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September 3, 2020, 12:35 PM

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook says it will limit message forwarding on Messenger to five people or groups at a time to tackle the spread of misinformation  —  The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook says it will stop accepting new political ads a week before the US presidential election, as part of steps to protect against election interference  —  Striking a compromise to prevent election misinformation  —  Facebook will stop taking new political advertising in the United States …
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Qualcomm announces Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 5G for Windows ARM-based laptops, with better AI performance and support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1  —  Here's a sign that the troubled Windows on Snapdragon platform isn't going away anytime soon: Qualcomm is announcing today its new made-for-PC processor based on ARM design.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple says it will offer one-time use codes for developers to entice users with free or discounted subscriptions, redeemable on iOS 14 and iPadOS 14  —  Apple is introducing a change to how subscriptions work.  No, it's not lowering its cut, despite the government's antitrust investigation and its lawsuit with Epic.
Ben Lovejoy / 9to5Mac:
US Appeals court rules that Apple must pay 12,000+ retail workers in California for time they spent going through security screenings at the end of their shifts  —  An appeals court has ruled that Apple must pay retail staff for the time they spend waiting for their bags to be searched before they leave the store.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Federal appeals court rules the NSA's mass surveillance program was possibly unconstitutional and the program's “bulk collection” of metadata was illegal  —  The National Security Agency program that swept up details on billions of Americans' phone calls was illegal and possibly unconstitutional …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Federal judges in Chicago rejected three government “geofence warrant” requests, concluding the requests violated 4th Amendment probable cause requirements  —  Two federal magistrate judges in three separate opinions have ruled that a geofence warrant violates …
Apple:
Apple invests in world's largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark and advances clean energy efforts in Germany to expand renewable energy footprint in Europe  —  World's largest onshore wind turbines in Denmark and new clean energy efforts in Germany advance Apple's new 2030 carbon neutral goal
The Daily Beast:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg said Facebook is developing internal forums with “strong moderation” after an internal pro-police post from a staffer stirred outrage  —  “I don't believe people working here should have to be confronted with divisive conversations while they're trying to work …

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