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November 24, 2020, 9:50 AM

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Sue Dremann / Palo Alto Online:
Apple's head of global security Thomas Moyer indicted for trying to bribe Santa Clara sheriff's office with 200 iPads in return for concealed firearm permits  —  Defendants include Sheriff Laurie Smith's second-in-command  —  Four people, including top brass in the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office …
New York Times:
Sources: after the election, Zuckerberg agreed to temporarily tweak Facebook's algorithm to make authoritative news like CNN and NYT appear more prominently  —  Employees and executives are battling over how to reduce misinformation and hate speech without hurting the company's bottom line.
Jay Peters / The Verge:
Twitter will now show a warning when someone tries to like a tweet labeled for misinformation, says such warnings decreased quote retweets of misinfo by 29%  —  The company already displays a warning when you try to retweet a labeled tweet  —  Ahead of the 2020 election …
Patrick Moorhead / Forbes:
Apple's M1 Macs are impressive but some may want to pass on them for now due to incompatibility or stability issues with apps like Matlab, Parallels, and Docker  —  I've read the first batch of Apple MacBook Pro 13" M1 reviews from the Apple-chosen first reviewers and you'd be hard to find anything negative about the new laptop.
Rachel Monroe / The Atlantic:
Behind the rise of TikTok's teen stars, content houses, and the D'Amelios, who this year have focused on establishing themselves as the first family of TikTok  —  Collab day at Clubhouse Beverly Hills was scheduled to start at 2 p.m., but that time came and went and the mansion was still as sleepy as a college dorm on Saturday morning.
Justin Hendry / iTnews:
Australian Government agency IGIS says one or more of the country's intelligence and security agencies collected data related to COVIDSafe contact tracing app  —  But not decrypted, access or used, IGIS says.  —  One or more of Australia's key intelligence and security agencies “incidentally” …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
Internal reports detail how Amazon tracks labor, environmental movements in EU; Amazon confirms hiring union-busting Pinkerton agency to spy on warehouse staff  —  Dozens of leaked documents from Amazon's Global Security Operations Center reveal the company's reliance on Pinkerton operatives …

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