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October 24, 2021, 1:30 PM

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New York Times:
Internal docs detail Facebook's struggles with violence-inciting content in India, including failure to designate some politically-connected groups as dangerous  —  Internal documents show a struggle with misinformation, hate speech and celebrations of violence in the country, the company's biggest market.
Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
Internal docs: Facebook employees created a test account in 2019 and within days it was recommended extreme and conspiratorial content, including QAnon Groups  —  In the summer of 2019, a new Facebook user named Carol Smith signed up for the platform, describing herself as a politically conservative mother …
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
Internal docs show Facebook staff faulted the company for failing to thwart the proliferation of Groups, like Stop The Steal, that fomented January 6 violence  —  Employees and the company's own research highlight ways Facebook failed to police its platforms ahead of the siege on the Capitol
New York Times:
Internal docs show the extent of Facebook's knowledge of extremist Groups on its site but don't offer a complete picture of its decision-making in response  —  Company documents show that the social network's employees repeatedly raised red flags about the spread of misinformation and conspiracies …
Washington Post:
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft reverses its decision to remove code editing feature Hot Reload in its upcoming .NET 6 SDK, after backlash from the open source community  —  .NET 6 will now include Hot Reload across multiple platforms  —  Microsoft is reversing a decision to remove a key feature …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
CISA warns of malware discovered in npm package UAParser.js, which has 6M-7M downloads weekly, that installs a password stealer and a crypto miner  —  A massively popular JavaScript library (npm package) was hacked today and modified with malicious code that downloaded and installed …
Leah Nylen / Politico:
Docs from 16 AGs' Google suit: Google sought help from Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft to stall federal efforts to strengthen an online privacy law for children  —  Unsealed court documents say the search giant sought help from Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to “find areas of alignment.”
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
A look at the bitter privacy debate in a Colorado neighborhood over the use of license plate scanners made by Flock, whose customer base has risen 4x since 2019  —  A battle among homeowners in the Colorado mountains shows how a new generation of surveillance technology is reshaping American neighborhoods
Danny Palmer / ZDNet:
Researchers detail how hackers are using FiveSys, a rootkit with a Microsoft-issued digital signature, to steal the login credentials of gamers in China  —  FiveSys rootkit somehow used a valid digital signature to help bypass cybersecurity measures in order to steal usernames and passwords from victims.
Lizzy Lawrence / Protocol:
A look at productivity influencers who center their content around apps like Notion, Excel, and Asana, offering advice on how to stay organized  —  This is the creators' internet.  The rest of us are just living in it.  We're accustomed to the scores of comedy TikTokers …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
Facebook files a lawsuit against a Ukrainian national for allegedly scraping and selling the personal data of 178M+ users on a cybercrime forum  —  Facebook has filed a lawsuit on Friday against a Ukrainian national for allegedly scraping its website and selling the personal data …

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