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October 8, 2021, 2:25 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Hackers defaced Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Jeff Bezos  —  Twitch isn't having a good week  —  Hackers have managed to deface Twitch for a few hours this morning, replacing a number of background game images with photos of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
As Twitch grapples with the fallout from its giant data leak, a look at the impact on its streamers, who had extensive revenue and personal data leaked  —  The leak of source code and some internal security files does not expose sensitive data, according to a former Twitch employee.
The Verge:
Politico:
136 countries spanning the EU, US, China, and India agree to set a 15% minimum tax rate for corporate profits; the deal must still be approved by G20  —  The world's biggest companies like Facebook and Johnson & Johnson face an extra collective tax bill of hundreds of billions of dollars …
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Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Notion raises $275M led by Coatue Management and Sequoia at a $10B valuation; the company was reportedly valued at $2B in April  —  Covering venture capital, software and startups  —  Early this year, Notion experienced a problem unusual to enterprise software startups: it went viral on TikTok.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
Microsoft acquires Ally, whose software helps companies track and hit their goals; PitchBook: Ally was last valued at $345M after its $50M Series C in February  —  Microsoft has acquired Ally, a 3-year-old Seattle-based startup that helps companies track and hit their goals.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Washington Post:
Ex-members of Facebook's integrity team speak of demoralization as management ignored their work; at least 10 members now work in a similar division at Twitter  —  Dissidents within the company endured personal and professional setbacks for their criticisms of the powerful social network
Geoff Weiss / Tubefilter:
YouTube says it will stop making year-end Rewind videos, after canceling the 2020 edition due to the pandemic  —  After shelving last year's iteration of YouTube Rewind due to the hardships and heaviness of 2020, YouTube has exclusively confirmed to Tubefilter that it is doing away with the annual compendium for good.
The Verge:
Gov. Newsom signs Silenced No More Act, which ex-Pinterest employee Ifeoma Ozoma helped draft, to protect CA workers who call out discrimination despite NDAs  —  Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Silenced No More Act to protect whistleblowers in California  —  California governor Gavin Newsom signed …
Lucinda Shen / Fortune:
BetterUp, which provides mental health counseling and employee coaching through its app, raises $300M Series E at a $5B valuation  —  Sign up for Term Sheet, a daily newsletter on the biggest deals and dealmakers.  Sign up to get it delivered free to your inbox.  —  It's been a whirlwind 2021 for BetterUp.
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