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October 8, 2020, 7:40 AM

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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  —  The move is intended to limit confusion and misinformation on the platform, the social media company says
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:
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 …
Sherisse Pham / CNN:
Samsung says it expects to make an operating profit of $10.6B in the July-September quarter, up 58% YoY, and sales of $7B, up 6% in its earnings guidance  —  Hong Kong (CNN Business)Samsung (SSNLF) predicts its profit jumped nearly 60% last quarter, suggesting it could soon retake its position …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon has filed a legal notice against Future Group, India's second largest retail chain, for selling a large portion of its business to Reliance Retail  —  Amazon has sent a legal notice to Future Group, India's second largest retail chain, for breaching the terms of its contract by selling …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A group of tech companies, publishers, and advocates unveil Global Privacy Standard, to let users opt out of the sale of personal data at the browser level  —  California's privacy law says businesses must respect universal opt-outs.  Now the technology finally exists to put that to the test.
Tucker Higgins / CNBC:
A look at the scrutiny Google and Oracle faced from Supreme Court justices during the companies' arguments Wednesday, where no clear winner emerged  —  - Things got technical at the Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments from Google and Oracle in a blockbuster copyright dispute that has captivated Silicon Valley for a decade.
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.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Triller, a TikTok competitor that sees being American as its greatest asset, is tempting TikTok stars with cash, fancy cars, creator mansions, and more  —  TikTok's top creators are taking “Triller money” to bring their content over to the app.  —  When talk of a possible TikTok ban began in July …
The Information:
Documents show that Airbnb burned $1.2B between mid-2019 and mid-2020, with the biggest portion of cash burn in Q1 2020 as it issued refunds amid COVID-19  —  Airbnb burned through more than $1.2 billion in cash between mid-2019 and mid-2020, according to previously undisclosed figures …
Nikkei Asia:
Inside the US campaign to cut China out of supply chains, which already pressured companies like Apple to look at moving 15% to 30% of output out of the country  —  Apple, Google and others shift production to prepare for ‘decoupled’ global market  —  It was a hot summer morning in Taipei …
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
Salesforce partners with Okta to help customers use Salesforce's Work.com COVID-19 tools, like contact tracing for workplaces  —  - Pact will help get more employee data into work.com platform  — Software giant faces steep competition from ServiceNow

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