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November 10, 2020, 2:30 AM

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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.
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Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Apple Silicon Macs will run iOS apps but some developers, including Facebook, Google, and the developers of Candy Crush and Among Us, have already opted out  —  Apple will hold another special event tomorrow, and we expect to see the first Mac with Apple Silicon chips.
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 promoted the ‘Stop the Steal’ effort and other misleading messages related to the election, were removed over the weekend …
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, says it is closing down today and all Slingbox devices and services will become inoperable in November 2022  —  Slingbox will no longer function as of November 9, 2022.  Sling Media, a subsidiary of DISH, announced that they were closing shop on November 9, 2020.
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 …
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
An ex-Microsoft engineer is sentenced to 9 years in prison for stealing $10M in digital currency from Microsoft, in US' first Bitcoin case involving tax fraud  —  An ex-Microsoft engineer was sentenced to nine years in prison for 18 federal felonies after he stole more than $10 million worth …
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Facebook and Twitter's warning labels during the election were a win for their public relations, but as a tech product, they were too little, too late  —  This election proved Big Tech still hasn't figured out how to make truth spread faster than lies  —  It was the equivalent of Big Tech slapping the …
Todd Feathers / VICE:
A look at exam monitoring software, which uses facial detection, eye tracking, mouse clicks, full room scans, and more to flag students who may be cheating  —  Using hand mirrors and making 3D room scans are among the bizarre instructions students must follow while using software like ProctorU and Respondus.
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.
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 …

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