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December 18, 2020, 8:50 PM

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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 …
Reuters:
An analysis of publicly available web records shows SolarWinds hackers accessed the networks at Cox Communications and the local government in Pima County, AZ  —  LONDON (Reuters) - Suspected Russian hackers accessed the systems of a U.S. internet provider and a county government in Arizona …
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Scott Simmie / DroneDJ:
China-based drone maker DJI is among the companies the US Commerce Department has added to its blacklist  —  An updated “Entity List” is bad news for the world's largest drone manufacturer.  DJI has been put in the company of Huawei and others, a move that will have negative consequences for the firm.
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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
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
The only explanation for its ad campaign against Apple is that Facebook has decided shamelessness works, after years of cozying up to the Trump administration  —  The company declared in newspaper ads that it was “standing up to Apple.”  It's a desperate ploy that's unlikely to work.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Judge says DOJ's antitrust lawsuit against Google likely won't go to trial until late 2023  —  - The Justice Department's antitrust lawsuit against Google likely won't go to trial until late 2023, Judge Amit Mehta said at a status hearing on Friday.  — The judge set September 12, 2023 as a tentative date to start the trial.
Sriram Krishnan / The Observer Effect:
Q&A with Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke on his typical day, time management, culture, product creation, organizational design, meetings, and working from home  —  Welcome to the third interview on ‘The Observer Effect’.  We are lucky to have one of the most interesting founders in technology and commerce …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla have banned a root certificate being used by the Kazakhstan government to intercept and decrypt HTTPS traffic  —  This marks the second time browsers makers had to intervene and block a certificate used by the Kazakhstan government to spy on its citizens.
Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Apple clarifies power-saving modes of AirPods Max, says they enter low power mode after 5 minutes of non-use and ultralow power state after 18 hours in the case  —  When Apple unveiled AirPods Max last week, it revealed that they don't come with an on/off power button, but instead enter an …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Amazon launches group video and audio calling for up to seven participants on Echo devices  —  It's also coming soon to the Alexa app  —  Amazon is launching a new group video or audio calling feature for Echo devices today, just in time for the holidays.

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