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Increasingly automated job screening systems are forcing job seekers to adopt time-consuming tasks to be noticed, like writing application-specific resumes (Nick Keppler/VICE)

Nick Keppler / VICE: Increasingly automated job screening systems are forcing job seekers to adopt time-consuming tasks to be noticed, like writing application-specific resumes  —  Jeffrey Johnson was on one continuous job search, more or less, for 12 years.  —  After the recession shuttered the textbook publisher …

Google says it saw a 98% drop in the number of Play Store apps accessing SMS/call log data in 2019 since cracking down on apps abusing permissions in Oct. 2018 (Jon Fingas/Engadget)

Jon Fingas / Engadget: Google says it saw a 98% drop in the number of Play Store apps accessing SMS/call log data in 2019 since cracking down on apps abusing permissions in Oct. 2018  —  Google has been clamping down on Android apps that abuse permissions, and that appears to have had a very tangible effect on the Play Store.

In a presentation, online retailers in India ask the government to scale back a proposal for 1% tax on each sale made by third-party sellers on their platforms (Manoj Kumar/Reuters)

Manoj Kumar / Reuters: In a presentation, online retailers in India ask the government to scale back a proposal for 1% tax on each sale made by third-party sellers on their platforms  —  NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Amazon and Walmart´s Flipkart are among online retailers demanding that India scale back a proposed tax …

Sources: Google is in talks with publishers, mostly outside the US, about paying a licensing fee for content that would be in a premium news product (Benjamin Mullin/Wall Street Journal)

Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal: Sources: Google is in talks with publishers, mostly outside the US, about paying a licensing fee for content that would be in a premium news product  —  The search giant is in talks with some publishers about paying a fee for content that would be part of a premium news product

Inside the global cybersecurity market, which could be worth $266B by 2024, its talent shortage, and the role of automation and AI in adressing the skills gap (Paul Sawers/VentureBeat)

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat: Inside the global cybersecurity market, which could be worth $266B by 2024, its talent shortage, and the role of automation and AI in adressing the skills gap  —  The cybersecurity skills shortage is well documented, but the gap seems to be widening.  The 2019 Cybersecurity Workforce study produced …

DOJ has charged the owner of Helix, a dark web Bitcoin mixer service operating from 2014-2017, for allegedly laundering bitcoins worth $300M+ at the time (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: DOJ has charged the owner of Helix, a dark web Bitcoin mixer service operating from 2014-2017, for allegedly laundering bitcoins worth $300M+ at the time  —  This is the first case the DOJ has brought against a Bitcoin mixer.  —  US authorities have arrested and charged an Ohio man for running a …
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