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October 11, 2019, 7:45 AM

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Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
China is now projecting its Internet power abroad using state-sponsored DDoS attacks, malware, client-side filtering and surveillance, economic sanctions, more  —  Those outside the People's Republic of China (PRC) are accustomed to thinking of the Internet censorship practices of the Chinese state …
Mark Kern / @grummz:
[Thread] Former World of Warcraft developer lead denounces Blizzard, says Chinese investment in game companies is silencing voices for freedom and democracy  —  This hurts. But until Blizzard reverses their decision on @blitzchungHS I am giving up playing Classic WoW, which I helped make and helped convince Blizzard to relaunch. There will be no Mark of Kern guild after all. Let me explain why I am #BoycottBlizzard
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Wall Street Journal:
Charles Duhigg / New Yorker:
A deep dive into Amazon's enormous growth over the past decade as it tries to maintain its lean management culture and prepares to fend off regulators  —  Politicians want to rein in the retail giant.  But Jeff Bezos, the master of cutthroat capitalism, is ready to fight back.
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Hands-on with leaked Google's Pixelbook Go laptop: 8GB-16GB RAM, 64GB-256GB storage, 13.3-inch Full HD/4K display, 3.5mm headphone jack, and 2MP camera  —  We told you everything there is to know about the Pixelbook Go last month, but now we've got the goods.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Twitter releases new Catalyst app for macOS Catalina, now available to download in the Mac App Store  —  The most notable Catalyst app yet  —  Twitter's stop-start history of Mac development entered a new era today with the release of yet another all-new app.
Lauren Goode / Wired:
The Essential Gem's unveiling resurfaces allegations against Andy Rubin, making clear that it's becoming hard to disassociate products from their makers  —  The Essential Gem's unveiling makes clear that it's becoming harder to disassociate new products from the people making them.
Elizabeth Montalbano / Threatpost:
Researchers identify zero-day vulnerability in iTunes for Windows, now patched, that was exploited by attackers to deliver BitPaymer/iEncrypt ransomware  —  Bad actors are actively targeting a vulnerability in the Windows version of Apple iTunes to deliver BitPaymer/iEncrypt ransomware.
CNBC:
SAP CEO Bill McDermott steps down after over nine years, will be an adviser until year end; board members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein appointed co-CEOs  —  SAP said on Thursday that Bill McDermott is stepping down as CEO after more than nine years running the German software company.
Kate Clark / TechCrunch:
Lattice, an employee performance and engagement management platform, raises $25M Series C at a valuation of around $200M, six months after a $15M Series B  —  The secretive New York-based hedge fund Tiger Global Management has led a $25 million Series C investment in Lattice …

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