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November 14, 2020, 6:55 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
A look at Parler, a social network with little moderation, which is backed by Robert and Rebekah Mercer and saw its user base double to 10M in under a week  —  The libertarian-minded platform aims to challenge tech giants through a focus on free speech; surge in users since the election
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.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Unity posted a net loss of $144.7M, up 218% YoY, on revenue of $200.8M, up 53.3% YoY, in its first earnings report since the company went public in September  —  - Video game software developer Unity Software's stock fell more than 6% in after-hours trading on Thursday as the company posted …
Brandon Russell / XDA Developers:
Amazon announces the GameOn app for Android, which lets mobile gamers record and share gameplay clips  —  Amazon has unveiled another gaming service, this time aimed at mobile users.  Dubbed Amazon GameOn, the service makes it easy for users to capture and share mobile gameplay.
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.
Dan Levin / New York Times:
The challenge of closing the digital divide for students has proved daunting in N. Carolina, which has a large rural population lacking reliable internet access  —  Millions of American students lack reliable internet access.  Some are learning in parking lots connected to Wi-Fi buses or crashing with relatives to get online.
Ken Shirriff / @kenshirriff:
Ars Technica:
Many Mac users experienced app slowdowns during the launch of Big Sur, possibly due to issues with Apple's OCSP service being unable to validate certificates  —  Even Macs that didn't upgrade to Big Sur had problems.  —  Mac users today began experiencing unexpected issues …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Will Douglas Heaven / MIT Technology Review:
Scientists criticize a lack of transparency in AI research, citing issues of replication in research and unequal access to code, proprietary data, and hardware  —  Tech giants dominate research but the line between real breakthrough and product showcase can be fuzzy.  Some scientists have had enough.

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