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September 3, 2020, 11:10 AM

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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 …
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
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 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook says Watch now has over 1.25B monthly viewers, counting everyone who streamed for at least one minute  —  Facebook Watch, the social giant's two-year-old video streaming platform, has become a massive destination — now attracting over 1.25 billion users each month, the company claims.
More: TechCrunch
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
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 …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
In an about face, Facebook bans a BJP politician in India for violating its hate speech policies, after reports its lobbying exec Ankhi Das defended his posts  —  T. Raja Singh is a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party
Monica Alleven / FierceWireless:
FCC says Verizon, Dish, Charter, and Comcast were the 4 highest bidders in a ~$4.6B 3.5GHz band auction; Dish secured the most 3.5GHz licenses with nearly 5,500  —  As widely expected, Verizon showed up at the auction of 3.5 GHz Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in a big way …
Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank is exploring assembling a group of bidders for TikTok's India assets and is looking for local partners like Reliance Jio and Airtel  —  SoftBank Group Corp. is exploring assembling a group of bidders for TikTok's India assets and has been actively looking for local partners …
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