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September 19, 2020, 10:15 AM

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Steve Kovach / CNBC:
Commerce Department announces that it will ban US downloads of and business transactions with TikTok and WeChat on Sunday  —  - The Commerce Department announced it will ban U.S. business transactions with China-owned social apps WeChat and TikTok on Sunday.
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Check Point: Iranian hacker group Rampant Kitten, which has been active for 6+ years, has developed an Android malware capable of stealing 2FA SMS codes  —  The malware could steal 2FA SMS codes for Google accounts.  Also contained vague functionality to do the same for Telegram and various social networks.
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Comcast reaches a deal with Roku to ensure NBCU's Peacock service is carried on Roku devices, after NBCU threatened to pull its TV Everywhere channels  —  - Agreement ensures Peacock is carried on streaming platform  — NBC's threat came amid dispute with Roku over advertising
New York Times:
In August Facebook said it would crack down on QAnon, but analysis shows QAnon is flourishing on the site, at times aided by Facebook's recommendation engine  —  The social network tried cracking down on the spread of the conspiracy theory and other extremist material.  But QAnon groups are still flourishing on the site.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
DOJ charges six people who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors since at least 2017 in a scheme to benefit some third-party sellers  —  - The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday charged six individuals who allegedly bribed Amazon employees and contractors …
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
The FTC and DOJ antitrust divisions are underfunded, as current and ex-staffers say tech giants use close personal ties and deep pockets to stymie regulation  —  U.S. regulators don't have enough money to properly check the tech giants, according to firsthand accounts
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
A look at iOS 14's privacy-centric features including mic and camera access notifications, local network access control, compromised password warnings, and more  —  Behold: The useful and not-so-useful privacy features you've been waiting for.  —  Eleven months ago, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared privacy a “fundamental human right.”

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