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November 8, 2020, 10:00 PM

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Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
As POTUS, Biden will overturn Trump's immigration EOs, support net neutrality and may not prioritize Section 230 reform but his approach to antitrust is unclear  —  Joe Biden's election as the 46th president of the United States gives the tech industry a reason to breathe a brief sigh of relief …
Jessica Guynn / USA Today:
Facebook is showing a notification atop its apps that Joe Biden is the projected winner of the 2020 election; Twitter is showing a banner in its Explore tab  —  Facebook alerted millions of U.S. users that Joe Biden was the projected winner of the presidential election at the top of Facebook …
Corbin Davenport / Android Police:
Let's Encrypt warns phones running Android 7.1 or older won't connect to many secure websites starting in 2021 as they will no longer trust its root certificate  —  It took a long time, but most of the web now uses HTTPS to securely transmit information, partially thanks to a push by Google.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Windows 10, iOS 14, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox were hacked in Tianfu Cup, China's largest hacking competition; winning team from Qihoo 360 got $744K in prizes  —  Winning hacker team pockets $744,500 at the Tianfu Cup, China's top hacking contest.  —  Many of today's top software programs …
Waqas / HackRead:
Data breach leaks sensitive, private, and financial data of millions of customers from Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, and others who use Prestige Software  —  The list of online booking sites affected by the breach includes some of the top industry giants including Booking.com.
Romain Dillet / TechCrunch:
Germany-based challenger bank Vivid Money, which lets customers create sub-accounts called pockets with their own IBAN numbers, raises $17.6M Series A  —  German fintech startup Vivid Money has raised a $17.6 million Series A funding round (€15 million).  Ribbit Capital is leading the investment.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
FBI warns that hackers are abusing misconfigured SonarQube applications to steal source code repositories from US government agencies and private businesses  —  FBI blames intrusions on improperly configured SonarQube source code management tools.  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation …
Heather Kelly / Washington Post:
Facebook starts putting some political and social groups on a 60 day probation and will closely monitor them, to slow the spread of disinfo about the election  —  A new system flags groups that violate community standards, and makes volunteer moderators approve all posts for two months
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
In a survey, Spotify hints at plans for a subscription podcast service; the survey describes at least four plans, ranging from $3 to $8 per month  —  No music included  —  Spotify appears to be interested in launching a subscription podcast service that would offer access to original shows or exclusive episodes for a monthly fee.

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