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September 13, 2019, 5:05 PM

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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Bipartisan House lawmakers ask Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple for detailed information about internal operations and execs' emails in antitrust probe  —  A congressional antitrust investigation into Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google entered a new phase Friday, after lawmakers called …
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Discord says it's phasing out the digital game store it launched less than a year ago as part of its $9.99 per month Nitro subscription service, by October 15  —  The company says few subscribers actually took advantage of Nitro Games  —  Discord seemingly isn't the place where people want to go for subscription gaming.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
US Treasury sanctions three North Korean state-sponsored hacking groups, Lazarus, Bluenoroff, and Andarial; Lazarus was responsible for WannaCry ransomware  —  US wants to seize financial assets associated with the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andarial.  —  The US Department …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
WeWork announces sweeping corporate governance changes in amended S-1; sources: WeWork is now seeking a valuation as low as $10B to $12B in its IPO  —  KEY POINTS  — WeWork's valuation may fall below $15 billion, CNBC's David Faber reported Friday.  Its private valuation was as high as $47 billion.
April Glaser / Slate:
How incidents like banning an “Always Punch Nazis” comic at Kickstarter led to a unionization push by employees who believe in the altruistic image of the brand  —  Kickstarter never wanted to be a normal tech company.  A crowdfunding platform for artists, gadget-makers …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube says it will no longer allow paid views and advertising to influence its YouTube Music Charts, instead calculating rankings based only on organic plays  —  YouTube will no longer allow paid views and advertising to influence its YouTube Music Charts, the company announced this morning.
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
AT&T's WarnerMedia signs an exclusive five-year deal with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot for TV, film, and streaming projects; sources: deal is worth ~$250M  —  Bad Robot, the production company he runs with his wife and co-CEO, Katie McGrath, will now have all of its divisions …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
iOS 13 exploit bypasses the lockscreen to get access to contacts, appears to be fixed in beta copies of iOS 13.1, which is slated for release on September 30  —  Security flaw should be fixed in iOS 13.1  —  Apple is planning to release iOS 13 next week, but one security researcher has already discovered a lockscreen bypass.

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