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September 18, 2021, 4:35 PM

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Nick Clegg / About Facebook:
Facebook VP says WSJ's series contained deliberate mischaracterizations, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees  —  A lot has been said about Facebook this week.  A series of articles published by the Wall Street Journal has focused …
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Aditya Kalra / Reuters:
Report: India's antitrust authority found that Google abused the dominant position of Android in the country to illegally hurt competitors  —  Google abused the dominant position of its Android operating system in India, using its “huge financial muscle” to illegally hurt competitors …
New York Times:
Apple and Google remove jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's app that coordinated protest voting, bowing to Russian pressure on the eve of an election  —  The app, from the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, vanished from online stores as polls opened in the parliamentary election it was designed to sway.
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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty:
Telegram blocks Navalny's Smart Voting chatbot on the second day of voting in Russia's parliamentary election  —  Popular messaging app Telegram has suspended all chat bots used in the Russian elections campaign, in another blow to jailed opposition politician Aleksei Navalny's Smart Voting initiative …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
The dismantling of digital advertising based on personal data and cookies is reshaping revenue plans for ad and tech industries, publishers, and small companies  —  As Apple and Google enact privacy changes, businesses are grappling with the fallout, Madison Avenue is fighting back and Facebook has cried foul.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
CEO of US-based cybersecurity company Exodus Intelligence says India bought and likely weaponized its Windows zero-day research to spy on China and Pakistan  —  A U.S. company's tech was abused by the Indian government, amidst warnings Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being out of control.
Michael Berens / Reuters:
A review of US laws governing the corporate use of biometric screening finds Illinois stands out in banning biometric data collection without consent  —  When night fell, a clerk at a bustling 24-hour MotoMart flipped a switch from behind the counter.  —  Electromagnetic locks sealed the doorway.
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google to bring an Android 11 feature that auto-resets permissions granted to apps that haven't been used in months, to phones running Android 6 and above  —  Resetting an app's permissions if it hasn't been used in a while  —  Android 11's auto-resetting permissions …

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