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September 17, 2020, 4:55 PM

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CNBC:
Sources: ByteDance plans US IPO for new global TikTok business if Trump approves deal including Walmart and Oracle, which will take less than a 20% global stake  —  - President Trump is expected to decide on TikTok's fate in the U.S. in the next 24-36 hours, sources told CNBC's David Faber.
Bloomberg:
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Bloomberg:
A look at the alliance of convenience between Facebook and Trump admin as sources say Zuckerberg told employees that Facebook is likely to fare better under GOP  —  In late 2019, during one of Mark Zuckerberg's many trips to Washington to defend Facebook in front of Congress …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook launches Facebook Business Suite, which lets SMBs manage their pages and profiles across Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger from a single interface  —  Facebook on Thursday launched a new app named Facebook Business Suite that lets small businesses manage their pages and profiles across Facebook …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Apple Watch Series 6 hands-on: always-on screen is bright and the best feature, but it's an iterative update and blood oxygen monitor gave some failed readings  —  Also a very red smartwatch  —  I've had just under 24 hours with the new Apple Watch Series 6, which is just enough time to gather a handful of impressions.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it will specify which parts of its internal Workplace are for discussing political issues so staffers don't have to confront such issues at work  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday outlined to employees a new set of principles to guide debates and conversations within Workplace …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
A critique of The Social Dilemma documentary, which seems to exist only to stoke fear and outrage while promoting a distorted view of how social platforms work  —  The world is more complicated than filmmakers want to believe  —  I. A dilemma  —  On Sunday night, after being encouraged …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook says it will limit the spread of private groups focused on health advice and those with ties to violence, and will archive groups without admins  —  - Facebook announced new policies that will limit the spread of private groups on its social network that focus on giving users health advice …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Twitter rolls out security features for high-profile political accounts, including enabling password reset protection and security prompts, ahead of US election  —  It's automatically turning on password reset protection  —  Twitter will start prompting high-profile political accounts …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases Safari 14 as a standalone update for macOS Catalina and macOS Mojave, with customizable start page, new tab bar design, and more  —  macOS Big Sur didn't launch alongside iOS 14, iPadOS 14, tvOS 14, and watchOS 7 today, with the update coming later this fall …
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
PS5 will launch on Nov. 12 in North America, Japan, Mexico, AU, and NZ for $500 for Blu-Ray version and $400 for Digital Edition and then elsewhere on Nov. 19  —  Sony provided more details about the upcoming PlayStation 5.  During a video event today, the company explained what you can expect in terms of a PS5 release date and price.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google updates Play Store rules banning stalkerware apps unless they include an “adequate notice or consent” and show a “persistent notification”  —  Ban is meaningless as Google leaves a giant loophole in the rules, allowing stalkerware devs to rebrand their apps as child trackers.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Q&A with Mark Zuckerberg on the impact of the pandemic on making VR mainstream, AR glasses, and why he doesn't want to “put an Apple Watch on your face”  —  How Facebook's CEO is thinking about the future of augmented reality, virtual reality, and more  —  Social networks contain multitudes.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
German media: a patient died after ransomware attack forced a hospital to send them elsewhere; hackers backed down after police told them target was a hospital  —  A person in a life-threatening condition passed away after being forced to go to a more distant hospital due to a ransomware attack.
AnandTech:
Review of Intel's 11th-gen Tiger Lake CPUs, aimed at laptops: better performance than Ice Lake across a range of different tasks with the same energy usage  —  The big notebook launch for Intel this year is Tiger Lake, its upcoming 10nm platform designed to pair a new graphics architecture …
Eric Tucker / Associated Press:

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