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Trials Near for Boeing 737 MAX Fix

PARIS—The Federal Aviation Administration has signaled it is preparing to start flight trials of Boeing Co.’s proposed 737 MAX safety enhancement as early as this week, according to people familiar with the details, while the plane maker’s chief executive vowed to restore public confidence in the jet. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg said he was disappointed…

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Race to Public Markets Continues Despite Uber, Lyft Flops

The IPO market faced its first major test since the disappointing debuts of Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. and passed with flying colors. Investors eagerly snapped up shares of three companies that went public last week—cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike Holdings Inc., online pet-supply retailer Chewy Inc. and freelance-services marketplace Fiverr International Ltd.—and pushed them all…

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The ethics of deepfakes aren’t always black and white

Chances are if you’ve seen a deepfake, such as this now infamous video of Obama ‘speaking’ Comedian Jordan Peele’s words, it has left an uncomfortable feeling. Since deepfakes emerged in December 2017, most media coverage has focused on their potentially catastrophic applications. These range from deepfake pornography, ransomfakes, smear campaigns against politicians, and a new…

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