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January 9, 2020, 2:05 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook says it won't back down from allowing lies in political ads but will give users the option to see fewer political ads in their feed and in Instagram  —  The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies.  But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.
Emma Williams / Microsoft 365 Blog:
Microsoft says it will roll out Teams features aimed at deskless workers, like Walkie Talkie, SMS sign-in, and shared device sign-out, later this quarter  —  Companies at the forefront of digital transformation recognize how critical it is to enable all of their people with the right technology and tools.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla patches an actively exploited Firefox zero-day flaw that could allow attackers to take control of computers by accessing sensitive memory locations  —  Flaw allows attackers to access sensitive memory locations that are normally off-limits.  —  Mozilla has released a new version …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Verizon eliminates bundles and contracts for Fios line of TV, broadband, and phone services, will now sell them as standalone products via “Mix & Match on Fios”  —  Verizon — feeling the pain of customer cancellations over high pay-TV prices — is killing off bundles …
David Gilbert / VICE:
Facebook moderators in Ireland say company policies, including tracking toilet breaks and setting unrealistic quality standards, add to their trauma  —  Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox?  Sign up here.  —  DUBLIN — When Valera Zaicev began working in Dublin …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
In letter to senators, Ring says it has fired four employees over the last four years after it was notified about the employees' improper access to user videos  —  Amazon-owned home security camera company Ring has fired employees for improperly accessing Ring users' video data …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Business analytics software company Sisense raises $100M at a $1B+ valuation and says it now has 2,000 customers, including Tinder, Philips, and Nasdaq  —  Sisense, an enterprise startup that has built a business analytics business out of the premise of making big data as accessible as possible to users …
New York Times:
TikTok says it has fixed major security vulnerabilities that could have let hackers manipulate content, gain access to private videos, and extract personal data  —  The vulnerabilities, which the app says it has fixed, could have let attackers manipulate content and extract personal data.

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