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November 6, 2020, 5:50 PM

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Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Twitter permanently bans Steve Bannon's @WarRoomPandemic and YouTube pulls episode of his show after he called for execution of FBI director Wray and Dr. Fauci  —  Former Presidential advisor and right-wing pundit Steve Bannon had his show suspended from Twitter and an episode removed …
Kim Lyons / The Verge:
Facebook says it plans to show the name of the projected winner of the US presidential election in notifications at the top of Facebook and Instagram  —  The platforms will rely on a majority of news outlets to make the call  —  Facebook plans to put the name of the winner …
David Gilbert / VICE:
Facebook shuts down Trump-linked “Stop the Steal” Group, which was spreading disinfo about the election and amassed 360,000+ followers since launching a day ago  —  The group, run by Trump allies, is spreading disinformation about the election and calling for “boots on the ground to protect the integrity of the vote.”
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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Kuo: iPhone 13 to come in same four sizes as iPhone 12, Pro Models to feature a major upgrade to ultra wide camera with f/1.8, 6P lens with autofocus  —  TF International Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has released a new research note, seen by MacRumors, that details his expectations …
Elsa Keslassy / Variety:
Netflix is testing Direct, a linear channel with real-time, scheduled programming from its library, which is accessible only via its website, in France  —  Netflix has chosen France to test its first channel offering.  —  Named Direct, the linear channel — which is only available to subscribers …
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
MagSafe Duo Charger as well as the Leather Sleeve with MagSafe for the iPhone 12 models are now listed as “coming soon” on Apple's site, for $129 each  —  As preorders for the iPhone 12 Mini and iPhone Pro Max kicked off on Friday, Apple also revealed pricing for its MagSafe Duo Charger …
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
PlayStation 5 review: DualSense controller is amazing, performance is fast and smooth, has a more streamlined UI, but it's big and has no “quick resume” feature  —  The real star of Sony's new console is its controller  —  A new console generation is usually something you can see.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Twitter removed a student's tweets critical of Proctorio, which makes an exam monitoring tool used by many US schools, for reproducing Proctorio's code  —  A series of tweets by one Miami University student that were critical of a proctoring software company have been hidden by Twitter …
Shakeel Hashim / Protocol:
Codemasters, which makes F1 and Dirt racing games, says Take-Two made a non-binding offer to acquire it for around $960M  —  In a statement Friday, Codemasters said that Take-Two had made a non-binding offer to acquire the company for around $960 million in cash and stock.
Arjun Kharpal / CNBC:
Chinese autonomous vehicle startup Pony.ai raises $267M at a $5.3B valuation, and says it has raised a total of $1B to date  —  - Chinese driverless car firm Pony.ai has raised another round of funding, bringing its valuation to $5.3 billion, the company said on Friday.
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Code in the Google Photos app reveals a test that locks some editing features and filters, like Color Pop, giving access only to Google One users  —  The primary reason that you may decide to have a Google One subscription is to get extra storage for Google Drive and other apps, but the service has other benefits.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and HomePod mini are now available for pre-order  —  Apple is now accepting pre-orders for the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max through its online storefront and the Apple Store app.  Pre-orders are available in more than 30 countries and regions around …
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