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October 20, 2020, 6:50 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
DOJ and 11 state AGs, all Republican, file a suit alleging that Google acted anticompetitively to preserve monopolies in search and search advertising  —  Lawsuit follows lengthy investigation and seeks to break company's grip over search traffic  —  The Justice Department filed …
Kent Walker / The Keyword:
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 12 Pro review: excellent camera and performance, Dolby Vision video is great, 5G can be very fast, but 5G usage noticeably affects battery life  —  5G, LIDAR, MagSafe — the new iPhone 12 Pro has a lot of things you won't be able to do much with right now
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
iPhone 12 review: excellent camera, display, and design, promising MagSafe ecosystem, but battery life regresses a little from iPhone 11 and it's more expensive  —  It's the one you should get unless you're waiting for the Max or mini  —  More than most years, there are a lot of things that are new in the iPhone 12.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Researchers find a Telegram bot that takes a woman's photo and turns it into a fake nude; by July, 100K+ images of women had been transformed, shared publicly  —  Bots have been used to create more than 100,000 images  —  Researchers have discovered a “deepfake ecosystem” …
Richard Milne / Financial Times:
Sweden bans Huawei and ZTE from 5G networks, giving telecoms operators until 2025 to remove equipment made by the companies from their existing infrastructure  —  Move follows security services warning on spying and technology theft by China  —  Sweden has become the latest country …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Snap reports Q2 revenue rose 52% YoY to $679M, vs $555.9 est., DAUs were up ~18% YoY to 249M, average number of daily Snaps up 25% YoY; Snap up 23%+ after hours  —  - Snap's stock price soared more than 15% after hours on Tuesday as the company posted an unexpected, adjusted profit along …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
From today until “at least” the end of election week, Twitter will show the Quote Tweet composer when you click or tap the retweet icon, discouraging basic RTs  —  The changes will be in place until ‘at least’ the end of election week  —  Twitter is temporarily changing …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Adobe debuts improvements to Creative Cloud, with Neural Filters in Photoshop, Illustrator coming to iPad, Adobe Fresco coming to iPhone, and more  —  Adobe holds an annual MAX conference each year, and this year's event is free for everyone for the first time because it is being held virtually rather than in person.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft partners with SpaceX for satellite-powered internet connectivity on Azure and debuts Azure Space, a set of products for the space-related cloud market  —  Microsoft is using its ‘Amazon is your competitor’ playbook to try to win over more satellite partners and customers.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS and iPadOS 14.1 with multiple bug fixes ahead of the iPhone 12 launch and adds support for 10-bit HDR video playback and editing in Photos  —  Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 14.1, the first major updates to the iOS and iPadOS 14 operating system updates that were released …
BuzzFeed News:
Source: in an all-hands, Zuckerberg said recent content rules banning hate and conspiracy content were added following concerns about violence amid US elections  —  Facebook has spent the past few months scrambling to ban Holocaust denial, the QAnon mass delusion, and right-wing extremist groups.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Adobe is adding its “content authenticity” tool to the latest Photoshop beta, to help users build trustworthy attribution directly into a picture  —  It's designed for crediting artists and fighting misinformation  —  Adobe will let some Adobe Creative Cloud customers try a tool …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Parallels launches Parallels Desktop for Chromebook Enterprise, available at $69.99 per user, letting Windows apps run on Chromebooks  —  Businesses get access to Windows apps on Chrome OS today  —  Google is bringing Windows app support to Chromebooks today through a partnership with Parallels.

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