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September 4, 2020, 12:05 PM

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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 …
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Patrick McGee / Financial Times:
Under shareholder pressure, Apple quietly publishes its human rights policy based on UN guiding principles, but will follow national law if the two conflict  —  iPhone maker approves new policy after shareholder pressure  —  Apple has for the first time published a human rights policy …
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.
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
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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Chinese AR startup Nreal raises $40M Series B led by video sharing app Kuaishou, bringing its total raised to $70M+  —  Nreal, one of the most-watched mixed reality startups in China, just secured $40 million from a group of high-profile investors in a Series B round that could potentially bring …

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