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December 8, 2019, 5:35 PM

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Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Nancy Pelosi is pushing to remove language similar to Section 230 from the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which could delay its passage in the House  —  New opposition from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week left the tech industry at risk of losing a cherished trade deal provision that could help cement its liability shield.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the updated Mac Pro, starting at $5,999, and the Pro Display XDR, starting at $4,999, will be available to order on December 10  —  Apple this evening has sent an email blast announcing that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December 10.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Reddit says a leak of official US-UK trade documents on its platform was part of a Russian political influence campaign, bans 61 accounts and one subreddit  —  Reddit bans 61 accounts and one subreddit for “misuse of the platform.”  —  Reddit said today that a leak of official US-UK trade documents …
Caroline Spivack / Curbed NY:
Report: Amazon leases 335K square feet of office space in NYC without any tax incentives, less than a year after pulling out of its larger HQ2 campus deal  —  Amazon is renting new office space in the Hudson Yards neighborhood.  Max Touhey  —  The e-commerce titan remains interested in the Big Apple
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
Dara Khosrowshahi on Uber's safety report, why two-thirds of rape cases haven't been reported to the police, and Uber's approach to driver and rider safety  —  Uber is a ‘reflection of society,’ says ride-hailing chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi  —  Uber provided many numbers this week …
Rob Pegoraro / Ars Technica:
An overview of 5G rollout plans in the US, technical limitations of millimeter-wave, mid-band, and low-band 5G frequencies, the state of 5G hardware, and more  —  5G is many things—but the most interesting part is what it will eventually become.  —  127 with 80 posters participating
Reuters:
Ericsson admits it has bribed officials while selling telecom equipment in Asia, agrees to pay $1.1B in fines to US DOJ and SEC  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing …
Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at the mixed legacy of Alphabet's organizational structure, which sometimes led to the duplication of efforts among Google and Alphabet's other companies  —  With Larry Page and Sergey Brin stepping back (again!), Google CEO Sundar Pichai is now in charge of Alphabet—and its dysfunction.
Cameron Wilson / BuzzFeed:
Admins of local Facebook groups, which are often a town square, neighborhood watch, and an emergency info service rolled into one, on what it's like to run them  —  Untrained volunteers are running communities that are a town square, Neighbourhood Watch and emergency information service all rolled into one.

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