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October 24, 2020, 8:10 AM

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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 …
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 …
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.
Tim Anderson / The Register:
Survey of 17K developers in 159 countries: JavaScript is the most popular language with 12.4M active developers, followed by Python at 9M, and then Java at 8.2M  —  Plus: What puts off developers from adopting cloud?  Price  —  A new developer survey has shown the popularity of C# …
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Yujing Liu / South China Morning Post:
Alibaba is investing $3.6B in Sun Art Retail Group, which operates 484 hypermarkets across China, to double its effective stake in the company to 72%  —  Alibaba will double its effective stake in Hong Kong-listed Sun Art Retail Group with a deal with Mulliez family's Auchan Holding Deal …
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 …
Takashi Nakano / Nikkei Asia:
Singapore now has 1,000+ B2B fintech startups, up 70%+ YoY, after the city-state started luring foreign entrepreneurs with special visas and monetary support  —  City-state lures foreign entrepreneurs with special visas and financial support  —  SINGAPORE — Singapore is striving to enhance …

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