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November 11, 2020, 3:15 PM

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Alex Sherman / CNBC:
TikTok asks federal court to intervene in CFIUS order forcing sale of TikTok's US operations by Nov. 12; sources: TikTok hasn't heard from Trump admin in weeks  —  - TikTok hasn't heard from the Trump administration in weeks as it tries to figure out whether or not to proceed to sell a minority stake in itself to Oracle and Walmart.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google will end its free unlimited Photos storage on June 1, 2021, imposing a 15GB cap, but photos and documents uploaded before then will not count against cap  —  After 15 gigs, you'll need to pony up for Google One  —  After five years of offering unlimited free photo backups at …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Joe Biden's transition team of advisors includes employees from Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and other tech companies, as well as several outspoken tech critics  —  - Biden's transition agency review teams already includes several current and former tech employees from companies …
David Craddock / Shacknews:
Interview with Xbox boss Phil Spencer on volunteering to take over the division, launching a console during a pandemic, and Microsoft's gaming ambitions  —  The ‘Xboss’ of Xbox reflects on his early years at Microsoft, the circumstances that led to him volunteering to lead Microsoft's Xbox division …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg:
Wall Street Journal:
Sources detail how Elliott Management helped Masayoshi Son save SoftBank from financial ruin in the spring; sources say Elliott now owns $5B+ in SoftBank shares  —  The world's most unpredictable technology investor was coached out of the crisis by hedge fund Elliott Management, a major shareholder
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
Analysis of Apple's A14 chip shows an increase in single-thread performance of nearly 3x in 5 years, suggesting M1 will be a formidable rival to x86 incumbents  —  From Mobile to Mac: What to Expect?  —  To date, our performance comparisons for Apple's chipsets have always been in the context …
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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Hannah Murphy / Financial Times:
Facebook and Google quietly extend their planned one week bans on political ads, as Trump and GOP continue their claims of voter fraud  —  Blackouts continue as pro-Trump US election narratives persist  —  Facebook and Google have quietly extended their bans on political advertising beyond …
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Facebook says political content makes up about 6% of what is seen on its platform and CrowdTangle measures engagement but doesn't predict reach  —  Facebook Tuesday said that political content makes up only about 6% of what users actually see on its platform.
Mark Bergen / Bloomberg:
Researchers say YouTube's policy loopholes for election videos have led to an onslaught of videos aiming to undermine the legitimacy of the election  —  Google video site says election misinformation policies are ‘generally working as intended’  —  On Monday, cable outlet One America News Network posted …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Roku begins rolling out support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, available on the majority of Roku's 4K streaming devices  —  Roku says its streaming devices are now the first to support all three voice assistants  —  It's been a long wait, but today Roku is starting to roll out support for Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit features.
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Twitch apologizes to streamers for its mishandling of music copyright, saying it was unprepared for a surge of copyright takedown notices that started in May  —  In a blog post, the platform explained why it sent that weird email last month  —  Twitch published a blog post today …
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Non-consensual porn images and videos, filmed by groups now facing legal action, can live on forever in machine learning datasets used to create deepfake porn  —  Non-consensual porn videos, like many of those shot by Czech Casting and Girls Do Porn, can live on forever in machine learning datasets.
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Profile of Hasan Piker, a progressive Twitch streamer who had 225K+ concurrent viewers at the peak on election night, making him Twitch's most-watched streamer  —  The 29-year-old progressive political commentator has risen to the top of the platform after 80-plus hours of live election coverage.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which oversees TV programming, will now regulate policies for streaming platforms and digital news outlets  —  India's Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, which oversees programs beamed on television and theatres in the country …

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