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October 15, 2020, 8:05 AM

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BuzzFeed News:
Facebook limits the distribution of a New York Post story that makes disputed claims about Hunter Biden, pending fact-check, while Twitter blocks sharing  —  Facebook and Twitter said they will be limiting the distribution of or blocking a New York Post story making unverified claims about former vice president Joe Biden.
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@twittersafety:
[Thread] Twitter clarifies why it blocked the sharing of NY Post's Biden story, saying it contained private info and violated its Hacked Materials Policy  —  We want to provide much needed clarity around the actions we've taken with respect to two NY Post articles that were first Tweeted this morning.
Casey Newton / Platformer:
Facebook and Twitter deserve some credit for the rapidity with which they restricted the New York Post hack-and-leak operation  —  In a New York Post report, Facebook and Twitter smell a rat  —  I.  —  In the run-up to the 2020 election, platforms have been preparing for all manner of threats.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Zoom says it will begin rolling out end-to-end encryption next week, starting with a technical preview followed by three additional phases  —  Zoom has confirmed that it will begin rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) next week, starting with a 30-day technical preview to glean feedback from users …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Zoom says its OnZoom paid events platform and marketplace is now generally available and launches Zapps, letting third parties integrate with its main app  —  Zoom is hosting its virtual Zoomtopia user conference this week.  Given the attention the company has received as the de facto …
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
Barnes and Noble confirms it was hacked, says some users' personal information may have been stolen; some customers were unable to download purchased e-books  —  Nook, line and sinker: Servers restored from backups, punters unable to download purchased e-books
James Rundle / Wall Street Journal:
Citing Twitter's hack, NY's top financial watchdog says social media platforms need to be designated “systemically important” and have a dedicated regulator  —  Agency issues recommendations for new regulator in wake of Twitter hack  —  New York's top financial watchdog …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Xcode 12.1 files show that iPhone 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max have 6GB RAM while iPhone 12 and 12 mini have 4GB RAM; all iPhone 11 models have 4GB RAM  —  iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max models are equipped with 6GB of RAM, while the lower-end iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini models have 4GB of RAM …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
How “Among Us”, an online social deduction game from 2018, took off among people of all ages during social distancing; one Discord server has 98,000+ fans  —  YouTubers, influencers and streamers popularized the multiplayer game.  Then their fans started playing too.
Kurt Wagner / Bloomberg:
Twitter says it will remove posts that deny the Holocaust for violating hateful speech policies, following Facebook's similar decision  —  Twitter Inc. will remove posts that deny the Holocaust for violating its hateful conduct policy, according to a company spokeswoman.
Connie Loizos / TechCrunch:
Q&A with Phil Black and Jon Callaghan of True Ventures, which closed its seventh early-stage fund and its fourth opportunity-type fund for a total of $840M  —  True Ventures, the now 15-year-old firm with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and San Francisco, is taking the wraps off two new funds this morning …
ASPI:
A look at DC/EP, China's new sovereign digital currency, and the policy drivers behind it, its architecture, and its expected impact on global finance  —  China's central bank digital currency, known as ‘DC/EP’ (Digital Currency / Electronic Payment), is rapidly progressing and, if successful …
Federico Viticci / MacStories:
Extensive iOS and iPadOS 14 review: most changes are largely aesthetic, like widgets, but make the device feel more personal, something users clearly crave  —  How do you prepare a major new version of an operating system that now spans two separate platforms, which will be installed on millions …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Sony says the Apple TV app is rolling out on some of its 2018 and newer smart TV models in the US via software update now, later this year in multiple regions  —  Sony today announced that the Apple TV app is launching on select 2018 and newer smart TV models, starting with the X900H series through …

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