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October 7, 2020, 6:55 PM

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Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook says it will temporarily suspend political ads after US polls close on Nov. 3 and will remove calls for poll watching that use “militarized” language  —  Company says it would halt political and issue-based ads indefinitely to limit confusion and abuse
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Google announces security features, including cross-app alerts for account security issues, coming first to iOS, and Assistant guest mode for some Nest devices  —  They're rolling out on a limited basis in the coming weeks  —  Google is announcing a few security-related updates today …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
The details of House's antitrust report matter less than the fact it exists, signaling an intent to challenge Big Tech's power, although how remains to be seen  —  William Letwin, in Law and Economic Policy in America: The Evolution of the Sherman Antitrust Act, argued that the only way to understand …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple says it “vehemently disagrees” with the conclusions reached in US House report and doesn't have dominant marketshare in any categories of its businesses  —  Earlier today, the U.S. House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee completed its ongoing antitrust investigation …
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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Intel says its 11th-gen Rocket Lake desktop CPUs will arrive in Q1 2021, with PCIe 4.0 support; AMD is set to unveil new CPUs at an event tomorrow  —  Just ahead of AMD's own next-gen Zen 3 announcement  —  Intel has confirmed that its 11th Gen Rocket Lake desktop processors will be out sometime …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Slack says it will add Snapchat-like stories and push-to-talk audio calls before end of 2020  —  Get ready to Slack your daily stories  —  Slack is getting ready to introduce Instagram-like stories and push-to-talk audio into its communications software before the end of 2020.
New York Times:
Trump administration announces changes to the H-1B visa program, substantially raising the wages companies must pay and narrowing the eligibility criteria  —  Four weeks before the election, the Trump administration has announced stricter rules for the H-1B visa program, which U.S. companies have long valued.
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple brings Health Records on the iPhone to the UK and Canada, starting with Oxford University Hospitals in UK and Women's College Hospital in Canada  —  Apple has today announced that access to Health Records on the iPhone is now available in the UK and Canada, providing a fuller, more secure picture of patient health.
Izabella Kaminska / Financial Times:
UK ICO publishes three-year investigation into Cambridge Analytica, finding no evidence that CA or associate company SCL misused data to influence Brexit vote  —  UK Information Commission concludes three-year investigation into digital marketing group  —  A sprawling investigation …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Sony publishes a full PS5 teardown, revealing removable sides, dust catchers, storage expansion, and more  —  A closer look inside the PlayStation 5  —  Sony has published a seven-minute teardown video of the PS5.  The teardown gives us the best look at the PS5 so far …
Bloomberg:
How a Citigroup tech executive's news site, with an estimated 10M visitors/month, helped QAnon go mainstream with widespread political implications  —  Jason Gelinas lived a normal suburban life with a plum Wall Street gig.  He also ran the conspiracy theory's biggest news hub.
Theodore Schleifer / Vox:
Almost 2,000 US election offices have applied for Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan's $250M gift for election infrastructure; grants ranged from $5,000 to $15M  —  Mark Zuckerberg's donation has led to a gold rush for his cash.  Paul Marotta / Getty Images  —  A feeding frenzy has begun.
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