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August 17, 2020, 4:30 PM

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@epicnewsroom:
Epic Games says Apple informed it that all of Epic's developer accounts will be terminated on August 28; Epic has asked a court to issue a restraining order  —  Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store and has informed Epic that on Friday, August 28 Apple will terminate all our developer accounts and cut Epic off from iOS and Mac development tools. We are asking the court to stop this retaliation. Details here: https://cdn2.unrealengine.com/ ...
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple will likely defeat Epic in court, but every decision it makes favoring itself, and not society in general, is an invitation to scrutinize its power  —  Manage your Stratechery subscription.  —  Circuit Judge Consuelo M. Callahan, in last week's decision by the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Jamie Smyth / Financial Times:
Google warns Australians that a plan to make it pay for news content threatens privacy, free Search and YouTube; Australia says the open letter contains misinfo  —  Internet group has also paused licensing deals with outlets due to proposed regulation  —  Google has warned …
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Robinhood says it raised $200M Series G from D1 Capital Partners, valuing it at $11.2B, up from a $8.6B valuation it received after last month's $320M raise  —  The popular stock trading app Robinhood announced on Monday that it raised a $200 million Series G funding round from a new investor, D1 Capital Partners.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
UK government reverses course after using an algorithm to calculate high school exam results, using teacher estimates instead, following claims of serious bias  —  Protesters chanted ‘Fuck the algorithm’ outside the country's Department for Education  —  The UK has said that students …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
US says it will further tighten restrictions on Huawei's access to semiconductors and add its affiliates in 21 countries to the government's economic blacklist  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is set to announce on Monday it will further tighten restrictions on Huawei Technologies Co …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Apple expands its independent repair shop program to Macs, after it debuted last year for iPhones only  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday it had expanded a program that provides parts and training to independent repair shops to cover its Mac computers.
Steve Dent / Engadget:
ZTE says it will unveil Axon 20 5G, the first “mass-produced” smartphone with an under-display camera, on September 1; leak hints at a 6.92" display and more  —  ZTE has announced that it will release the first “mass-produced” smartphone with an under-display selfie camera, with the launch set for September 1st.

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