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November 14, 2020, 8:10 AM

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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.
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:
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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 …
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.
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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 …
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 …
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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:
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.
Rich Karlgaard / Forbes:
Q&A with AI expert Kai-Fu Lee on China catching up to the US in AI, his investment philosophy, ethics in AI, China's natural advantages, and more  —  Any credible list of influential books about tech from the last decade would include AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee.
Tawnell D. Hobbs / Wall Street Journal:
Analysis finds that nearly three dozen ransomware attacks have targeted US school districts educating 700,000+ students since the pandemic began in March  —  Districts around the U.S. are fighting a wave of increasingly aggressive hackers, who are publicly posting sensitive student information

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