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October 19, 2020, 1:50 PM

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Jem Aswad / Variety:
Apple launches Apple Music TV, a free 24-hour curated livestream of popular music videos, available in the US on Apple's Music and TV apps  —  Apple has launched Apple Music TV, a free 24-hour curated livestream of popular music videos that will also include “exclusive new music videos and premiers …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Twitter blocking NY Post's story, driven by unfair blaming of tech for the media's 2016 mistakes, undermined its role as a facilitator for information sharing  —  Manage your Stratechery subscription.  —  On September 8, 2004, longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather presented four documents …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ charges six Russian GRU officers linked to Sandworm APT for allegedly being behind NotPetya, BlackEnergy blackouts in Ukraine, French election cyberattacks  —  The US Department of Justice has unsealed today charges against six GRU officers believed to be members of Sandworm …
BBC:
EU is investigating Instagram's handling of children's personal data, after complaints that contact information on business accounts was publicly visible  —  Instagram is being investigated by Ireland's Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) over its handling of children's personal data on the platform.
Andrew Tarantola / Engadget:
Facebook announces an open source AI model that can translate directly between 100+ languages without first translating to English  —  Whether you're logging on from the US, Brazil, Borneo, or France, Facebook can translate virtually any written content published on its platform …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Facebook expands its Messenger API to Instagram, letting developers and businesses integrate messaging from Instagram into other apps  —  Facebook is expanding its Messenger API to support Instagram messaging, enabling developers and businesses to integrate messaging from Instagram into other business applications.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Coinbase co-founder Fred Ehrsam and ex-Sequoia partner Matt Huang, whose VC firm Paradigm moved all $400M of its initial capital into Bitcoin in 2018  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  An aggressive Bitcoin trade got crypto VC shop Paradigm flying out of the gate.
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