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October 31, 2020, 10:05 PM

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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 …
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
Elliott Ackerman / Wired:
Profile of Shield AI, which raised money from a16z and others to develop autonomous military drones that scan buildings to help soldiers clear them  —  On the battlefield, any doorway can be a death trap.  A special ops vet, and his businessman brother, have built an AI to solve that problem.
Rest of World:
Filipino activists and journalists want Facebook to tackle deadly disinformation coming from the government, resulting in enemies being “red-tagged” and killed  —  Targeted by government misinformation, activists are asking Facebook to do more to tackle a deadly epidemic of “red-tagging.”
Monica Chin / The Verge:
Intel launches new Iris Xe Max discrete GPU, with first laptops now available from Acer, Dell, and Asus  —  Try out Intel's new discrete GPU  —  Earlier this month, the public got its first glimpse of Iris Xe Max, Intel's new discrete GPU for thin-and-light laptops, at an Acer press event.
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.
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 …

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