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October 3, 2020, 8:20 AM

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CNBC:
Facebook rebuts The Social Dilemma, saying the popular Netflix documentary “buries the substance in sensationalism”  —  - Facebook rebutted Netflix's “The Social Dilemma” on Friday.  — The company argued that the documentary-drama that quickly gained popularity for its critical look …
Jason Koebler / VICE:
Twitter says it will take action against tweets that openly wish or hope for Trump's death, citing existing “abusive behavior” rule  —  “Content that wishes, hopes or expresses a desire for death, serious bodily harm, or fatal disease against an individual is against our rules.”
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Researcher finds a flaw in Grindr's password reset process that allowed anyone with knowledge of a user's email address to claim the account; issue is now fixed  —  Grindr, one of the world's largest dating and social networking apps for gay, bi, trans, and queer people …
Hagop Kavafian / Android Police:
Google confirms it will no longer support its Daydream VR app, which may not work properly on some devices running Android 11 or later  —  You probably barely remember what Daydream is, or rather was, and no-one will blame you for that.  Google launched its VR platform back in 2016 …
John Hendel / Politico:
Sources: CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on October 28; Twitter has confirmed Jack Dorsey will testify  —  The CEOs of Facebook, Google and Twitter have agreed to testify before the Senate Commerce Committee on Oct. 28 …
John McCormick / Wall Street Journal:
AI-based tools are helping California firefighters to monitor fires, evacuate threatened areas, and judiciously steer resources to where they are most needed  —  Stretched by longer, deadlier fire seasons, officials are using artificial intelligence to more closely track blazes and more judiciously steer resources
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Apple Watch SE review: excellent smartwatch at an attractive price offering same performance as the Series 4 but no always-on display and it does not have ECG  —  The new default Apple Watch is here  —  Apple's smartwatch lineup has gone from straightforward to surprisingly complex seemingly overnight.
Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
As QAnon presence on LinkedIn grows, the network is taking steps to limit the spread but does not sanction members for displaying support on their profiles  —  As more users show support for the conspiracy theories, the website reacts to those who break its guidelines
Dan Whateley / Business Insider:
Six former Triller employees say the 13M MAUs it announced in Oct. 2019 was over 5X what they were seeing on internal metrics, as a screenshot shows ~2M MAUs  —  - Short-form-video app Triller, a TikTok rival, touted massive user growth last year that some former employees believe was inflated.

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