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October 12, 2020, 8:10 AM

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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 as well as India and Japan make a new call for backdoors into products that are end-to-end encrypted  —  Another Five Eyes meeting, another call for encryption backdoors in modern tech.  —  Members of the intelligence-sharing alliance Five Eyes, along …
South China Morning Post:
Shenzhen is giving local residents 10M yuan (~$1.47M) worth of China's new sovereign digital currency through a lottery, to test and promote the digital yuan  —  Winners will be announced on Sunday and can receive their digital ‘red packet’ by opening an e-wallet via official app The payouts …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Privacy advocates warn that Amazon's Ring Always Home Cam drone and biometric payment system, Amazon One, will normalize aggressive new forms of data collection  —  Privacy advocates warn that the Ring Always Home Cam and Amazon One both normalize aggressive new forms of data collection.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Thailand-based logistics startup Flash Express, which operates a door-to-door pickup and delivery service, raises $200M Series D  —  Flash Express, a two-year-old logistics startup that works with e-commerce firms in Thailand, said on Monday it has raised $200 million in a new financing round …

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