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September 11, 2020, 6:45 AM

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Kevin Collier / NBC News:
Microsoft says hackers working for Russia, China, and Iran have recently escalated their attacks on people and orgs involved in the US presidential election  —  Hackers working for Russia, China and Iran have recently escalated their attacks around the U.S. presidential race as Election Day looms, Microsoft says.
Marshall Cohen / CNN:
Twitter expands election misinfo policies, prohibiting misleading claims about results, “inciting unlawful conduct” to prevent peaceful transfer of power, more  —  Washington (CNN Business)Twitter announced Thursday that it is expanding its policies against election-related misinformation …
Joe Wituschek / iMore:
Epic says Apple will let existing Fortnite players on iOS continue to use Sign in with Apple, after receiving an “indefinite extension”  —  Sign in with Apple for Fortnite lives on.  —  Update, September 10 (9:00 pm ET): Apple says that it never planned to remove support for Sign in with Apple for Fortnite.
Bloomberg:
Trump says “there will be no extension of the TikTok deadline”, as sources say ByteDance will likely miss the WH deadline to sell TikTok's US operations  —  - China's regulators plan to review technical details of deal  — Microsoft and Oracle have not been dissuaded by China move
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Apple Music's 3.4.0 beta APK contains a reference to Apple One, likely the name of the rumored Apple subscription bundle  —  Back in June, our colleagues at 9to5Mac discovered in the iOS 13.5 beta that Apple was planning to bundle their services into a single subscription.
CNN:
Investigation finds more than 70 AmazonBasics products have been reviewed as dangerous, with many still for sale; Amazon says it's investigating  —  (CNN)When firefighters arrived at Austin Parra's home on January 12, 2017, they could see smoke and the charred remnants of an office chair outside.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Google says it will remove any Autocomplete suggestions that endorse or oppose a candidate or a party, or make a claim about voting or the electoral process  —  Ahead of the U.S. presidential election, Google says it's taken a number of steps to improve the quality of information …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Facebook is piloting Campus, a section specifically designed for college students to interact with peers at their school, at 30 universities around the US  —  A place for college students to talk about school  —  Facebook is getting back to its roots today with the launch of a new product called Campus …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's Times Internet reports 67B page views, up from 47B last year, says it has 557M MAUs and 111M+ DAUs, with MX Player at 200M+ MAUs and Gaana at 185M MAUs  —  Times Internet said on Thursday it reaches more than 557 million active users in India each month and over 111 million users …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Duo review: has thin, beautiful hardware, good battery life, and runs two apps at once well, but software is too buggy and the camera is bad  —  All the right ideas — but spoiled by buggy software and a bad camera  —  Microsoft's Surface Duo aspires to be something different from any other gadget you've used.

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