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January 26, 2021, 11:40 AM

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Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter acquires newsletter publishing company Revue; the five-year-old Dutch company has six employees and has raised ~$318K  —  Twitter on Tuesday said it has acquired Revue, a newsletter platform for writers and publishers.  —  Why it matters: The deal marks Twitter's first step …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Signal's rapid growth following WhatsApp privacy changes has raised concerns from Signal staff who worry the service's new features will be misused  —  SHARE All sharing options  —  On January 6th, WhatsApp users around the world began seeing a pop-up message notifying …
Adam Weidemann / The Keyword:
Google Threat Analysis Group details a suspected North Korean specialized campaign targeting infosec researchers with fake profiles, blogs and backdoor software  —  Over the past several months, the Threat Analysis Group has identified an ongoing campaign targeting security researchers working …
NBC News:
Twitter debuts Birdwatch, in testing since last year, which lets select users flag and add notes about tweets they think are misleading or false  —  Twitter unveiled a feature Monday meant to bolster its efforts to combat misinformation and disinformation by tapping users in a fashion similar …
Apple:
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook News launches in the UK, partners with Axel Springer and Samsung-owned Upday for curation, and announces partnerships and payments for some publishers  —  As the United Kingdom prepares to sharpen its focus on how it regulates big tech companies, Facebook is taking a big step …
New York Times:
Norwegian Data Protection Authority fines Grindr ~$11.7M for disclosing user location data to advertisers and effectively tagging users as LGBTQ without consent  —  The Norwegian Data Protection Authority said on Monday that it would fine Grindr, the world's most popular gay dating app …
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Twitter unveils a new “standalone, flexible” open source text editor API for iOS developers, similar to what's used in tweet and Fleet composers on its iOS app  —  Twitter announced today a new “standalone, flexible” open source API for iOS developers that provides a text editor for apps …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Google says it will not make any donations via its PAC this cycle to members of Congress who voted against certifying results of presidential election  —  Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
W3C, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, and others launch Open Web Docs, a new project for Web API documentation that will support MDN Docs following Mozilla's layoffs  —  Founding members include the W3C, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla, Samsung Coil, and Igalia  —  A coalition of tech companies announced today …
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News:
As farmers protested reforms in India, on Twitter, supporters of Modi encouraged police brutality against them, with “Shoot” trending for hours  —  Thousands of tweets encouraging police brutality against farmers protesting controversial agricultural reforms in India …
Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Instagram adds a new “professional dashboard” for creator and business accounts, a dedicated space for analytics, business tools, monetization features, more  —  Instagram is working on a new feature for business owners and influencers.  The app is adding a new “professional dashboard” …

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