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October 26, 2020, 11:50 PM

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Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook launches free-to-play cloud gaming on desktop and Android but says it is unable to bring games to iOS due to Apple's “arbitrary” policies  —  - Facebook announced the launch of cloud gaming on its desktop website and Android app but not to iOS due to Apple's “arbitrary” policies.
David Ingram / NBC News:
Twitter says it will place messages it calls “pre-bunks” at the top of users' feeds to pre-emptively debunk false info about voting by mail and election results  —  Twitter said Monday it would begin placing messages at the top of users' feeds to pre-emptively debunk false information …
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Ant Group will raise $34.5B in its dual Shanghai and Hong Kong IPOs, valuing it at $313.37B, making it the biggest listing of all time  —  - Ant Group will raise $34.5 billion in its dual initial public offering (IPO) after setting the price for its shares on Monday, making it the biggest listing of all time.
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Sources: staff at Verkada, a facial recognition and security camera startup, abused the company's own surveillance cameras to monitor and harass women coworkers  —  Employees at Verkada accessed the company's facial recognition system to take photos of women colleagues and make sexually explicit jokes.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on third-generation entry-level AirPods without noise cancellation and a smaller second version of the AirPods Pro  —  - New AirPods earbuds planned to be announced as early as 2021  — Hit accessory sees new competition from Amazon, Google, others
Washington Post:
Study of ~200K US Internet users: Facebook users read more polarized news as they spend more time on the service, and the impact is 5X greater for conservatives  —  Steven L. Johnson, Brent Kitchens and Peter Gray are information technology professors at the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
YouTube revamps its mobile apps with gestures like swiping up for fullscreen and expands video chapters by adding lists with chapter preview images  —  YouTube today is rolling out a series of updates to its player page on mobile devices.  The changes relocate some elements, add new features …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook says it has helped register 4.4M voters for the 2020 election so far, topping its previous efforts  —  Facebook has helped register a record 4.4 million voters, surpassing its goal for the November election, the company exclusively told USA TODAY on Monday.

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