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October 1, 2019, 10:30 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
In leaked audio from open meetings in July, Mark Zuckerberg talks about Facebook's challenges and potential breakup, politics, competitors, content moderators  —  In two hours of leaked audio, Mark Zuckerberg rallies Facebook employees against critics, competitors, and the US government.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect from Microsoft's event on October 2: Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, an ARM-based Surface, and at least a teaser of a dual-screen device  —  Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3, and some mysterious new hardware  —  Microsoft is holding a big Surface hardware event in New York City on Wednesday, October 2nd.
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Block.one settles with the SEC for $24M in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale; Block.one had raised ~$4.1B via ICO over a one-year period  —  EOS maker Block.One must pay $24 million in penalties for conducting an unregistered securities sale, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission …
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Microsoft now lets OneDrive users expand 1TB storage in 200GB increments and launches OneDrive Personal Vault, to protect folders using 2FA, available globally  —  Microsoft announced two major features for OneDrive back in June: Personal Vault and expandable storage.  Both of the features are launching worldwide today.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU top court rules that active consent is needed for non-essential cookies, like tracking cookies for targeted ads, rendering pre-checked consent boxes illegal  —  Europe's top court has ruled that pre-checked consent boxes for dropping cookies are not legally valid.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft rolls out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop globally, with a WVD client app available for Windows, Android, Mac, iOS, and HTML 5  —  Microsoft is rolling out its Azure-based Windows Virtual Desktop service and readying some new capabilities around Teams support and MSIX App Attach which could make it even more useful.
Jane Manchun Wong / @wongmjane:
Uber is testing a safety feature to let passengers record and send audio to the company if they are “uncomfortable” during a ride  —  Uber is testing “Record Audio” in case the rider is uncomfortable with the ride https://twitter.com/...
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Khatabook, which helps small Indian businesses record financial transactions digitally, raises $25M Series A from investors including GGV Capital, Sequoia India  —  Even as tens of millions of Indians have come online for the first time in recent years, most businesses in the nation remain offline.
Jason Torchinsky / Jalopnik:
Videos of owners trying Tesla's new Smart Summon feature, which show Teslas autonomously driving to owners with varying degrees of success, go viral  —  Just a few days ago, Tesla announced their new Version 10 software update, which included such things as the ability to play Cuphead …

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