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October 6, 2020, 7:25 AM

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Danny Nelson / CoinDesk:
John McAfee has been arrested in Spain for tax evasion after SEC sues him for allegedly promoting ICOs in 2017, 2018 without disclosing he was paid to do so  —  John McAfee, the 74-year-old software magnate-turned-crypto-bull, has been arrested in Spain on allegations of tax evasion, according to the Department of Justice.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple removed headphones and speakers from Bose, Logitech, and Sonos from its online store at the end of Sept., asked retail employees to do the same  —  - Apple is working on first over-ear headphones, smaller HomePod  — Products from Sonos, Bose, Logitech pulled from online store
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Nvidia announces Maxine, a set of GPU-accelerated AI conferencing tools that improve video quality, with early access available from next week  —  Nvidia today launched Nvidia Maxine, a platform that provides developers with a suite of GPU-accelerated AI conferencing software to enhance video quality.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google rebrands G Suite as Google Workspace, integrates Meet, Chat, and Rooms across all its applications, and introduces new logos for all apps in the suite  —  Google is rebranding G Suite, its set of online productivity and collaboration tools for businesses that include the likes of Gmail, Drive, Docs and Meet.
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram marks its 10th anniversary by expanding in-app warnings when users post nasty comments and adds a private map of stories from the last three years  —  Instagram is officially 10 years old, and is marking the end of its first decade with new features meant to encourage users to be nice to one another.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researcher says that Macs with T2 chips are vulnerable to a variant of the checkm8 exploit, which could jailbreak certain iPhones and was unpatchable  —  Jailbreak involves combining last year's checkm8 exploit with the Blackbird vulnerability disclosed this August.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Kaspersky researchers spot malware embedded in UEFI firmware on motherboards of victims' devices, affecting diplomats working on issues related to North Korea  —  The tool attacks a device's UEFI firmware—which makes it especially hard to detect and destroy.
Financial Times:
Sources: Facebook has informed the Turkish government that it won't be complying with recent legislation mandating it establish a local presence in the country  —  Erdogan government alarmed human rights groups with rules to oversee tech companies  —  Facebook has decided to defy a new law …
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Slack experienced an outage for about six hours on Monday, the second time this week the service has experienced degraded performance  —  Slack Technologies Inc. experienced outages and degraded performance for more than six hours Monday, disrupting work for thousands of customers who have grown …
Igor Bonifacic / Engadget:
Instagram has started labeling “state-controlled media” accounts for users in the US, with ad labeling to follow in the coming months  —  Over the last week, Instagram has started labeling state-backed media, following through on a policy the company's parent Facebook announced …

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