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October 23, 2020, 9:00 PM

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Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook says NYU Ad Observatory, which analyzes political ad targeting with data from users with a browser extension, must cease the practice for violating TOS  —  In letter this month, Facebook says the project violates provisions in its terms of service that prohibit bulk data collection
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
GitHub removes 18 projects related to YouTube download library youtube-dl after RIAA sent a letter saying it enabled infringement  —  Main target of the takedown was the youtube-dl project, a Python library that had amassed more than 72k stars on GitHub and was used in many YouTube video ripping tools and services.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: state and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November  —  State and federal investigators are expected to file antitrust charges against Facebook as soon as November, according to four people familiar with the matter …
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
Sources: the Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop cyberattacks aimed at small government offices in recent weeks, after a similar case in Washington  —  (Reuters) - The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across …
Hartley Charlton / MacRumors:
Apple iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPad Air 4 are now available in stores and arriving to customers around the world  —  The iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and fourth-generation iPad Air are now available in stores and arriving to customers around the world.  —  Apple has shared a Newsroom post …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
US Treasury imposes sanctions against Russian research institute for its role in developing the Triton malware  —  US imposes sanctions against Russia's Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM).  —  The US Treasury Department announced sanctions today …
Sean Lyngaas / CyberScoop:
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 17 on their platforms' handling of NY Post story and the election  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on November 17th.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Political strategists say they are struggling to find enough space on YouTube for ads as campaigns flood the service, with particular shortages in swing states  —  - In some swing states, YouTube is entirely sold out of ad space  — Political advertisers see ‘crunch’ in final month of election
Sahil Patel / Wall Street Journal:
Rokt, which helps e-commerce companies make personalized marketing offers during and after transactions, raises $80M Series D, at a valuation of $450M+  —  Rokt tools let companies make personalized marketing offers during and after transactions  —  Rokt Pte Ltd., an eight-year-old e …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify debuts its first daily morning show, The Get Up, a combination of pre-recorded news, pop culture, and personalized music, available as a playlist  —  Spotify's streaming music service is starting to resemble terrestrial radio with today's launch of the company's first daily morning show, “The Get Up.”
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.”
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 …
Justin Phillips / San Francisco Chronicle:
DoorDash is investing in a restaurant, Oakland's Burma Bites, for the first time, says the investment will help it build a more permanent delivery model  —  For the first time in the company's history, the food delivery app DoorDash has co-invested in a restaurant.

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