August 23, 2020, 6:25 PM

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The Verge:
In a new filing, Epic says revocation of its developer tools by Apple will harm the developer ecosystem and adds a declaration of support from Microsoft  —  ‘An unlawful effort to... chill any action by others who might dare oppose Apple,’ new motion reads  —  Apple is threatening …
Kif Leswing / 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 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. WeChat Users Alliance, a nonprofit, files a lawsuit in district court in SF against Trump's executive order banning transactions with WeChat and ByteDance  —  Group of users of popular Tencent-owned app says Trump administration's planned curbs violate civil rights, target Chinese-Americans
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:
David Berreby / National Geographic:
A detailed look at some key developments/breakthroughs in robotics, amid an increasing interest in robots during the pandemic, and what to expect in the future  —  Machines now perform all sorts of tasks: They clean big stores, patrol borders, and help autistic children.  But will they make life better for humans?
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
Alex Kantrowitz / OneZero :
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Datasembly, which scrapes data to offer a real time pricing tool for consumer goods, raises $10.3M Series A led by Craft Ventures  —  Washington-based Datasembly aims to take the guesswork out of the pricing for consumer goods.  —  The company founded by Ben Reich and Dan Gallagher initially started …
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.

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