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February 14, 2020, 4:25 AM

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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 …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ has charged the owner of Helix, a dark web Bitcoin mixer service operating from 2014-2017, for allegedly laundering bitcoins worth $300M+ at the time  —  This is the first case the DOJ has brought against a Bitcoin mixer.  —  US authorities have arrested and charged an Ohio man for running a …
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
YouTube TV to end support for subscriptions through Apple in-app purchases on March 13  —  YouTube today sent out emails to customers who are subscribed to its YouTube TV service through Apple's App Store, letting them know that ‌App Store‌ subscriptions are going to be discontinued in March.
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 …
Bloomberg Law:
California Supreme Court rules that Apple violated CA law by not paying employees at its stores for time spent on mandatory bag and iPhone searches  —  Listen  —  Apple Inc. violated California law when it failed to pay employees for time they spend waiting for mandatory bag and iPhone searches …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google has removed 500+ malicious Chrome extensions from its Web Store, likely affecting millions of users, that were part of a long-running ad fraud network  —  A network of malicious Chrome extensions was injecting malicious ads in millions of Chrome installs.
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 …
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
Cybersecurity company Praetorian raises $10M Series A from McKinsey and Bill Wood Ventures  —  Praetorian, an Austin-based cybersecurity company, announced this morning a $10 million Series A round of funding.  —  A few things stood out to me about this round.  For one, its investors.
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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

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