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August 24, 2020, 10:40 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg stoked concerns about Chinese internet companies and TikTok in meetings with officials and several senators in Washington, DC last fall  —  Social-media tycoon emphasized threat from Chinese internet companies as he worked to fend off U.S. regulation of Facebook
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
CNBC:
TikTok confirms it plans to sue the Trump administration as early as this 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 …
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 …
Stephen Warwick / iMore:
Sidney Fussell / Wired:
US law enforcement agencies are getting more savvy about using information collected by smart speakers and other devices as part of criminal investigations  —  Requests are rising from law enforcement for information on the devices, which can include internet queries, food orders, and overheard conversations.
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 …

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