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September 17, 2021, 11:40 PM

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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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New York Times:
Recording from a global Apple all-hands meeting reveals Tim Cook answered only two questions from staff about workplace and social issues  —  Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company.
Wall Street Journal:
Internal docs show how antivax activists flooded vaccine content on Facebook with negative comments, despite Zuckerberg's push to promote COVID-19 vaccines  —  Company documents show antivaccine activists undermined the CEO's ambition to support the rollout by flooding the site …
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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Biden administration is preparing many actions to disrupt ransomware payments, including sanctions on some crypto wallets and exchanges next week  —  Biden administration hopes to disrupt digital finance infrastructure that facilitates ransomware cyberattacks, a threat traced to Russia
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 …
David Shepardson / Reuters:
General Motors says it is building direct relationships with chip manufacturers to address shortages, following production halts at six assembly plants  —  General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said Friday the largest U.S. automaker plans to make changes in its supply chain …

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