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September 20, 2019, 2:15 PM

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Twitter:
Twitter suspends more state-backed accounts for information operations; this batch originated in China, UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Spain, and Ecuador  —  In October 2018, we disclosed the first comprehensive archive of state-backed information operations on Twitter.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the new iPhones include a new software and hardware system to reduce performance impacts as battery ages, making them less susceptible to throttling  —  The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max include a dynamic power management system — a combination of hardware and software …
Sundar Pichai / The Keyword:
Google says it will invest €3B over the next two years to expand its data centers across Europe, and €600M in 2020 to expand its data center in Hamina, Finland  —  Today I am in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with Finnish Prime Minister Rinne to discuss his priorities for the European Union Presidency …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
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Colin Campbell / Polygon:
French court rules that European consumers can resell games they bought on Steam, just as they are able to resell packaged, physical games  —  Valve pledges to fight ruling  —  A French high court this week delivered a blow to Valve, ruling that European consumers are legally free …
Bloomberg:
Mark Zuckerberg met with President Trump during his visit to Washington, where the Facebook CEO also met with a number of members of Congress  —  - Senator Hawley urged Facebook to sell WhatsApp, Instagram  — CEO also pressed on privacy, independent content audits, bias
Gareth Corfield / The Register:
UK supermarket Tesco shuts down its parking validation web app after tens of millions of photos of cars with visible license plates were left unsecured online  —  Ranger Services goes to ground over unsecured Azure blob  —  Exclusive Tesco has shuttered its parking validation web app …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Procore has hired Goldman Sachs in preparation for an IPO that could value the construction-management software platform at more than $4B  —  - Construction software provider may list as soon as this year  — Backers include Tiger Global Management and Iconiq Capital
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Jeff Bezos announces the Climate Pledge, for businesses like Amazon to commit to meet the Paris Agreement's zero-carbon goal by 2040, 10 years ahead of schedule  —  During a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington this morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alongside former United …

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