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October 29, 2020, 6:10 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) …
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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 …
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.
Ashley Cullins / Hollywood Reporter:
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 …
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.
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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft is planning an extensive Windows 10 update for 2021 with design refreshes for many top-level UIs, including Start and File Explorer  —  Microsoft wants to ‘reinvigorate’ the Windows 10 user interface next year.  —  What you need to know  — A big UI refresh is on the cards for Windows 10 in 2021.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Marvell Technology is nearing a deal to buy semiconductor company Inphi Corp. for as much as $10B, to help expand its reach in networking  —  Deal valued at about $10 billion could come as soon as this week  —  Marvell Technology Group Ltd. is nearing a deal to buy Inphi …
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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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.
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.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Bloomberg:
TikTok and parent ByteDance have filed a suit against Triller in response to Triller's suit filed in July that alleges ByteDance infringed on one of its patents  —  - Lawsuit seeks ruling TikTok doesn't infringe rival's patent  — Both video-streaming companies are in take-over negotiations

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