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October 25, 2021, 6:25 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.
Ben Smith / New York Times:
How Frances Haugen maximized the impact of her leaked Facebook documents, rolling them out to WSJ and then broadening the circle to a large group of outlets  —  In a time of mega-leaks, journalists' sources have become power players.  Frances Haugen, the former Facebook executive …
Michael Riley / Bloomberg:
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Brandy Zadrozny / NBC News:
Ben Hubbard / New York Times:
Citizen Lab: the iPhone of Ben Hubbard, an American reporter for NYT, was hacked in 2020 and 2021, likely by Saudi Arabia using NSO's Pegasus; NSO denies claim  —  Invasive hacking software sold to countries to fight terrorism is easily abused.  Researchers say my phone was hacked twice, probably by Saudi Arabia.
Richard Lawler / The Verge:
Tesla rolls back its FSD beta from version 10.3, which improved many items like brake light and turn signal detection, to 10.2 after “seeing some issues”  —  Elon Musk didn't specify what issues the company found  —  Tesla's decision to test its “Full Self Driving” …
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 …
Michael Shields / Reuters:
ProtonMail's parent company wins a Swiss court appeal confirming email services are not considered telcos and thus not subject to data retention requirements  —  Geneva-based Proton AG, the company behind ProtonMail and ProtonVPN, has won an appeal regarding its treatment under Swiss law …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian startup Clear, which helps individuals and businesses file tax returns and more, raises a $75M Series C from Kora Capital, Stripe, and others  —  Stripe has made its second investment in India, just days after disclosing the first.  One of the world's most valuable startups …
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 …

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