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February 10, 2021, 10:00 AM

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Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has suspended 500+ accounts in India for violating rules but has not taken any action on accounts of journalists, activists, and politicians  —  Twitter said on Wednesday it has taken actions on more than 500 accounts and reduced visibility of some hashtags in India …
Nikkei Asia:
Sources: Apple has partnered with TSMC to develop advanced micro OLED displays at a secretive facility in Taiwan  —  IPhone maker works on tech for augmented reality devices at secretive Taiwan lab  —  TAOYUAN, Taiwan — Apple has partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co …
New York Times:
Facebook says it will test a reduction of political content in News Feed for some users in Canada, Brazil, and Indonesia this week, and the US in coming weeks  —  News feeds will start getting less political content in Canada, Brazil and Indonesia, the social network said, with the change reaching the U.S. in coming weeks.
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Ax Sharma / BleepingComputer:
A researcher was able to breach 35+ companies, including Microsoft and Apple, in a new software supply chain attack that leveraged an open source ecosystem flaw  —  A researcher managed to breach over 35 major companies' internal systems, including Microsoft, Apple, PayPal, Shopify, Netflix …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Salesforce says “the 9-to-5 workday is dead” and that after the pandemic most staff will work a flex schedule, going into the office 1-3 days per week  —  ‘It no longer makes sense to expect employees to work an eight-hour shift.’  —  Cloud computing company Salesforce is joining …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: the Trump-driven plan to force the sale of TikTok to a group including Oracle and Walmart has been shelved indefinitely  —  Trump-driven deal had languished as video-sharing app's Chinese owner mounted successful legal challenges  —  WASHINGTON—A U.S. plan to force the sale …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
In iOS 14.5 beta, Maps adds a feature letting US users report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along their route using Siri or CarPlay  —  The iOS 14.5 beta, available to developers and public beta testers, adds a new Apple Maps feature that lets you report accidents, hazards …
Mikhail Klimentov / Washington Post:
Riot Games CEO Nicolas Laurent has been accused of gender-based harassment in a lawsuit filed by a former executive assistant who was terminated in July 2020  —  A lawsuit filed to the Los Angeles County Superior Court in January by Sharon O'Donnell, a former executive assistant at Riot Games …
Casey Newton / Platformer:
In defense of blocking tools on Clubhouse, and why it should look at refining them over time to enable private conversations while also being more inclusive  —  Blocking is an important part of privacy — but it could be better  —  Blocking is having a moment.
Dexter Thomas / VICE:
Police officers in Beverly Hills have played licensed music while being filmed by citizens, seemingly in an effort to trigger social networks' copyright filters  —  Police officers in Beverly Hills have been playing music while being filmed, seemingly in an effort to trigger Instagram's copyright filters.
Campbell Kwan / ZDNet:
Huawei files a lawsuit against the FCC for its decision to designate the company as a national security threat, says the order was beyond FCC's scope of powers  —  It has accused the FCC of making the designation without providing substantial evidence.  —  Huawei has once again filed …
Jaron Schneider / PetaPixel:
Adobe brings document collaboration to Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco, enabling asynchronous editing of files across desktop, iPhone, and iPad  —  Adobe is leaning a bit more into the benefits of a cloud-based architecture with the rollout of an easy collaboration button and asynchronous editing …
Marcella McCarthy / TechCrunch:
SmartHop, which helps interstate truckers make their routes more efficient and lucrative, raises $12M Series A led by USV, bringing its total raised to $16.5M  —  If you are a founder and launched a startup last February of 2020 just before the pandemic hit, then you may have felt like you were living the ultimate business nightmare.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
BigHat Biosciences, which uses AI to design better antibodies, raises $19M Series A led by Andreessen Horowitz, bringing its total raised to $25M  —  BigHat Biosciences, a protein therapeutics startup and developer of an AI-guided antibody design platform, today announced that it closed …
Sky Sports:
Instagram to impose stricter penalties, including removing accounts, to prevent abusive messages in DMs, after racist abuse was directed at footballers  —  Instagram to remove accounts of people who send abusive messages while developing new controls to help reduce the abuse people …
Marc Vartabedian / Wall Street Journal:
PlusAI, which retrofits traditional semi trucks with autonomous driving tech, raises $200M Series B  —  PlusAI nets $200 million from prominent investors as it ramps up commercial work  —  Self-driving trucking startup PlusAI Inc. raised $200 million in fresh capital from investors including …

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