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October 19, 2020, 11:00 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
DOJ charges six Russian GRU officers who were allegedly behind NotPetya, BlackEnergy blackouts in Ukraine, cyberattacks on Olympics and French election, more  —  The US Department of Justice has unsealed today charges against six GRU officers believed to be members of Sandworm …
The Guardian:
UK and US say Russian military intelligence services were planning a cyberattack on the Olympics and Paralympics in Tokyo, originally scheduled for this summer  —  Patrick Wintour in London, Julian Borger in Washington  —  Russian military intelligence services were planning a cyber-attack …
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's blocking of NY Post's story undermined its role as a facilitator for info sharing, while Facebook slowing the spread of the story was reasonable  —  On September 8, 2004, longtime CBS anchor Dan Rather presented four documents about then-President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard service in the early 1970s.
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Google confirms it's discontinuing Nest Secure, a home security system it introduced in 2017, but will continue to support existing users  —  Google released the Nest Guard in 2017 as a simple security system with motion sensors and a keypad, but it never received an upgrade, even as other Nest devices were updated again and again.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Leaked Apple docs say 5G speeds are not supported on iPhone 12 when using two lines in Dual SIM mode; source says Apple will enable this feature later this year  —  iPhone XS models and newer feature both a physical SIM slot and a digital eSIM, allowing for a feature known as dual SIM, dual standby.
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 …
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.
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Senate Judiciary Committee postpones its plans to vote to subpoena Twitter and Facebook CEOs after some Republicans expressed reservation about the move  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday postponed plans to vote on subpoenas to compel the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook to testify …

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