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January 12, 2021, 2:20 PM

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Nick Statt / The Verge:
WhatsApp clarifies its new data sharing policy, which relates mostly to businesses, following a backlash and recent surge of Telegram and Signal  —  The company is trying to contain fallout over a privacy policy update  —  WhatsApp has published a new FAQ page to its website outlining …
Alex Heath / The Information:
Memo: following its Trump ban, Facebook has told employees to avoid wearing company-branded apparel in public as it might put staff at risk  —  Facebook on Monday told employees to avoid wearing or carrying company-branded clothing and other items in public following the company's suspension …
Twitter:
Twitter says it has suspended over 70K accounts involved in spreading harmful QAnon-associated content since Friday  —  Following the horrific events in Washington, DC, last week, here are some of the steps we've taken to protect the conversation on our service from attempts to incite violence …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Parler is suing Amazon after its AWS suspension, leveling far-fetched antitrust allegations, including that Amazon hoped to reduce competition for Twitter  —  Parler has sued Amazon after the beleaguered conservative social media site was expelled from AWS, filing a fanciful complaint alleging …
Dell Cameron / Gizmodo:
Jeff Grubb / VentureBeat:
Nvidia unveils RTX 3060, 3070, and 3080 GPUs, suited for mobile gaming, and says laptops with the RTX 3070 and 3080 will start rolling out this month  —  Nvidia's Ampere architecture is going mobile.  The company revealed its plans and partnerships to bring GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs to more than 70 laptops throughout 2021.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
AMD unveils its Ryzen 5000 Series, 8-core x86 chips for gaming laptops and thin-and-light notebooks coming in February, and third-gen Epyc server chips  —  Advanced Micro Devices showed off some impressive Ryzen 5000 mobile processors today and teased the performance of its 3rd Gen Epyc server chips.
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Spanish gamer David “TheGrefg” Martínez had 2M+ concurrent viewers on Twitch watching him reveal Icon series Fortnite skin, breaking the previous record of 635K  —  Smashing all previous records  —  Spanish streamer and EU Heretics team owner David “TheGrefg” …
Emily Czachor / Newsweek:
North Idaho ISP Your T1 WIFI will block Facebook and Twitter for customers that request it after it received complaints over censorship  —  Your T1 WiFi, an internet service provider based in northwestern Idaho, will implement firewalls that restrict access to Facebook and Twitter at its customers' requests.
Shibani Mahtani / Washington Post:
Chinese authorities are ramping up the use of digital tools to clamp down on Hong Kong activists, including website blocking, as some fear broader surveillance  —  HONG KONG — The police officers who came to take away Owen Chow on national security grounds last week left little to chance.
More: Reuters
Swetha Gopinath / Bloomberg:
UK online greeting cards company Moonpig says it will list on London's stock exchange, sources say with an expected valuation of over £1B  —  - Firm has gained from online shopping surge during the pandemic  — Listing contributes to resurgence in London's IPO market
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Gett, a ride-hailing platform focused on business users, raises $115M, bringing its total raised to $965M, says it's now “operationally profitable”  —  As ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft continue to find their feet in a new landscape for transportation services …

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