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Flicking the kill switch: governments embrace internet shutdowns as a form of control — The Guardian

In 2021, there were 182 shutdowns in 34 countries, according to Access Now, a non-government organisation that tracks connectivity around the world, according to the report by Julia Bergin, Louisa Lim, Nyein Nyein and Andrew Nachemson.

Here is the link: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/aug/29/flicking-the-kill-switch-governments-embrace-internet-shutdowns-as-a-form-of-control

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Best Buy to implement generative AI working with Accenture, Google

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Intel introduces Gaudi 3 AI accelerator: Going bigger and aiming higher in AI market — AnandTech

The latest iteration of Gaudi will be launching in the third quarter of 2024, and Intel is already shipping samples to customers now, writes Ryan Smith.

Google unveils custom Arm-based chips, following similar efforts at rivals Amazon and Microsoft — CNBC

Google is launching a custom-built Arm-based server chip that will become available later in 2024, according to the report.