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October 11, 2019, 11:25 PM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Visa, Mastercard, eBay, and Stripe say they are exiting Facebook's Libra Association, following PayPal, which announced its withdrawal last week  —  - EBay, Visa, Mastercard and Stripe announced Friday they will no longer be part of Facebook's libra cryptocurrency project.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission:
SEC says it has obtained a temporary restraining order against Telegram's $1.7B TON cryptocurrency ICO  —  The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has filed an emergency action and obtained temporary restraining order against two offshore entities conducting an alleged unregistered …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Blizzard says its decision over the Hearthstone controversy had nothing to do with China, reduces player's suspension to six months and restores his prize money  —  It claims the ban has nothing to do with China  —  Video game developer Blizzard Entertainment has finally broken its silence …
Danny O'Brien / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
Apple launches an internal studio, allowing it to own its content; the first series will be Masters of the Air, a follow-up to HBO's Band of Brothers  —  ‘Masters of the Air,’ which was originally developed for HBO, will be the third story in the WWII saga from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks …
Kate Conger / New York Times:
Uber buys grocery delivery startup Cornershop, which operates in Chile, Mexico, Peru, and Canada; Mexico blocked Walmart's acquisition of Cornershop in June  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Uber has acquired a majority stake in the grocery delivery start-up Cornershop for an undisclosed sum …
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Source: Andy Rubin left Playground Global, the venture firm he founded, in May, with a payout of more than $9M  —  Android creator Andy Rubin left Google with a $90 million exit package after investigations into sexual misconduct.  Now he's out at Playground Global, the venture firm he founded …
Shwanika Narayan / San Francisco Chronicle:
California AG issues draft rules outlining how businesses should stay compliant with the state's new privacy law due to take effect January 1  —  California Attorney General Xavier Becerra released a series of draft regulations Thursday aimed at getting businesses to comply …
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
The Biden campaign asked Google and Twitter to take down Trump's misleading campaign ad, in addition to asking Facebook, and both companies refused the request  —  (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign sent letters over the last week to Facebook Inc …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researcher shows how spies, criminals, or saboteurs can implant a chip in enterprise IT equipment to allow stealthy backdoor access using cheap $200 equipment  —  A new proof-of-concept hardware implant shows how easy it may be to hide malicious chips inside IT equipment.
Kareem Anderson / OnMSFT.com:
Mixer co-founder Matt Salsamendi leaves the platform after last week's departure of co-founder James Boehm; VP for Xbox Live and Mixer Mike Ybarra has also left  —  Despite snagging gaming headliner Ninja to the platform, Mixer is arguably in the midst of a representative evolution …

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