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September 27, 2020, 7:55 PM

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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Inside eBay's alleged plot that targeted a blogging duo and a Twitter gadfly using cockroaches, porn, death threats, physical surveillance, and pizza deliveries  —  “People are basically good” was eBay's founding principle.  But in the deranged summer of 2019, prosecutors say …
Alex Thompson / Politico:
Facebook exec says right-wing drives more engagement because its “populism is always more engaging” as it speaks to “an incredibly strong, primitive emotion”  —  Throughout 2020, Democrats have denounced Facebook with growing ferocity as a “right wing echo chamber” …
Financial Times:
US sets export restrictions on China's biggest chipmaker SMIC, saying exports to SMIC posed an “unacceptable risk” of being diverted to “military end use”  —  Move further hurts semiconductor sector after penalties on Huawei  —  The US government has imposed sanctions …
Isobel Asher Hamilton / BusinessInsider:
Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI is exclusively licensing GPT-3 to Microsoft saying “OpenAI is essentially captured by Microsoft”  —  - Elon Musk voiced his discontent on Twitter that OpenAI — the AI research firm he helped found — is exclusively licensing …
New York Times:
Amazon, which had struggled to gain a foothold in Italy, benefited from a shift to online shopping during pandemic lockdown as 75% of Italians shopped online  —  The e-commerce giant had struggled to gain a foothold in a society that prefers to shop in person, with cash, but now Italians are hooked on online shopping.
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