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Blood, sweat, and batteries — Fortune

Two-thirds of the world’s cobalt, an essential ingredient in our smartphones and electric cars, comes from one of the planet’s poorest countries. All too often it is mined by children.

Read the story produced with support from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting by Vivienne Walt and Sebastian Meyer.

Here is the link: http://fortune.com/longform/blood-sweat-and-batteries/

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The FDA will apparently let Elon Musk put a computer in a human’s brain — The Verge

Elon Musk’s brain-computer interface company Neuralink says it has received Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to launch its first in-human clinical study, writes Sean Hollister and Jay Peters.

Sam Altman says OpenAI will leave the EU if there’s any real AI regulation – Gizmodo

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s overseas charm offensive is continuing...

FBI abused spy law but only like 280,000 times in a year — The Register

The FBI misused controversial surveillance powers more than 278,000 times between 2020 and early 2021, writes Jessica Lyons Hardcastle.

Meta slapped with record $1.3 billion EU fine over data privacy — CNN

Meta has been fined a record-breaking €1.2 billion ($1.3 billion) by European Union regulators for violating EU privacy laws by transferring the personal data of Facebook users to servers in the United States, writes Hanna Ziady. 

Indians harassed by spam calls flood on WhatsApp — BBC

As part of its "preventive actions to combat abuse"...