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December 26, 2019, 3:50 PM

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Chuin-Wei Yap / Wall Street Journal:
Huawei got ~$46B in loans from Chinese state lenders, saved $25B in taxes from state incentives, $2B in land discounts, and $1.6B in grants in the last 25 years  —  China's tech champion got as much as $75 billion in tax breaks, financing and cheap resources as it became the world's top telecom vendor
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube gives creators more ways to handle copyright disputes with a YouTube Studio update that includes an Assisted Trim tool to edit out claimed content  —  An automatic trim feature helps directly tackle the problem  —  YouTube's recent Studio update is finally giving people an easier way to deal with copyright claim disputes.
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Sources: building on tactics deployed during 2018 midterms, US Cyber Command is exploring additional strategies to counter Russian 2020 election interference  —  Military cyber officials are developing information warfare tactics that could be deployed against senior Russian officials …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Uber says Travis Kalanick, its former CEO, will step down from the company's board of directors effective Dec. 31; Kalanick has sold all of his stock in Uber  —  - Uber co-founder Travis Kalanick is leaving the board effective Dec. 31.  — Kalanick was ousted as CEO in 2017 but remained a director.
Varun Mishra / Counterpoint Research:
iPhone XR has been the top-selling model globally in every quarter since Q4 2018 and contributed to over one-quarter of total Apple sales in Q3 2019  —  According to Counterpoint Research's Market Pulse, the iPhone XR was the top-selling model globally in Q3 2019, capturing 3% market share.
Cade Metz / New York Times:
Chuck Peddle, a key designer of the cheap MOS 6502 CPU that powered the first big wave of personal computers, like Commodore PET and Apple II, has died at 82  —  His invention brought digital technology to a new breed of consumer devices and powered early Apple and Commodore computers.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher says he was able to match 17M phone numbers to Twitter user accounts by exploiting a flaw in Twitter's Android app, before Twitter blocked his effort  —  A security researcher said he has matched 17 million phone numbers to Twitter user accounts by exploiting a flaw in Twitter's Android app.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Report: APT20, a Chinese government-linked hacking group, has bypassed key fob-enabled 2FA in recent attacks on government orgs and managed service providers  —  Chinese state-sponsored group APT20 has been busy hacking government entities and managed service providers.

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