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October 22, 2020, 12:20 PM

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Medium:
Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg confirm Quibi is shutting down: “Our failure was not for lack of trying; we've considered and exhausted every option”  —  We started with the idea to create the next generation of storytelling and because of you, we were able to create and deliver …
Benjamin Mullin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Quibi decided to shut down and return $350M to investors rather than try and prolong the life of the company through another big investment  —  Quibi Holdings LLC is shutting itself down, according to people familiar with the matter, a crash landing for a once-highflying entertainment startup …
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
US intelligence director says Iran was behind threatening emails to FL Democratic voters demanding they vote for Trump; voter info was likely publicly available  —  Iranian intelligence was responsible for a recent campaign of emails sent to intimidate Florida voters, the FBI announced Wednesday night …
Kashmir Hill / New York Times:
Activists around the world are building facial recognition tools to identify police officers using off-the-shelf image recognition software  —  “We're now approaching the technological threshold where the little guys can do it to the big guys,” one researcher said.
Ryan Hoover / Product Hunt:
Product Hunt announces founder of Mino Games and angel investor Josh Buckley as its new CEO  —  Today we're introducing the new CEO of Product Hunt.  But first, the backstory...  The last seven years have been the most challenging and rewarding of my life and career.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Huawei debuts €1,199 Mate 40 Pro and €1,399 Pro Plus, with 5nm Kirin 9000 chip, 6.76" display, 50 MP main camera, 50W wireless charging, available Nov. 13 in UK  —  Plus a new flagship Kirin 9000 processor  —  Huawei has announced the Mate 40 Pro and Pro Plus …
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Huib Modderkolk / de Volkskrant:
A Dutch security researcher says he logged into Trump's Twitter account, which didn't have 2FA, using the password “maga2020!”; the account has now been secured  —  Last week a Dutch security researcher succeeded in logging into the Twitter account of the American President Donald Trump.
Mother Jones:
Former Facebook employees describe tests of News Feed algorithm changes and their impact on left- and right-leaning news sites, with tweaks to favor the right  —  For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.
Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters:
Facebook's Oversight Board says it is now accepting cases for review, both from users who have exhausted the company's appeals process and from Facebook itself  —  (Reuters) - Facebook Inc's Oversight Board, which can overrule the company's decisions on whether pieces of content should have been removed …
Anna Irrera / Reuters:
PayPal will let users buy and sell cryptocurrency using its online wallets in the coming weeks and shop at merchants on its network starting in early 2021  —  LONDON (Reuters) - PayPal Holdings Inc joined the cryptocurrency market on Wednesday, allowing customers to buy …
Nathan Grayson / Kotaku:
Twitch sent DMCA notices to streamers on Tuesday, deleting content without allowing counterclaims; Twitch says “thousands” of music rights holders complained  —  It's finally happening: Twitch is taking action against copyrighted music—long a norm among streamers—in response to music industry pressure.
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
DOJ's case against Google relies on proving restrictive contracts protected its dominant position, a similar move to the antitrust case against Microsoft  —  The Justice Department's antitrust case points to restrictive contracts, a focus that a professor said “is as old as the Sherman Act.”
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