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September 4, 2020, 9:05 AM

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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 …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Facebook says it will take down a video of Trump suggesting people vote twice in North Carolina “unless it is shared to correct the record”  —  Facebook, citing its policies against voter fraud, will take down a video of President Trump suggesting people vote twice in North Carolina …
Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
New York Times:
Sources: DOJ plans to file antitrust charges against Google as soon as this month, after AG Barr overruled career lawyers who said they needed more time  —  The attorney general is said to have set a deadline over the objections of career lawyers who say they need more time to build the case.
Alex Heath / The Information:
Apple confirms it will delay enforcement of IDFA changes in iOS 14 until early next year “to give developers the time they need to make the necessary changes”  —  Apple plans to delay the enforcement of a controversial change to its next mobile operating system that would upend …
Takashi Mochizuki / Bloomberg:
Japan's antitrust regulator says it will step up scrutiny of Apple's App Store practices, as gaming industry developers and execs speak out following Epic suit  —  - After Epic suit, Japan's antitrust watchdog probes Apple rules  — Japanese game creators break silence on Apple inconsistency
Ryan Mac / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook told employees it deleted an event page for Kenosha Guard but internal docs show it was deleted by the page admin; Facebook apologizes for the error  —  Sandra Fiehrer thought she was helping Facebook enforce its own rules when she reported “Armed Citizens to Protect our Lives and Property …
Mark Sullivan / Fast Company:
Source: only the iPhone 12 Pro Max will support speedy millimeter-wave 5G, and the feature will be limited to the US, South Korea, and Japan  —  Just one of the new iPhones Apple is set to announce will support the faster millimeter-wave flavor of 5G wireless service, a wireless industry source tells Fast Company.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Alexa for Residential, a service for property managers to set up and maintain Alexa-powered smart home devices in their buildings  —  Amazon wants to bring Alexa to property managers.  The company this morning launched a new service, Alexa for Residential …
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
California lawmakers refused to hear bill that would have expanded broadband access via state-financed networks, after pro-big ISP amendments were inserted  —  California is facing a broadband access crisis, as parents are relying more on the Internet every day trying to keep their jobs …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Uber says it will launch car rentals in the UK via its app through a partnership with car rental company CarTrawler, following trials in France and Australia  —  Following trials in Australia and France  —  Uber announce today that it will soon allow users in the UK to rent cars via its app …
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
France will spend $8.4B on digital investments, including for startups and infrastructure, over the next two years as part of its economic stimulus plan  —  The French government unveiled a massive $120 million (€100 billion) stimulus package earlier today to recover from the economic downturn …

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