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August 11, 2020, 4:40 AM

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NBC News:
Sources: an internal Facebook probe into QAnon shows the size of the conspiracy theory's community: millions of members and followers across thousands of Groups  —  An internal investigation by Facebook has uncovered thousands of groups and pages, with millions of members and followers …
Bloomberg:
In a lawsuit brought by CA's AG, judge issues a preliminary injunction ordering Uber, Lyft to convert their drivers to employees, paused for 10 days for appeals  —  - Ride-hailing companies ordered to comply with state law  — San Francisco judge pauses preliminary injunction for appeal
Dara Khosrowshahi / New York Times:
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Facebook says it has created a new group to run all of its payments projects with David Marcus at the helm; hires former Upwork CEO as VP of Facebook Payments  —  - Libra cryptocurrency co-creator David Marcus to lead new group  — Former UpWork CEO Stephane Kasriel joins as payments VP
Reuters:
Russian competition watchdog FAS says Apple abused its dominance of the mobile apps market and must resolve issues with iOS App Store; Apple says it will appeal  —  MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian competition watchdog FAS on Monday said that Apple Inc has abused its dominant position …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
In the wake of a widely protested presidential election in Belarus, nonprofits and companies including Twitter are reporting parts of the internet being blocked  —  Twitter, local journalists, and internet freedom organizations report that there are widespread internet blocks in Belarus.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
In iOS 14, Apple News+ publishers' web links are opened in the Apple News app by default for Apple News+ subscribers, though this feature can be turned off  —  Apple News in iOS 14 and macOS Big Sur has a toggle that's designed to open web links from ‌Apple News‌+ publishers directly …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google announces that Google Maps now has CarPlay Dashboard support and a simple version of the app will be rolling out to Apple Watch in the coming weeks  —  Google today announced two big features for its mapping service on Apple platforms.  After removing in 2017, Google Maps is bringing …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Report: since January, a group has been hijacking Tor exit relay nodes to perform SSL stripping attacks, peaking in May when the group ran 23.95% of all nodes  —  At one point, the group ran almost a quarter of all Tor exit nodes.  Group still controls 10% of all Tor exit nodes today.
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Cade Metz / New York Times:
Frances Allen, who conducted groundbreaking work on software compilers in the 1960s and won the Turing Award in 2006, has died at 88  —  One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon rebrands Twitch Prime as Prime Gaming; the service will still give Prime subscribers perks, including free games, on the live streaming platform  —  Prime Gaming now sits more logically alongside Prime perks like Prime Video and Prime Reading  —  Amazon is rebranding Twitch Prime …
Reuters:
Sources: TikTok's separation from ByteDance could take over a year, well beyond Trump and Microsoft's Sept. 15 timeline, as Microsoft negotiates the transition  —  (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's (MSFT.O) bid to carve out parts of TikTok from its Chinese owner ByteDance will be a technically complex endeavor …
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