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November 9, 2018, 7:30 PM

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Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon signs a deal with Apple, will start selling its latest devices, except the HomePod, in the US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan, and India  —  Amazon has signed a deal to expand the selection of Apple products on its sites worldwide.  —  The world's largest e-commerce company …
CoinDesk:
SEC fines the owner of decentralized cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta $388K, prompting fears of further enforcement action against crypto trading platforms  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) settlement with the founder of EtherDelta is likely the first of many enforcement actions …
Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to end forced arbitration for sexual-harassment claims, require execs at director level or above to disclose if they are dating someone in the company  —  Social-networking giant also revises policy for senior executives dating employees  —  Facebook Inc. FB -1.97% is ending …
Shannon Liao / The Verge:
Facebook has quietly released an app for iOS and Android called Lasso, designed to compete with TikTok, that lets users create short videos  —  The aging social media platform wishes to win teens over  —  Facebook has quietly released an app called Lasso that lets users create fun short videos designed …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
The New York Times is digitizing its 5-7M photo archive using Google AI to recognize text describing the photos and will use Google's storage services  —  Google's computer brains are helping The New York Times turn a historic archive of more than 5 million photos into digital data that'll appear …
Shanti S Nair / Reuters:
Report: BlackBerry is in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance for as much as $1.5B  —  (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is in talks to buy cybersecurity company Cylance Inc for as much as $1.5 billion, Business Insider reported on Friday, citing sources familiar with the matter.
More: Business InsiderTweets: @kenwattana
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
PayPal says it will cancel accounts of Proud Boys, Gavin McInnes, Tommy Robinson and a number of anti-fascist groups like Atlanta Antifa and Antifa Sacramento  —  PayPal said today that it will cancel accounts used by far-right group the Proud Boys as well as multiple accounts from anti-fascist groups.
Zoë Bernard / Business Insider:
Sources: Mary Meeker is seeking to raise around $1.25B for her new growth fund  —  - The famed tech investor Mary Meeker is aiming to raise about $1.25 billion for her new growth fund, multiple sources tell Business Insider.  — Meeker, a longtime partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers …
More: TechCrunchThanks:@stevetweedie
Jelter Meers / OCCRP:
Romania threatens to fine investigative non-profit RISE Project €650/day and up to €20M unless it reveals corruption investigation sources, citing GDPR  —  The Romanian Data Protection Authority (ANSPDCP) Thursday ordered investigative outlet RISE Project to reveal its sources …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
A US agency said hackers may have accessed partial SSNs, immigration status, tax information, and more in an October breach of healthcare.gov  —  Hackers siphoned off thousands of Healthcare.gov applications by breaking into the accounts of brokers and agents tasked with helping customers sign up for healthcare plans.
More: Gizmodo and reddit
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it has fixed an issue deactivating licenses on some Windows 10 Pro machines, says update will be automatically applied over next 24 hours  —  Microsoft's back-end activation issues which caused a number of Windows users to get false product-activation-error messages seems to be nearly fixed.

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