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October 13, 2020, 4:05 AM

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Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Facebook says its new policy that bans the denial or distortion of the Holocaust does not apply to other genocides, such as the Armenian or Rwandan genocides  —  Facebook Inc. will ban posts that deny the Holocaust in a reversal of a long-held and controversial policy.
Associated Press:
Facebook will now ban posts that deny or distort the Holocaust; Zuckerberg says his “thinking has evolved” as data shows an increase in anti-Semitic violence  —  Facebook is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust and will start directing people to authoritative sources …
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft, Symantec, ESET, and other tech companies orchestrated an attempt to take down the TrickBot malware botnet, which had infected 1M+ computers  —  FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen's Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec, and the Microsoft Defender team participated in the takedown.
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Interview with Cory Doctorow about his new sci-fi book Attack Surface, the third work in his Little Brother series that influenced hacktivists like Aaron Swartz  —  Cory Doctorow's Little Brother series has been a young-adult sci-fi bible for teen hacktivists.  But with the latest and darkest book in the trilogy, it's all grown up.
Sarah Whitten / CNBC:
Disney announces a reorg, says its “primary focus” for entertainment will be streaming, as the pandemic has dramatically impacted its theatrical business  —  - Disney is restructuring its media and entertainment divisions.  — In order to further accelerate it's direct-to-consumer strategy …
Daniel Bader / Android Central:
Sources: Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, has left the company in recent weeks after rumors of a power struggle with current CEO, Pete Lau  —  His departure comes after launching the Nord sub-brand earlier this year.  —  OnePlus co-founder Carl Pei has left the company, Android Central can confirm.
Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
Foxconn, which touted its partnership with Wisconsin to build an LCD plant there, is denied WI tax subsidies after it failed to meet hiring benchmarks in 2019  —  Foxconn isn't building what it promised and failed to hire enough people  —  Through the many twists and turns …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
What to expect from Apple's “Hi, Speed” event: four new iPhones with iPad Pro-like design supporting 5G, smaller HomePod, over-ear headphones, AirTags, and more  —  There's some mystery about what could be announced besides iPhones  —  Apple's next fall event kicks off tomorrow at 1PM ET …
Reuters:
Sources: TikTok rival Triller is raising ~$250M, having secured ~$100M so far at a $1.25B valuation, and is talking with SPACs about a merger to go public  —  (Reuters) - Triller Inc, a budding competitor to popular short-video app TikTok, is in discussions with blank-check acquisition companies …
Hugh Son / CNBC:
Sources: Revolut is close to applying for a bank charter in CA; source says charter will allow Revolut to operate throughout the US via interstate agreements  —  - Revolut, the biggest European digital bank with 13 million users, is close to applying for a banking license in the U.S., CNBC has learned exclusively.
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