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October 26, 2020, 4:55 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Facebook preps responses to possible post-election unrest, like slowing the spread of viral content, with tools it has used in countries like Myanmar  —  Tools include slowing the spread of certain posts and tweaking users' news feeds  —  Facebook Inc. teams have planned …
Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
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Lillian Rizzo / Wall Street Journal:
Users working from home are running into internet usage limits as ISPs reinstate data caps they suspended at the beginning of the pandemic  —  As more people rely on their home broadband for work and school during the coronavirus pandemic, providers are reinstating data caps
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.
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Profile of Maddie Stone, who leads Google's Project Zero team that studies and neuters actively exploited Android malware  —  The Project Zero reverse engineer shuts down some of the world's most dangerous exploits—along with antiquated hacker stereotypes.  —  EVEN WITH A knee injury, Maddie Stone is formidable.
Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News:
Zoom deleted events planned for Oct. 23 on alleged censorship by the company after Zoom canceled an SFSU talk in Sept.; Zoom says the events violated its TOS  —  Zoom shut down a series of events meant to discuss what organizers called “censorship” by the company.
Michael Steinberger / New York Times:
Profile of Palantir CEO Alex Karp and the controversies around Palantir's trustworthiness; Karp claims his progressivism offsets Thiel's relationship with Trump  —  The tech giant helps governments and law enforcement decipher vast amounts of data — to mysterious and, some say, dangerous ends.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
A look at signature verification software deployed to expedite mail-in ballot verification in US, as signature discrepancies are the main reason for rejections  —  As of early October, more than 84.2 million absentee ballots had been requested or sent to U.S. voters in 47 states and the District …

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