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January 7, 2021, 5:20 PM

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Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook:
Zuckerberg says Facebook is extending the block it has placed on Trump's Facebook and Instagram accounts “indefinitely and for at least the next two weeks”  —  The shocking events of the last 24 hours clearly demonstrate that President Donald Trump intends to use his remaining …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube says it will temporarily restrict channels that post misinformation about the 2020 election results, potentially including Trump's  —  Channels will receive an automatic strike on top of videos being removed  —  YouTube will temporarily restrict channels that post videos containing …
Tonya Riley / Washington Post:
The quick evacuation of the Capitol left computers and devices unattended while the mob ransacked offices, a nightmare scenario for cybersecurity professionals  —  Lawmakers and congressional staff were ushered into secure locations as a mob backing President Trump violently stormed …
@twittersafety:
[Thread] Twitter says Trump's account will be locked for 12 hours following removal of recent tweets, and further violations will result in permanent suspension  —  As a result of the unprecedented and ongoing violent situation in Washington, D.C., we have required the removal of three @realDonaldTrump Tweets that were posted earlier today for repeated and severe violations of our Civic Integrity policy. https://help.twitter.com/...
Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:
As Facebook prepares for a Washington controlled by Democrats, Zuckerberg is betting that blocking Trump will make up for the last four years of his appeasement  —  In his post announcing that President Trump would be blocked from posting on Facebook until at least Inauguration Day …
Vipal Monga / Wall Street Journal:
Shopify takes down online stores run by the Trump Organization and Trump campaign for violating its policy against promoting violence  —  E-commerce platform removes sites affiliated with President Trump for violating policy against promoting violence  —  TORONTO—Online stores run …
BuzzFeed News:
The Trump supporters who rioted in the US Capitol on Wednesday had been openly planning online for weeks, including on mainstream and niche social media sites  —  The supporters of President Donald Trump who rioted in the US Capitol building on Wednesday had been openly planning for weeks …
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Michelle Obama calls on Silicon Valley to permanently ban Trump from their platforms and prevent leaders from using platforms to “fuel insurrection”  —  In a new statement issued by former First Lady Michelle Obama, she calls on Silicon Valley specifically to address its role …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
The time has come for Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to deplatform Trump, whose continued presence is accelerating the erosion of US democracy  —  As you no doubt already know, today, President Trump incited his followers to storm the US Capitol, where they disrupted the constitutionally …
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is developing an autonomous, electric vehicle, which could be released in five to seven years, as it adds more ex-Tesla execs to the project  —  Apple Inc. will take at least half a decade to launch an autonomous, electric vehicle because development work is still at an early stage …
Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:
Officials say the US judiciary's electronic filing system was likely breached in the SolarWinds hack, putting highly sensitive nonpublic documents at risk  —  Apparent compromise in suspected Russian attack has put highly sensitive nonpublic court documents at risk, officials said
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Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Gtmhub, which builds software to help companies manage their corporate planning, raises $30M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  This morning Gtmhub, a multinational startup that builds software to help other companies manage their corporate planning, announced that it has raised …
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Kate Rooney / CNBC:
SoFi says it will go public via a merger with a SPAC backed by Chamath Palihapitiya at a valuation of $8.65B  —  - Fintech start-up SoFi says it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, backed by venture capital investor Chamath Palihapitiya.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Hopin, which develops software for hosting digital events, acquires livestreaming startup StreamYard for $250M  —  This morning Hopin, a quickly-growing startup that sells a technology platform for hosting digital events, announced that it has acquired StreamYard.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: US is considering prohibiting Americans from investing in Alibaba and Tencent, and is debating the impact on US financial markets of a potential ban  —  Agencies debate impact on U.S. financial markets of potential restrictions  —  U.S. officials are considering prohibiting Americans …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
DDoSecrets, a WikiLeaks-like repository run by transparency activists, publishes 1TB of data from five companies that was first leaked by ransomware hackers  —  WikiLeaks successor DDoSecrets has amassed a controversial new collection of corporate secrets and is sharing them in the name of transparency.

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