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December 13, 2020, 2:00 AM

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Rakesh Prakash / Times of India:
Violent unrest erupts at Wistron's iPhone manufacturing plant near Bengaluru in India, sources say over the company's failure to pay promised wages  —  A screenshot of the video showing employees damaging properties at the iPhone manufacturing plant.  —  BENGALURU: The iPhone manufacturing plant …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: point-of-sale lender Affirm is postponing its IPO until next year  —  The point-of-sale lender is the second company in as many days to pull back from the IPO market  —  Affirm Holdings Inc. is postponing its initial public offering, according to people familiar with the matter …
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: iPhone 13 mass production will return to Apple's usual timeframe and will not face the delays that the iPhone 12 lineup faced  —  While the iPhone 12 lineup launched later than usual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo today forecasted that mass production …
Benjamin Powers / CoinDesk:
How US FinCEN became a honeypot for sensitive personal data, a situation made worse by the banking industry's defensive filing of suspicious activity reports  —  If a despotic government's bank transactions can be leaked, so can yours.  —  That's perhaps the most overlooked yet unsettling implication …
Steven Burke / CRN:
Thoma Bravo says it is acquiring a majority stake in Venafi, a provider of machine identity management software, at a $1.15B valuation  —  “Thoma Bravo invests in category creators and leaders,” said Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson.  “That ($1.15 billion) valuation is a good valuation.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Cisco is acquiring Slovakia-based Slido, which lets people moderate Q&A sessions and set up polls in virtual conferences and live events; Slido has 7M users  —  While Zoom continues to hold a lot of mindshare (and market share) in the world of videoconferencing, Cisco's WebEx division today announced …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Arthur.ai, which develops a monitoring tool to ensure the accuracy of machine learning models doesn't slip over time, raises $15M Series A led by Index Ventures  —  At a time when more companies are building machine learning models, Arthur.ai wants to help by ensuring the model accuracy …

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