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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 …
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
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.
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.
AppleInsider:
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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