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November 10, 2020, 8:30 AM

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Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
EU files antitrust charges against Amazon over its dual role as a marketplace for third-party vendors and a competitor selling its own goods  —  Competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager will announce a formal case on Tuesday  —  Margrethe Vestager, the European commissioner who oversees competition …
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.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
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 …
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.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
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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.
Patrick Howell O'Neill / MIT Technology Review:
EU tightens rules on surveillance tech, forcing companies selling spyware, facial recognition, and tech with military uses to get a license, be more transparent  —  The goal is to make sales of technologies like spyware and facial recognition more transparent in Europe first, and then worldwide.
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 …
Financial Times:
SoftBank's Vision Fund invests $250M in Berlin-based e-scooter rental service Tier Mobility, valuing the startup just below $1B  —  Latest investment values Berlin-based electric scooter start-up just below $1bn  —  SoftBank's Vision Fund has made its first investment into the fast-growing …
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 …
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:

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