September 11, 2020, 1:45 PM

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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.
New York Times:
Experts discuss worst case scenarios for election night, from coordinated social media disinfo campaigns to ransomware targeting voter registration systems  —  We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.  —  Election night, by now …
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
Kate Clark / The Information:
Profile of the note-taking startup Roam Research, which has raised $9M at $200M valuation from Patrick and John Collison, True Ventures, Lux Capital, others  —  The shift to remote work has buoyed the valuations of several startups making productivity tools.
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri says the company needs to “make our case as strongly as we can” against Apple's planned changes to IDFA tracking in iOS 14  —  - Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri said the company will push back on a planned change to Apple's iPhone operating system that would impact …
Stephanie Bodoni / Bloomberg:
Facebook sues the Irish data protection watchdog in a bid to stop the proposed order that could stop trans-Atlantic transfers of EU users' data  —  - Move follows Irish threat to halt Facebook's data transfers  — Legal wrangling comes after EU court toppled EU-U.S pact
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.
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.
Apple's revised App Store guidelines now say game streaming services are permitted but games offered by them must be available as individual App Store downloads  —  In a series of new App Store rules promulgated to developers on Friday, Apple will allow services like Microsoft Xcloud …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
The latest update to Google Chrome, now available on the App Store, gives it the ability to be set up as a default browser on iOS 14  —  iOS 14 allows for third-party web browsers and email clients to become the default, so if you really don't like Safari and Apple Mail, you now have other options.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
A month after the launch of TikTok's $200M fund, some creators are complaining about the low payouts and lack of transparency in how payouts are calculated  —  Users say the platform's new Creator Fund is opaque and riddled with problems.  The company says it's listening.
Jay Greene / Washington Post:
Profile of AWS' CEO Andy Jassy who joined Amazon in 1997 and is seen as a likely successor to Jeff Bezos  —  Andy Jassy, the leader of Amazon's cloud computing business, is now the clear heir apparent to Jeff Bezos after the announced retirement of the retail operations chief.

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