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October 14, 2020, 11:05 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
George Nguyen / Search Engine Land:
Google Analytics 4 launches with AI-powered insights, deeper integration with Google Ads, cross-device measurements, and more granular data controls  —  The new Analytics adds AI-powered insights, tracks users across devices and provides more granular data controls.
Oliver Wright / The Times:
UK admits that Amazon will not be affected by its new digital services tax but small traders using its online marketplace will be penalized  —  Amazon will not be affected by the new digital services tax but small traders who use its online marketplace will be penalised, HMRC has admitted.
Davey Alba / New York Times:
Baseless claims about Democrat-led coup on Facebook and Twitter are riling up Trump supporters and raising concerns about election-day violence  —  Baseless claims are circulating online about a Democrat-led coup, inflaming tensions in an already turbulent election season.
Bloomberg:
Filing: Amazon warehouse workers in New York say the company has reinstated dangerous productivity quotas due to Prime Day, reneging on a promise of leniency  —  - Employees accuse company of reneging on its promises to judge  —  Amazon.com Inc. has recklessly reinstated dangerous warehouse …
Bloomberg:
Despite strict enforcement, Airbnb and other rental sites are struggling to curtail a surge in party houses, as party organizers find ways to get around rules  —  When the coronavirus pandemic shut down bars and concert halls in March, a new phenomenon was born: the vacation-rental nightclub.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Review of new $749 OnePlus 8T: nice performance and 65W fast charging with a 120Hz display, but fourth camera feels unnecessary and there's no wireless charging  —  A capable, if incremental, update  —  OnePlus has always been very proud of the raw specs of its phones, and the OnePlus 8T is no different.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
Khosla Ventures is seeking to raise $1.1B for its latest fund, according to an SEC filing  —  Khosla Ventures, the eponymous venture firm helmed by longtime Silicon Valley rainmaker, Vinod Khosla, is raising $1.1 billion for its latest venture fund, according to documents from the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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