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November 9, 2020, 7:05 PM

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Nilay Patel / The Verge:
Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max review: terrific camera, battery life, and performance, but it's close to being too big and 60Hz display lags behind the competition  —  Apple's biggest iPhone brings along an impressive camera  —  The iPhone 12 Pro Max is a big phone.  The biggest iPhone ever made, in fact.
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple MagSafe Duo charger review: useful, but underwhelming build quality and is expensive at $129, especially considering it does not come with a power adapter  —  In addition to the new iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max, I was able to try out Apple's new MagSafe Duo Charger.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Apple iPhone 12 mini review: easy to handle, screen and performance are excellent, but battery life is lackluster and charging with MagSafe is slower  —  The tech industry is obsessed with size, and it's easy to see why.  “Bigger” is often used as shorthand for “better,” and if you need proof just look at phones.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Zoom agrees to enhance its security as part of a proposed settlement with FTC, after Zoom was accused of deceiving customers over end-to-end encryption and more  —  The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with Zoom, after it accused the video calling giant of engaging in …
Fred Imbert / CNBC:
Following positive COVID-19 vaccine news, Zoom's shares fell 13%+ and other “stay-at-home” stocks like Amazon and Netflix dropped 3.4%-5.4%  —  - Zoom Video stock fell as names benefitting from people staying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic came under pressure by the vaccine news.
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt startup releases an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform, which allows organizations to build privacy-focused apps  —  Inrupt, the startup from World Wide Web founder Tim Berners-Lee, announced an enterprise version of the Solid privacy platform today …
Bloomberg:
Apple suspends new business with key supplier Pegatron after discovering violations of labor rules related to a student worker program  —  - Apple says Pegatron violated rules for student worker program  — Company says new business paused until corrective action taken
Financial Times:
SoftBank has removed three of its most senior executives, including Vision Fund head Rajeev Misra, from its board, amid calls to improve corporate governance  —  Japanese conglomerate also books a $1.3bn loss on its Nasdaq trades over the summer  —  Japan's SoftBank has culled three …
Elizabeth Dwoskin / Washington Post:
Facebook removed seven pages, with over 2.45 million followers, tied to Steve Bannon for pushing misinformation about voter fraud and election results  —  The pages, which pushed the ‘Stop the Steal’ hashtag and other misleading messages, were removed over the weekend while Bannon's account was frozen
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's antitrust watchdog says it has opened a case against Google to investigate whether Play Store favors Google Pay over rivals  —  India's antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Google for allegedly abusing the dominant position of its app store to promote its payments service …

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