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October 11, 2020, 9:25 PM

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Leah Nylen / Politico:
Sources: DOJ and state AGs investigating Google for alleged antitrust violations are considering forcing it to sell Chrome and parts of its ad business  —  Prosecutors for the Justice Department and state attorney general offices are discussing ways of curbing the search giant's market power as they prepare to sue the company.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Five Eyes governments, India, and Japan make new call for encryption backdoors  —  Another Five Eyes meeting, another call for encryption backdoors in modern tech.  —  Members of the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes, along with government representatives for Japan and India …
Kevin McAllister / Protocol:
Interview with Amazon Halo's principal medical officer Maulik Majmudar on the fitness band, its controversial body fat and emotional tone features, and more  —  Amazon Halo's Principal Medical Officer Dr. Maulik Majmudar says he hears your concerns about the company's newly unveiled Halo device — but not in a creepy way.
Lee Phillips / Ars Technica:
A look at the key characteristics of the Julia programming language, as scientists increasingly adopt the language for tackling large-scale numerical problems  —  Fortran has ruled scientific computing, but Julia emerged for large-scale numerical work.  —  I've been running into a lot of happy and excited scientists lately.
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Live sports streaming service fuboTV raised $183M in its IPO on Thursday, valuing the company at $620.2M  —  The initial public offering raised $183 million and valued the company at $620.2 million.  —  The stock of streaming service fuboTV rose in its market debut on Thursday.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Razorpay, which helps SMBs process and manage digital payments, raises $100M Series D co-led by GIC and Sequoia India at a valuation of $1B+  —  Bangalore-headquartered Razorpay, one of the handful of Indian fintech startups that has demonstrated accelerated growth in recent years …
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
HomeWAV, a video visitation provider used by prisons across the US, exposed private calls of inmates with their families and attorneys, on an unprotected server  —  Thousands of calls were spilling from an unprotected server.  —  Fearing the spread of coronavirus, jails and prisons remain on lockdown.

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