Oracle has begun monitoring TikTok’s algorithms and content moderation models to show U.S. lawmakers that the social networking service is free of interference from Chinese authorities, Axios reported . This is the latest sign of Oracle’s efforts to ensure that TikTok, the viral video app owned by China-based ByteDance, is viewed as a major cloud customer win instead of a national security...
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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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