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September 22, 2020, 12:30 PM

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Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Nick Clegg says Facebook will take aggressive measures to “restrict the circulation of content” if the presidential election descends into chaos or civil unrest  —  Social media platform's head of global affairs Nick Clegg says it could take exceptional measures to restrict content circulation
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
iPhone users are customizing their home screen with new icons, photos, and entire color schemes using iOS 14 widgets, with some designs going viral  —  - iPhone users are using the latest iOS update to customize their home screen with new icons, photos, and even entire color schemes.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft debuts new Teams features, including virtual commute, Headspace integration, breakout rooms, and virtual coffee shops for meetings  —  Microsoft today announced a slew of Teams features available now, coming later this year, and even arriving in 2021.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: DOJ to brief state AGs on Wednesday about its plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google; a case could be filed as early as next week  —  The Justice Department is expected to brief state attorneys general this week about its imminent plans to file an antitrust lawsuit against Google …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
TikTok says it removed 104.5M videos in H1 2020 for violating community guidelines and proposes coalition of social apps to protect against harmful content  —  As the future of ByteDance's TikTok ownership continues to get hammered out between tech leviathans, investors and government officials …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says the first preview of its Edge browser for Linux will be available in October  —  Microsoft's Edge browser is coming to Linux, starting with the Dev channel.  The first of these previews will go live in October.  —  When Microsoft announced that it would switch its Edge browser …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases an overhauled Xbox app for Android in beta that includes the ability to remotely play Xbox games streamed directly from an Xbox One  —  Microsoft opens up Xbox remote play streaming to everyone with new Android app beta  —  Microsoft is releasing a new Xbox app …
Bloomberg:
Microsoft says it will honor Bethesda's currently announced PS5 exclusives but will assess bringing future games to “other consoles on a case by case basis”  —  - Purchase is Microsoft's most-expensive video-game deal ever  — Microsoft needs game titles after delay of Halo Infinite
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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Some customers who chose Solo Loop or Braided Solo Loop bands for Apple Watch 6 or SE had to return the entire Watch for a new size if the band fit poorly  —  With the Apple Watch Series 6, Apple introduced two new band options, the Solo Loop and the Braided Solo Loop.
Kayleigh Barber / Digiday:
Q&A with NYT's SVP of ad innovation Allison Murphy about the paper's plans to stop using third-party cookies, its contextual ad targeting strategy, and more  —  When The New York Times pivoted to prioritizing its subscriptions a few years ago, eventually growing to 6.5 million paid subscribers …
David McCabe / New York Times:
Trump says he would not approve a TikTok deal unless ByteDance ceded its control, after ByteDance said it would retain an 80% stake  —  President Trump on Monday said that he would not approve a deal for TikTok if its Chinese owner did not fully sell its interest in the product …
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Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
SEC and OCC issue first detailed guidance on cryptocurrencies backed by fiat currencies, saying national banks can provide services to stablecoin issuers in US  —  The U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has published fresh guidance, officially clarifying national banks …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says it will exclusively license OpenAI's GPT-3 language model, which will continue to be offered via the Azure-hosted API launched in June  —  Microsoft today announced that it will exclusively license GPT-3, one of the most powerful language understanding models in the world, from San Francisco-based AI startup OpenAI.
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Twitter launches its biggest push to encourage US citizens to vote, with a prompt in the timeline, push alert in notifications, promoted trends, and more  —  Twitter is rolling out its biggest push yet to encourage more Americans to cast their ballots in the November election …
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