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December 19, 2020, 1:30 PM

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Jacob Knutson / Axios:
Trump downplayed the massive cyberattack on the US government, claiming that China may be responsible and the “Fake News Media” is exaggerating its extent  —  President Trump downplayed a massive cyberattack on U.S. government departments and agencies and private companies on Twitter Saturday …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Mike Pompeo says Russia is “pretty clearly” behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign, the first Trump administration official to publicly blame the country  —  Russia is behind the massive, ongoing cyber spy campaign against the federal government and private sector …
Kim Zetter / Yahoo News:
Sources: hackers conducted a test run of the SolarWinds breach in October 2019, with a version of the malware that didn't have a backdoor embedded in it  —  Hackers who breached federal agency networks through software made by a company called SolarWinds appear to have conducted a test run …
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ProPublica:
Leaked docs show how China stage-managed the content on its domestic internet to make coronavirus look less severe in the early days of the outbreak  —  ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power.  Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as they're published.
Laurel Wamsley / NPR:
Stanford Medicine apologizes for its vaccine distribution plan that left out almost all of its front-line workers, blames an algorithm in an internal email  —  Stanford Medicine apologized on Friday for its vaccine distribution plan - a plan that came under fire for leaving out nearly …
Patricia Hurtado / Bloomberg:
DOJ charges a China-based executive at Zoom with disrupting video meetings commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre; Zoom says it terminated the employee  —  - Worker accused of disrupting Tiananmen Square commemorations  — Zoom says it fired Xinjiang Jin after internal investigation
Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters:
Apple puts manufacturing partner Wistron on probation, after an audit found violations of Apple's Supplier Code of Conduct at Wistron's Bengaluru plant  —  NEW DELHI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Apple Inc has placed supplier Wistron Corp on probation, saying on Saturday it would not award …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Microsoft is working on in-house designs for chips to run its cloud servers and Surface PCs  —  Microsoft Corp. is working on in-house processor designs for use in server computers that run the company's cloud services, adding to an industrywide effort to reduce reliance …

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