Alibaba, on its website, talked about its software’s ability to detect the faces of Uighurs and other ethnic minorities within images and videos, the New York Times reported. The report is likely to spark criticism for Alibaba, one of the world’s biggest and most valuable internet companies whose shares are listed in New York and Hong Kong. The Trump administration has stepped up its scrutiny...
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The Electric: Western Auto and Battery Makers’ Big Gamble on Indonesian Nickel
For much of the last century, metals companies have made stainless steel from nickel mined in Russia or the Philippines and smelted at temperatures up to 2,900 degrees. But demand for nickel is outstripping supplies because the metal is a key component in most electric vehicle batteries. So metals producers have turned to a new supplier—Indonesia, which possesses vast reserves of a previously...
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