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September 28, 2020, 4:25 PM

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New York Times:
Federal judge grants a preliminary injunction against a Trump administration order that would have banned TikTok from US app stores  —  A federal judge's preliminary injunction means the app stores can continue offering the video app for downloads for now.  —  A federal judge on Sunday granted …
Channel 4 News:
A leak of data used by Trump's 2016 campaign, spanning 5,000+ files and ~5TB, details ~200M Americans, with a “Deterrence” label applied to 3.5M Black Americans  —  3.5 million Black Americans were profiled and categorised as ‘Deterrence’ by Trump campaign - voters they wanted to stay home on election day
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Roku launches $130 Streambar, which combines a compact soundbar with a 4K and HDR streaming device, shipping in mid-October  —  A 14-inch soundbar with 4K / HDR streaming  —  A year after Roku announced its Smart Soundbar, the company is back with the Streambar, which combines a compact soundbar with a 4K / HDR streaming device.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: DuckDuckGo failed to win Google's Q4 auction for placement on Android's default search engine choice screen in big EU countries  —  DuckDuckGo is among search engines that lost most auctions to appear in system Google built to comply with a 2018 EU antitrust decision
Kris Holt / Engadget:
Dell announces updated XPS 13 and XPS 13 2-in-1 with Intel's Tiger Lake CPUs, Thunderbolt 4, and more, shipping on Sept. 30 starting at $999  —  Dell is upgrading several of its XPS laptops with 11th-generation Intel processors.  The refreshed XPS 13 2-in-1, XPS 13 and XPS 13 Developer Edition …
Jess Joho / Mashable:
A look back at HOTorNOT, created in 2000 by two UC Berkeley grads on a lark, which was one of the first popular sites to let users create a public profile  —  The forgotten joke website influenced YouTube, Twitter, Tinder, and so much more  —  Before MySpace, before Facebook, before Twitter …
Ryan Browne / CNBC:
Uber wins legal fight to regain London license as a judge overturned a ban by the city's transport regulator TfL  —  - Transport for London stripped Uber of its license for a second time last year, citing a “pattern of failures” that had put passengers at risk.
New York Times:
Social media platforms need to publicly declare a unified strategy to combat election misinformation, including Trump prematurely claiming victory via tweet  —  Social media platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.  —  The editorial board is a group of opinion journalists whose views …
Malcolm Owen / AppleInsider:
Judge proposes a jury trial for the Apple vs Epic case, likely to start in July 2021, while seemingly pushing back on some of Epic's key points in the hearing  —  During Monday's hearing for Epic and Apple's legal battle over the App Store and “Fortnite,” the judge suggested that the public's opinion …
Tawnell D. Hobbs / Wall Street Journal:
After Las Vegas-area school officials refuse to pay a ransom, hackers publish information on students, including social security numbers and grades  —  Clark County in Nevada is largest known school district hit by hackers during Covid-19 pandemic  —  A hacker published documents containing …

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