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October 17, 2020, 8:15 AM

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New York Times:
Twitter says it is now letting the NY Post link be shared because the info had spread so widely that it can no longer be considered private  —  The latest change underlined how rapidly social media platforms are shifting their positions in the days leading up to the election.
Wall Street Journal:
Senate Republicans say the Judiciary Committee will issue a subpoena to Jack Dorsey about Twitter's blocking of a New York Post article  —  Move by GOP lawmakers on Judiciary Committee follows social-media platform's decision to limit sharing of New York Post report  —  Breaking News:
Bloomberg:
Vijaya Gadde / @vijaya:
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources describe how Mark Zuckerberg, who was once uninterested in politics, transformed himself into an active political operator during the Trump era  —  Facebook's chief, once uninterested, has transformed himself into an active political operator in the Trump era
Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:
Google says Chinese state-linked hacker group, known as APT31, has been using malware on GitHub to upload and download files on networks in targeted attacks  —  Former vice president Joe Biden.  Chinese hackers have unsuccessfully targeted the campaign, according to Google.  (Flickr / Gage Skidmore)
Tara Seals / Threatpost:
Broadvoice, a VoIP provider for SMBs, has leaked 350M+ customer records, including thousands of voicemail transcripts, many including medical and financial info  —  Broadvoice, a well-known VoIP provider that serves small- and medium-sized businesses, has leaked more than 350 million customer records related …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU data protection authority finds IAB Europe's GDPR consent framework, adopted by Google and others, fails to meet required legal standards of data protection  —  A flagship framework for gathering Internet users' consent for targeting with behavioral ads — which is designed by ad industry body …
Edward Ongweso Jr / VICE:
At an all-hands, Brian Armstrong said a “silent majority” at Coinbase agreed with his apolitical stance; COO said some staff were asked to delete Slack posts  —  An internal all-hands meeting obtained by Motherboard shows Coinbase management was accused of “stunting internal discussion” …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Google details how it is using AI to improve search, including indexing individual passages from webpages, allowing searches for songs by humming, and more  —  During a livestreamed event this afternoon, Google detailed the ways it's applying AI and machine learning to improve the Google Search experience.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: Comcast's NBCUniversal and some PE firms approached Disney earlier this year about acquiring Hulu or operating it as a partnership, but were rebuffed  —  Toward the end of 2019, Hulu delivered a proposal to Walt Disney Co., its controlling shareholder, outlining a strategy to expand …
Dr. Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
Interview with AMD's CTO, Mark Papermaster, on the launch of Zen 3, its new core complex design and improved power efficiency, and pressure from Arm ecosystem  —  The announcement of the new Ryzen 5000 processors, built on AMD's Zen 3 microarchitecture, has caused waves of excitement and questions as to the performance.

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