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October 29, 2020, 8:45 AM

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Gilad Edelman / Wired:
The Senate's Section 230 hearing, with Dorsey, Zuckerberg, and Pichai, only briefly discussed the law, instead letting Republicans berate Dorsey for soundbites  —  Republican senators unloaded on Twitter's Jack Dorsey, but had little to say about reforming the foundational internet law.
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Casey Newton / Platformer:
Section 230 hearing never mentioned 2018's FOSTA-SESTA law, which, with the full support of Facebook, resulted in over-moderation, hurting smaller sites  —  What is it going to take to get good tech policy in America?  —  1 hr  —  An error message is seen as Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) …
Nancy Scola / Politico:
Christopher Bing / Reuters:
Cybersecurity experts say FBI is investigating Ryuk ransomware attacks on more than two dozen US hospitals, and officials warned hospitals to back up systems  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating the recent targeting with ransomware of more than two dozen hospitals across …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung reports operating profit of $10.9B in Q3, up 59% YoY, on highest ever quarterly revenue of $59B, up 8% YoY, led by strong demand for its smartphones  —  While the pandemic continues to rage, consumers are buying phones and other electronics again.  —  The pandemic-caused lull …
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Jane Lytvynenko / BuzzFeed News:
Internal email: Spotify defends Joe Rogan interviewing Alex Jones, saying it won't “ban specific individuals from being guests on other people's shows”  —  In public, Spotify is staying quiet about an appearance by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones yesterday on its flagship podcast …
Brandon Russell / XDA Developers:
Sony updates its PlayStation App for iOS and Android, introducing in-app voice chat support, a revamped UI, PlayStation Store integration, and more  —  Ahead of the PlayStation 5's launch on November 12, Sony has introduced a big update to its PlayStation App for Android and iOS.
Craig Chapple / Sensor Tower Blog:
Genshin Impact, a freemium mobile RPG, grossed $245M in worldwide player spending in its first month, making it one of the largest mobile game launches ever  —  Global blockbuster Genshin Impact from miHoYo has amassed $245 million in player spending during its first month …
New York Times:
A look at startup culture wars happening around Coinbase, Expensify, and others as they become embroiled in a debate over the role of politics in the workplace  —  Coinbase, Expensify, Soylent, Clubhouse and others are embroiled in a culture war over politics and the workplace.
Uwagbale Edward-Ekpu / Quartz:
Facebook and Instagram mislabeled some posts on Nigeria's EndSARS protests as “fake news”, while Twitter actively boosted posts on the mostly peaceful protests  —  The two and a half week-long #EndSARS protests in Nigeria against police brutality has garnered attention …
Jonathan Albright / Medium:
A look at 493 COVID related iOS apps across 98 countries including each app's permissions requests, developer location and embedded SDKs, sorted by categories  —  Health and Fitness - Pandemic: The Next App Store Genre?  —  Since the Coronavirus pandemic began, a host of Covid-19 applications have emerged.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Sidekick Health raises $20 million Series A for its gamified digital care service that focuses on chronic disease management  —  Nordic digital therapeutics company, Sidekick Health, has closed a $20 million Series A led by pan-European VC Wellington Partners and healthcare focused VC Asabys Partners.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Will Knight / Wired:
A profile of Primer, whose AI tech helps the intelligence industry analyze thousands of public news sources and identify information war campaigns  —  Primer can quickly sort through hundreds of sources to identify, say, Russian interference in Azerbaijan.  It sells its tech to Walmart too.
Patrick Moorhead / Forbes:
Marvell Technology is acquiring Inphi in a $10B deal to boost its cloud and 5G opportunities  —  I had the chance to talk last night with Marvell CEO Matt Murphy and optics leader Inphi CEO Dr. Ford Tamer on its deal valued at $10B, which considerably expands Marvell's market opportunity in the cloud data center and 5G end markets.
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Alexander Behrens / Decrypt:
The Graph, which provides services for some popular DeFi apps, raises $12M in a token sale and expects to launch its data provider network within two months  —  The Graph, a blockchain data company providing services for some of DeFi's most popular apps, has raised $12 million in a token sale that sold out in just over 24 hours.
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