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December 9, 2019, 10:20 AM

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Australian Financial Review:
Beijing orders all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign PC equipment and software within three years, allowing only Chinese-made tech  —  Yuan Yang and Nian Liu  —  Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment …
Financial Times:
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat is testing Cameos, a Bitmoji alternative that lets users replace the faces of people with selfies in Snapchat-made short looping videos  —  Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you can then share.
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.
New York Times:
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 …
Jeffrey R. Young / EdSurge:
Education software company Instructure says it is being acquired for $47.60 per share or ~$2B by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo  —  Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo …
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.

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