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August 22, 2020, 9:15 PM

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CNBC:
TikTok confirms it plans to sue the Trump administration as early as next week over executive order banning transactions with TikTok and ByteDance  —  TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration over the president's executive order banning transactions with the popular video-sharing app …
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Workplace chat apps may alter work conversations the way social media alters public discourse, leading to issues like internal divisions and group harassment  —  Slack and its counterparts ‘create problems, high school-type problems,’ one CEO said  —  Sitting among peers at a gathering a few years ago …
Wall Street Journal:
As workspace usage of Slack and Microsoft Teams soars, lawyers see an uptick in harassment claims, as messaging is more informal and often misinterpreted  —  Chat applications have become a major way employees stay connected, but some see an uptick in agitation and bullying
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Apple says it won't require IAP in WordPress app “since the developer removed the display of their service payment options”, apologizes for confusion caused  —  “We [...] apologize for any confusion that we have caused”  —  On Friday, the internet erupted in a small way to learn …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
FBI and CISA warn of an ongoing voice phishing campaign targeting remote workers in the US aimed at stealing login credentials for corporate networks/VPNs  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday issued a joint alert …
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero:
Q&A with Casey Newton on incentives for media and reporters in the age of social media, why some people in tech hate tech press, evolution of Facebook, and more  —  The Verge's Silicon Valley editor discusses tech media, recent issues with Facebook, and more … Part of the tech world is fed up with tech journalists.
Rana Ayyub / Washington Post:
In India, like in Myanmar and the Philippines previously, Facebook has no issue aiding dishonest and hateful authoritarian leaders to increase its market share  —  On Aug. 14, the Wall Street Journal published a damning story about Facebook's complicity in aiding and abetting Prime Minister …
Jane Wakefield / BBC:
UK's national statistics regulator says it will review the algorithm used by exam regulator Ofqual to decide grades for high school students  —  The national statistics regulator is stepping in to review the algorithm used by Ofqual to decide A-level grades for students who could not sit exams.
Grady McGregor / Fortune:
MediaTek stock dropped 10%+ this week as investors fear that newly tightened US sanctions against Huawei, announced this week, now also apply to MediaTek chips  —  Our mission to help you navigate the new normal is fueled by subscribers.  To enjoy unlimited access to our journalism, subscribe today.
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
In a legal filing, Apple accuses Epic Games of anticompetitive behavior, producing three emails from Tim Sweeney to show that Epic asked for a special deal  —  - Apple responded to Epic Games' lawsuit accusing it of anticompetitive behavior in its control of the App Store in a legal filing on Friday.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Sarah Kessler / OneZero :
Uber and Lyft's potential franchise model is reminiscent of FedEx's similar move, when FedEx shifted from employing independent contractors to fleet operators  —  A new ‘franchise’ model could help the companies without necessarily improving working conditions
Varsha Bansal / Coda Story:
Hyderabad, with 500K+ CCTV cameras, has become India's most surveilled city and a test bed for AI-based visual surveillance tech for the rest of the country  —  Hyderabad's IT industry brought jobs and growth to the city.  Critics now say the same technology is being used to watch the moves of every citizen

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