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January 26, 2021, 2:10 PM

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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 …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
In letter to creators, CEO Susan Wojcicki says YouTube has paid more than $30B to creators, artists, and media organizations over the last three years  —  The company still has work to do with creator transparency  —  YouTube has paid out more than $30 billion to creators, artists …
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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 …
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 …
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 …
Swetha Gopinath / Bloomberg:
UK-based online greetings card retailer Moonpig plans to raise £384M in its London IPO, pricing shares at £3.10 to £3.50 and valuing the company at £1B-£1.2B  —  - Shares in the IPO are being marketed at 310 pence to 350 pence  — Price range values the company at up to 1.2 billion pounds

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