"I think if you're advertising in GQ you should probably be also looking at a women's magazine as a viable partner and look at women as serious consumers of technology," Teen Vogue Digital Editorial Director Phillip Picardi said at a Thursday night event in Washington, D.C. where he joined colleague Marie Suter in accepting an award on behalf of the magazine.

Spending a little more time engaging with women could even help some of the recruitment efforts, Picardi suggested, speaking at the Center for Democracy and Technology's annual "Tech Prom." They have to "recognize that young women aren't going to show up for you until you show up for them."

Why it matters: Women make up just a third of Facebook's global workforce, 31 percent of the employees at Google and 32 percent at Apple.

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There's little consensus on TikTok's specific national security threat

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TikTok has become a Rorschach test for how U.S. politicians view China, with little consensus on the specifics of its threat to homeland security.

The big picture: Much of what D.C. fears about TikTok is fear itself, and that's reflected in President Trump's executive order to ban the app by Sept. 20 if it's not sold by parent company ByteDance — alongside another focused on Chinese messaging app WeChat and its parent company Tencent.

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

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The Treasury Department on Friday placed sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, following months of tension as she has allowed continued overreach by Beijing to subvert Hong Kong's autonomy.

Why it matters: It's the toughest sanction yet imposed on China for its destruction of Hong Kong’s relatively free political system.

GM's high-stakes electric move

The Cadillac Lyriq. Image courtesy of Cadillac

Cadillac on Thursday unveiled the Lyriq, the luxury brand's first all-electric model and GM's first consumer electric vehicle unveil since the Chevy Bolt several years ago.

Why it matters: It's the first reveal by GM of an electric vehicle that will use the company's new modular platform and Ultium battery system — technologies meant to underpin the 20 electric vehicles that GM plans to launch by 2023.