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December 12, 2020, 8:55 AM

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Jessica Bursztynsky / CNBC:
Oracle says it is moving its corporate headquarters from Redwood City, CA to Austin, TX and will implement “a more flexible employee work location policy”  —  - Oracle is the latest tech company to relocate from California to Austin, Texas.  — HPE announced its move to Houston earlier this month.
Gizmodo:
Public records show school districts across the US are purchasing phone hacking tools from companies like Cellebrite to search students' personal devices  —  In May 2016, a student enrolled in a high-school in Shelbyville, Texas, consented to having his phone searched by one of the district's school resource officers.
BuzzFeed News:
Four key Facebook staffers who dealt with hateful or violent speech have left in recent weeks, calling out leadership for lack of action in their farewell posts  —  On Wednesday, a Facebook data scientist departed the social networking company after a two-year stint, leaving a farewell note for their colleagues to ponder.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has acquired screen-sharing social app Squad whose team will join Twitter, and it will shut down the app tomorrow  —  Today, Twitter announced that it is acquiring Squad and that the team from the screen-sharing social app will be joining Twitter's ranks.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Filing: California is seeking to join the DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google, making it the first Democratic state to request to join 11 GOP AGs in the suit  —  - California is seeking to join the Justice Department in its antitrust lawsuit against Google, according to a court filing the state submitted on Friday.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Some iPhone users say iOS 14 is not showing notifications when receiving SMS texts and iMessages  —  An iOS 14 bug doesn't show notifications when some new messages arrive  —  If you've noticed that you're receiving SMS texts and iMessages from people but aren't getting any notifications about them, you're not alone.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Sources: Israeli surveillance vendors like Bsightful, backed by the US public company Verint, hook into ad exchange systems to siphon app location data  —  This year has seen a rush amongst government snoops for a new and sometimes contentious data set: location data grabbed by smartphone popular apps.
Maureen Farrell / Wall Street Journal:
Internal memo: Roblox, citing soaring market debuts of Airbnb and DoorDash, says it is too difficult to price its shares and will delay its IPO until next year  —  Videogame company, citing Airbnb and DoorDash market debuts, says it is too difficult to price its shares
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
Eric Engstrom, one of the pioneers behind DirectX which helped make Windows a dominant gaming platform and paved the way for Xbox, died at 55 on December 1  —  Eric Engstrom was part of rebellious team behind technology that paved way for Xbox  —  In the early 1990s, Microsoft Corp.'s …
Bloomberg:
Innoviz, a lidar company backed by auto suppliers Magna and Aptiv, is going public via a SPAC merger expected to close in Q1 2021 at a valuation of $1.4B  —  - Startup supplies laser sensors for BMW's iX model due in 2021  — Innoviz is fourth lidar company in 2020 to go public via SPAC

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