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When we look back at what happened to the Uighurs, what will we ask ourselves? Did we know what was going on? What actually happened? And how did we allow it to happen? The Associated Press report is chilling and reminds us that something must be done. If you want to educate yourself on this issues, please read about China’s Repression of Uighurs in Xinjiang, More from HRW, and some great pieces from Jewish World Watch (Genocide AlertUyghur Act signed into law)

This week I really urge you to read the Whatsapp piece and if you are interested in the Future of Work, there are two pieces from Mckinsey, one about Europe and the other on Automation in Japan. There is a great article about TikTok and data tracking, but I'd guess that any social network is tracking you in the same way. 

Stay sane, stay safe!

Onward! - Rahim

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My recommendations for this week

1. How technology literally changes our brains Link- we are all shallow
2. There’s a massive scam hiding behind Google’s search results Link
3. How We Told the Story of Hamilton Link- Disney Plus anyone?
4. Is the Five-Day Office Week Over Link
5. Covid-19 is here to stay. People will have to adapt Link
6. The Future of Work in Europe Link
7. 10 Types of Innovation: The Art of Discovering a Breakthrough Product Link
8. Did a Chinese Hack Kill Canada’s Greatest Tech Company? Link
9. There are more streaming choices than ever — why are prices going up? Link
10. Where Did My Ambition Go? Link

My Tech Recommendations for this Week

1. The Tour de France Is Going Virtual, and It Starts This Weekend Link
2. What's wrong with WhatsApp Link- Must Read
3. This new high-tech glove translates sign language into speech in real time Link
4. The future of work in Japan: Accelerating automation after COVID-19 Link
5. These plant-based steaks come out of a 3D printer Link
6. Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China Link- Not Again
7. Guy Who Reverse-Engineered TikTok Reveals The Scary Things He Learned, Advises People To Stay Away From It Link
8. A Highway to Smell: How Scientists Used Light to Incept Smell in Mice Link
9. Networks of self-driving trucks are becoming a reality in the US Link
10. Apple’s Relentless Strategy, Execution, and Point of View Link
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