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February 13, 2020, 8:15 PM

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Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Judge orders a temporary block on Microsoft's JEDI cloud contract with Pentagon, in response to a suit filed by Amazon  —  - A judge ordered Thursday a temporary block on the JEDI cloud contract in response to a lawsuit filed by Amazon.  — Last month, Amazon filed a motion asking the court …
Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:
DOJ announces a 16-count superseding indictment against Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou that includes charges of racketeering and conspiracy to steal IP  —  Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today …
Kim Zetter / VICE:
Researchers: Voatz, the voting app used in W. Virginia and four other states, has elementary security flaws that could let an attacker intercept and alter votes  —  A mobile voting app being used in West Virginia and other states has elementary security flaws that would allow someone …
Social Science One:
Social Science One and Facebook say they are now making a dataset with ~38M URLs available to academic researchers, two years after announcing the initiative  —  We are excited to announce that Social Science One and Facebook have completed, and are now making available to academic researchers …
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Larry Ellison is hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump next week; while Ellison has consistently backed Republicans, he wasn't a major Trump donor until now  —  Larry Ellison risks blowback from his employees at Oracle.  Phillip Faraone/Getty Images  —  It's the most significant endorsement …
Bloomberg Law:
California Supreme Court rules that Apple violated CA law by not paying employees for time during mandatory bag and iPhone searches at the end of their shifts  —  Listen  —  Apple Inc. violated California law when it failed to pay employees for time they spend waiting for mandatory bag …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
The Bloomberg campaign is working with Meme 2020, whose lead strategist is the CEO of Jerry Media, to create sponsored posts on influential Instagram accounts  —  A campaign of sponsored content for the candidate flourished suddenly on Instagram.  A new outfit, called Meme 2020, is behind it.
Zoe Schiffer / The Verge:
The CEO of Clinc, an AI chatbot maker that has raised $59M and whose clients include Walmart, resigned following an investigation into sexual misconduct  —  At an AI startup with deep ties to the University of Michigan, employees allege a pattern of sexual harassment by the CEO
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Senator Gillibrand proposes creating a government agency to protect internet privacy, similar to a bill proposed by a pair of California House Democrats  —  - New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand just became the latest lawmaker to propose digital privacy legislation.

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