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October 11, 2019, 2:25 AM

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John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Wall Street Journal:
Google removed a game from the Play store that allowed players to role-play as Hong Kong protesters, says it violated rules related to “sensitive events”  —  HKmap.live raised concerns of endangering law enforcement and residents; ‘The Revolution of Our Times,’ violated rules related to sensitive events,' Google says
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Mark Kern / @grummz:
Lauren Strapagiel / BuzzFeed News:
Verna Yu / The Guardian:
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.
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.
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.
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple adds a new option in iOS 13.2 beta that allows users to delete their Siri and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings  —  Today's iOS 13.2 beta introduces a new option that allows iPhone and iPad users to delete their Siri and Dictation history and opt out of sharing audio recordings …

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