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November 13, 2020, 10:20 PM

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Jeffrey Paul:
Thursday's OCSP service-related issues highlight the fact that macOS sends a hash of every app that users run, along with the users' unencrypted IP, to Apple  —  It's here.  It happened.  Did you notice?  —  I'm speaking, of course, of the world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997.
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Comprehensive macOS 11.0 Big Sur review: the end of OS X era  —  Yes, you read that right—Mac OS X (or macOS 10?) is no more.  —  The era of Mac OS X is over.  Kind of.  —  For the first time in almost two decades, Apple has decided to bump up the version number of the Mac's operating system.
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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
DoorDash files for IPO, says it had revenue of $1.9B and loss of $149M in the first nine months of 2020, vs. revenue of $587M and loss of $533M a year ago  —  - DoorDash, the leading food delivery app in the U.S., filed its IPO prospectus with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple plans to launch an iPad with a mini-LED display and AirPods 3 with a design similar to AirPods Pro, both in the first half of 2021  —  Apple intends to launch an iPad with a mini-LED display and AirPods 3 with a design signature similar to AirPods Pro in the first half of next year …
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Sources: Uber has been in talks since October to sell its self-driving car unit, Advanced Technologies Group, to Aurora Innovation  —  Eighteen months ago, Uber's self-driving car unit, Uber Advanced Technologies Group, was valued at $7.25 billion following a $1 billion investment from Toyota, DENSO and Softbank's Vision Fund.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Facebook plans to use machine learning to sort its moderation queue prior to human review, prioritizing viral and potentially severe content first  —  Facebook says it's using AI to prioritize potentially problematic posts for human moderators to review as it works to more quickly remove content that violates its community guidelines.
More: The Verge and Engadget
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it detected three APTs, from N. Korea and Russia, that launched attacks on at least seven companies developing a COVID-19 vaccine or treatments  —  The three state-sponsored hacker groups (APTs) are Russia's Strontium (Fancy Bear) and North Korea's Zinc (Lazarus Group) and Cerium.
Cameron Faulkner / The Verge:
Oculus Quest 2 update adds support for 90Hz games; Oculus Move, an app for tracking fitness metrics while playing, rolls out next week  —  Plus, the mobile app will be able to record the headset's screen in late November  —  Oculus has rolled out its first big update for the Quest 2 …
Shoshana Wodinsky / Gizmodo:
Ticketmaster's UK wing fined ~$1.6M by the UK ICO after a report found they failed to put appropriate security measures in place prior to their 2018 data breach  —  Ticketmaster's UK wing has been fined £1.25 million pounds (roughly $1.6 millions) following an investigation …
Jay Peters / The Verge:
DHS says US election was the most secure, with “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes, or was in any way compromised”  —  “The November 3rd election was the most secure in American history.”  —  The November 3rd election was the …
Reuters:
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
Filing: CFIUS extends the deadline for ByteDance to divest its US TikTok operations by 15 days until Nov. 27  —  U.S. panel sets Nov. 27 as new deadline for Chinese-owned app's divestiture  —  WASHINGTON—Federal officials have granted TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance Ltd. a 15 …
Javier Espinoza / Financial Times:
Sundar Pichai apologizes to Thierry Breton for an internal Alphabet document outlining a plan to attack the EU commissioner, saying it “was never shown to me”  —  Sundar Pichai says he was unaware of plan for ‘pushback’ against the regulator  —  The chief executive …

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