovation and opportunity.

ComputerWorldFeb 17, 2020
How blockchain could help block fake news
In 2018, a video of former President Barrack Obama surfaced on YouTube explaining how easily technology could be used to manipulate video and create fake news. It got more than 7.2 million views.

In the video, Obama explains how we live in dangerous times when "enemies" can make anyone say anything at any point in time. Moments later, it's revealed that the video was itself faked.

Whether its news articles, images or video, fake and misleading content has proliferated across the internet over the past five or so years. One possible solution to the problem now being proposed would standardize how content is delivered online, with anything outside those standards not trusted.

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Yahoo Tech - Apple MacFeb 17, 2020
Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion
When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. The database profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad in Karakax County, and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends. Taken as a whole, the database offers the fullest view yet into how Chinese officials decided who to put into and let out of detention camps, as part of a crackdown that has locked away more than a million ethnic minorities, most of them Muslims.


TechCrunchFeb 17, 2020
MotoRefi raises $8.6 million to bring its auto refinancing platform to the masses
Americans are saddled with $1.2 trillion in auto loans, according to data collected by the Federal Reserve. And while that debt can be refinanced, even U.S. car owners who know it's an option face a complicated task. MotoRefi, a new fintech startup that was born out of QED Investors in 2017, says it has developed […]

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