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October 20, 2020, 5:20 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 …
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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” …
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:
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.
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 …
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.
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.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Beats Flex review: the basics of the earbuds are done right, with improved battery life, USB-C connector, easy to use controls, but it lacks sweat resistance  —  Beats' first earbuds with a USB-C connector are only $50  —  The new $50 Beats Flex are a very smart play from Apple's Beats division.
Reuters:
Major founder-led tech companies have seen their share prices double in 2020 vs. 7.8% gain for the S&P 500, while outperforming non-founder led tech companies  —  (Reuters) - Technology companies led by their founders have been the standout winners in share price performance and profit growth this year …
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