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February 1, 2021, 1:15 AM

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Jeff Horwitz / Wall Street Journal:
In August, internal research at Facebook showed that ~70% of the platform's most active civic Groups were considered too toxic to recommend to users  —  The giant struggled to balance Mark Zuckerberg's free-expression mantra against findings that rabid partisanship had overrun a feature central to its future
Dave Lee / Financial Times:
More than 2,000 police and fire departments in the US have now partnered with Amazon's Ring, with 1,189 new departments added over the past year  —  Controversial surveillance network has doubled in size in the country in the past year  —  More than 2,000 police and fire departments in the US …
NetBlocks:
Network data indicates the onset of widespread internet disruptions in Myanmar amid reports of a military uprising and the detention of political leaders  —  Network data from the NetBlocks Internet Observatory indicate the onset of widespread internet disruptions in Myanmar on Sunday 31 January 2021 …
Daniel Howley / Yahoo Finance:
Microsoft says revenue from its various cybersecurity offerings crossed $10B over the past 12 months, up 40% YoY and ~7% of its total revenue for the year  —  Microsoft (  —  MSFT) is officially a cybersecurity giant.  For the first time on Tuesday, Microsoft disclosed revenue from its various security offerings as
Maggie Miller / The Hill:
A look at the criticism in DC directed at CSET, a State Dept. bureau focused on cybersecurity and emerging technologies formed in the last days of Trump's admin  —  A newly established State Department bureau focused on cybersecurity and emerging technologies could give the Biden administration …
Susan Adams / Forbes:
Profile of Chegg, which is valued at $12B, employs 70,000+ freelance tutors in India, and faces the issue of students using it to cheat by getting test answers  —  I'm a senior editor in charge of Forbes' education coverage.  —  This story appears in the March 31, 2021 issue of Forbes Magazine.
Bloomberg:
Many elderly people in the US aren't getting scheduled for COVID-19 vaccinations due to a lack of familiarity with navigating the internet and web-based signups  —  - Slots go fast, often to those who are more comfortable online  — ‘Health departments are failing’ nationwide, one official says
Steven Borowiec / Nikkei Asia:
The pandemic has exacerbated the brutal conditions of workers at e-commerce and delivery companies in Asia even as average earnings per delivery declined  —  How the pandemic economy relies on overburdened and underpaid couriers  —  DAEGU, South Korea — The last time Park Mi-suk …

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