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October 23, 2020, 2:15 AM

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Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Twitter and the White House deny claims that a Dutch researcher logged in to Trump's Twitter account, as experts scrutinize screenshots  —  Researcher claims Trump's password was ‘maga2020!’  —  A security researcher claims he hacked President Donald Trump's Twitter account earlier this month …
Bloomberg:
Sources: PayPal is exploring acquisitions of cryptocurrency companies, including holding talks with BitGo, which makes multi-signature cryptocurrency wallets  —  - Goldman-backed startup helps investors store Bitcoin securely  — No deal is finalized and talks could still fall apart
Anna Irrera / Reuters:
Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:
US says Russia-linked group targeted IT systems used by state and local officials, but there was no evidence “integrity of elections data has been compromised”  —  It's no secret that the hacking group often referred to as Energetic Bear or TEMP.Isotope — linked by multiple security firms …
Kevin Collier / NBC News:
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Quibi says it will shut down “on or about” December 1 and does not know if its original content will be made available elsewhere after it shuts down  —  Quibi, a day after announcing it will shut down less than seven months after launching, told customers Thursday that it expects …
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Biz Carson / Protocol:
Expensify's CEO emailed all users to encourage them to vote for Biden; says “anything less than a vote for Biden is a vote against democracy”  —  Expensify CEO David Barrett blasted all of his customers with a message to vote for Biden to “protect democracy.”
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Intel reports Q3 revenue of $18.3B, down 4% YoY, vs $18.24B est., and Data Center Group revenue of $5.9B, down 7% YoY; stock is down 10%+ after hours  —  - Intel beat estimates overall as work from home continued because of the coronavirus pandemic.  — The company's data center unit derives revenue …
Cyrus Farivar / NBC News:
As voters weigh Prop 22, a California appeals court upheld a lower court ruling ordering Uber and Lyft to stop classifying drivers as independent contractors  —  OAKLAND, Calif.—A California state appellate court on Thursday upheld a lower court's ruling that there was an “overwhelming likelihood” …
Larry Dignan / ZDNet:
Enterprise software provider Tibco acquires data and analytics firm Information Builders to expand its analytics portfolio and customer base  —  Information Builders has data quality, prep and integration products that will support what Tibco calls its hyperconverged analytics strategy.
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 …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
How Phantom Secure, which started as a privacy-focused phone company in Canada, became a network for the Sinaloa Cartel before being shut down by the FBI  —  Vince Ramos wanted Phantom Secure to be the Uber of privacy-focused, luxury-branded phones—flood the market with devices, and sort out the law later.
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.
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
TikTok will now specify which content policy a removed video violated, after testing the notification feature and seeing a 14% reduction in user appeals  —  You know what you did.  Or do you?  Until recently, TikTok wouldn't necessarily explain why it removed one of your videos from the platform.
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