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October 24, 2021, 7:50 AM

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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.
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
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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
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Tel Aviv and Palo Alto-based Metrolink.ai, which is developing a data management service, raises a $22M seed led by Grove Ventures  —  Israel- and Palo Alto, California-based Metrolink.ai, which is developing a platform for data management, today announced that it raised $22 million …
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Christine Hall / TechCrunch:
Embrace, a mobile data intelligence startup, raises a $45M Series B led by NEA  —  Many companies collect data from all of their users, but they don't know what is good or bad data until it is collected and analyzed.  Now in this increasingly mobile-first world, we use our phones for everything …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple updates App Store Guidelines, including to let developers contact users about other payment methods as part of an earlier agreement with US developers  —  Apple today introduced a new set of App Store Guidelines which include three key changes.  One of the changes is the result …
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Software Freedom Conservancy says TRUTH Social violates Mastodon's open source code licensing terms by not sharing its source code, gives it 30 days to comply  —  Truth Social ripped off open-source platform Mastodon  —  The Software Freedom Conservancy (SFC) says former President Donald Trump's …

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