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December 27, 2020, 2:50 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple's system status webpage indicates that the company has resolved an outage affecting iCloud Account and Sign In services  —  Apple's system status webpage indicates that the company has resolved an outage affecting “iCloud Account and Sign In” services.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
2020 has been the beginning of major streaming exclusivity plays, forcing users to pay for four or five services as big studios prioritize their own platforms  —  End-of-year turnover is always rough, and it's going to get worse  —  Two of the biggest movies people want to talk about this week …
Sarah Fallon / Wired:
Profile of Ray Holt, who in the 1960s jointly developed the F-14 Tomcat's Central Air Data Computer, considered by some to be the first microprocessor  —  In a weird way, I've known Ray Holt all my life, but I never knew what he had accomplished—or how his inventions wove their way into my own family.
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft's patch for a zero-day privilege escalation Windows bug in June did not fix the vulnerability, which could still be exploited with some adjustments  —  Back in June, Microsoft released a fix for a vulnerability in the Windows operating system that enabled attackers to increase …
Ankit Malhotra / Counterpoint Research:
With 31% market share, MediaTek becomes the biggest smartphone SoC vendor globally in Q3, surpassing Qualcomm, which remains the largest 5G chipset vendor  —  - More than 100 million smartphones were sold globally with MediaTek chipsets in Q3 2020.  — Qualcomm led the market for 5G chipsets in Q3 2020.
Steven Overly / Politico:
Facebook critics say a general animosity toward Facebook in Washington may push the Biden administration into taking more proactive measures against the company  —  Joe Biden has said he's no fan of Facebook.  Now he has an opportunity to show it as he assumes landmark policy and legal battles against the company.

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