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October 31, 2020, 10:05 AM

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Kif Leswing / CNBC:
Apple says it will replace AirPods Pros manufactured before October 2020 that have crackling sounds, static, and active noise cancellation issues  —  - Apple said on Friday that it will replace AirPods Pro headphones that have sound issues.  — These issues include a static or crackling sound …
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Twitter lifts restrictions from the NY Post's Twitter account, updating its practice of “not retroactively overturning prior enforcement”  —  Social-media company reverses policy that previously required newspaper to delete old tweets before being able to tweet again
David Yaffe-Bellany / Bloomberg:
US judge issues temporary injunction blocking Trump's TikTok ban in TikTok creators lawsuit, saying ban exceeds gov't authority, causes users “irreparable harm”  —  - Pennsylvania jurist says U.S. probably exceeded its authority  — Administration calls Chinese apps a national security threat
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Apple launches the Apple One subscription bundle, with three tiers ranging from the $14.95 Individual tier to the $29.95 Premier tier  —  Starting at $14.95 a month  —  Apple One, a bundle combining services like Apple Music, Apple TV Plus, and Apple Arcade into one monthly subscription, is now available.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
CISA, FBI say an Iran-linked APT targeted unsecured state election websites to harvest US voter info used to send threatening emails to some Democratic voters  —  DHS CISA and the FBI today shared more info on how an Iranian state-sponsored hacking group was able to harvest voter registration info …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google's Project Zero discloses a zero-day sandbox exploit on Windows 7 and 10; Microsoft says it has no evidence of the flaw being widely exploited  —  Security flaw lets attackers escape sandboxes designed to contain malicious code.  —  Google's project zero says that hackers …
Bloomberg:
Airbnb says it will establish a host endowment fund in advance of its IPO, to be used for educational and financial support for hosts when the fund passes $1B  —  Airbnb Inc. is creating an endowment fund to help support its hosts as the home-rental startup prepares for an initial public offering.
BuzzFeed News:
Facebook confirms it has stopped recommending that people join online groups dealing with political or social issues in the lead up to Election Day  —  “This is a measure we put in place in the lead-up to Election Day.  We will assess when to lift them afterwards, but they are temporary."  —  Copy
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple seeds iOS 14.2 “Release Candidate” to developers, which adds optimized battery charging for AirPods and MagSafe leather case support  —  Apple today seeded “Release Candidate” versions of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers and public beta testers …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Hands-on with the Dash Cart at an Amazon Fresh store: cart sensors worked fine, but a two-bag limit, bag fill limit, and real-world hassles hinder experience  —  There were no lines outside Irvine, California's new Amazon Fresh grocery store on its opening day last week …

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