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October 25, 2020, 12:50 AM

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Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook asks NYU Ad Observatory, which analyzes political ad targeting using data collected from a browser extension, to 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.
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Lee Kun-hee, who was chairman and chief executive of Samsung Electronics from 1998 to 2008 and its chairman since 2010, has died at age 78  —  Mr. Lee was convicted — and pardoned — twice for white-collar crimes, in a sign of the ills in South Korea's relationship with its business dynasties.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google removes three Android apps for children, with 20M+ downloads between them, after a nonprofit watchdog raises concerns about their data practices  —  When it comes to apps, Android leads the pack with nearly 3 million apps in its official Google Play store.
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 …

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