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October 10, 2020, 5:50 PM

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Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Twitter announces changes to clamp down on US election misinfo, like blocking retweets of misleading content from candidates and accounts with 100K+ followers  —  Move is latest escalation of anti-misinformation measures in run-up to presidential vote  —  Twitter will block retweets and …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
US Cyber Command says it has temporarily disrupted the Trickbot botnet, an army of 1M+ hijacked computers run by Russian-speaking criminals, ahead of elections  —  In recent weeks, the U.S. military has mounted an operation to temporarily disrupt what is described as the world's largest botnet …
Ashanti M. Martin / New York Times:
Black LinkedIn is emerging as a professional analog to Black Twitter since the pandemic and George Floyd's killing, with disagreements about moderation arising  —  The social network's tone has long reflected corporate America: staid, monolithic, white.  Now Black users are speaking up — and saying the site is limiting their voice.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Report: Apple to announce 4 new iPhones, including $699 5.4" iPhone 12 Mini, MagSafe branded wireless chargers and iPhone case, and $99 HomePod mini on Oct. 13  —  Alongside claims we'll see a new HomePod mini this year  —  A new leak has provided extensive details about what Apple could announce at its October 13th event.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Amazon has canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter game, after putting it back in closed beta in July amid negative reviews  —  The game was put back into closed beta in July  —  Amazon has officially canceled Crucible, its free-to-play multiplayer shooter.
Rita Liao / TechCrunch:
Qihoo 360 launches a browser on China's third-party Android stores that gives access to banned services like YouTube, but users must register with personal info  —  China now has a tool that lets users access YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google and other internet services …
OneZero :
An investigation of the cult leader behind Acellus, an online learning platform used by thousands of US students, who's been accused of violence and abuse  —  The creator of Acellus and the 'cult's leader has been accused of violence and abuse  —  was summer when Mark Mauikānehoalani Lovell …

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