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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifying social-distance style before a House Judiciary subcommittee in July 2020 Photo by Graeme JENNINGS / POOL / AFP via Getty Images Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Amazon’s smart home security…

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  1. Amazon’s smart home security division Ring has unveiled a camera drone that launches if sensors detect a potential home break-in. The new Always Home Cam is an autonomous drone that can fly around inside your home to give you a perspective of any room you want when you’re not in, per The Verge. 
  2. Amazon announced Luna, a free video game streaming service that lets you play hit games on your phone, computer, and other streaming devices, on Thursday. For $5.99 per month, players can subscribe to the Luna+ channel, which will grant them access to dozens of games, including hit titles like “Control,” and “Resident Evil 7.” 
  3. The Senate plans to subpoena the CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter to testify before Congress next month. The committee is holding a hearing on Oct. 1 that’s meant to address Section 230, a law that shields social media companies from being held liable for the content of users’ posts.
  4. Facebook issued a warning about Russian ‘hack-and-leak’ operations ahead of the 2020 election. In the last presidential election, Russian government operatives working to elect Donald Trump created fake news outlets to disseminate emails stolen from the Hillary Clinton campaign.
  5. Spotify, Epic Games, and Match Group have allied to take on Apple in the raging App Store war. The app developers have banded together to create a non-profit called the Coalition for App Fairness over claims Apple’s practices are anti-competitive. 
  6. Facebook’s former director of monetization says Facebook intentionally made its product as addictive as cigarettes — and now he fears it could cause ‘civil war.’ Former Facebook director Tim Kendall lashed out at the company’s business model during testimony before Congress, saying Facebook’s focus on driving engagement outweighs its consideration of potential harms.
  7. Facebook’s policy chief said Europe is too fragmented to produce a Facebook or Google to rival the US and China. Former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg said the reason there hasn’t been a European tech success to rival Facebook or Google is because the EU has failed to create a “digital single market.”
  8. Palantir could be valued at as much as $22 billion in its trading debut. The data-mining-software company is eschewing the traditional IPO route and going public through a direct listing which could value shares at around $10 a-piece, per the WSJ.
  9. Spotify founder Daniel Ek is investing over $1 billion of his own money into European startups to push Silicon Valley from the center of the tech world. Ek plans to invest in risky early stage companies working in health care, education, machine learning, biotechnology, material sciences and energy.
  10. How $10 billion Tencent-backed Brazilian challenger bank Nubank grew its customers from 5 million to 30 million in 18 months. Nubank, founded in 2013, has raised $1.4 billion to-date and is one of the most valuable and well funded private tech startups in South America

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Sheryl Sandberg speaks during a forum in San Francisco. AP Photo/Eric Risberg Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Months of internal audio recordings of Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge show CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO…

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  1. Months of internal audio recordings of Facebook meetings obtained by The Verge show CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg wrestling with questions of platform neutrality. The recordings show employees expressing dissatisfaction over the firm’s handling of the Black Lives Matters protests, provocative posts by President Trump, and office snacks.

  2. Kenosha protesters who say they were assaulted by right wing militias are suing Facebook for hosting a ‘Kenosha Guard’ page. The plaintiffs claim that Facebook enabled the violence by hosting a “Kenosha Guard” page that encouraged militia members in Wisconsin to take up arms against protesters.
  3. TikTok parent ByteDance has asked the Chinese government for approval to export technology, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. ByteDance filed a request with the Beijing Municipal Commerce Bureau asking for approval to export its technology under restrictions recently implemented by the Chinese government, according to Bloomberg.
  4. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the TikTok-Oracle deal is unrecognizable from the one Microsoft bid on. Microsoft lost out on a bid for TikTok’s US operations to a joint bid by Oracle and Walmart.
  5. TikTok has asked a federal judge to file an injunction halting Donald Trump’s ban. TikTok is facing down the deadlines set by Donald Trump’s executive orders to implement a partial app ban on Sunday and a total ban on November 12.
  6. The US Department of Justice has proposed new legislation to reform a key legal liability shield for the tech industry known as Section 230. The current legislation, part of the Communications Decency Act, protects online platforms from liability for their users’ posts, but it also allows them to moderate and remove harmful content without being penalized.
  7. E-commerce site Shopify said two employees stole data from more than 100 merchants, citing ‘rogue members’ of its support team. The scheme potentially exposed the personal information of consumers who shopped on web stores that use the company’s e-commerce software, per Bloomberg. 
  8. Facebook pledged to fight misinformation about climate change but then suspended a slew of environmentalist groups. Groups that focus on climate justice including Greenpeace USA, Climate Hawks Vote, and Rainforest Action Network said they were suspended without warning.
  9. Google CEO Sundar Pichai says the company is planning a more flexible approach to working, with employees set to work from home through the summer of 2021 at least. In an interview with Time Magazine, the Google chief said that the company “can do better” for its employees, and said it was thinking of a “hybrid” model of working.
  10. Payments startup SpotOn Transact raised its second 2020 funding round, $60 million from DST Global, without a pitch deck. The company’s prior investors include former Twitter executives, Dragoneer Investment Group, Franklin Templeton, and EPIQ Capital Group. 

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  1. Oracle has thrown fresh confusion on its deal to buy part of TikTok after saying that owner ByteDance will have no ownership stake in the new TikTok Global. In a statement on Monday, Oracle announced that its new TikTok venture will be entirely divested from ByteDance, contradicting previous reports of the agreed deal between the two companies, per The Verge. 
  2. Microsoft bought the massive video-game publisher behind game franchises like ‘Doom,’ ‘Fallout,’ and ‘The Elder Scrolls’ in a major coup that cost $7.5 billion. The announcement came one day before preorders open for Microsoft’s next-gen Xbox consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
  3. Chinese leaders are split over the potential release of a blacklist of US companies. Officials in Beijing are wary of targeting US tech firms until after November’s presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported.
  4. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked in an interview how top Facebook employees can ‘look themselves in the mirror’ because they ‘make money off poison.’ House Speaker Pelosi has criticized Facebook in the past, particularly after the company last year refused to take down a doctored video that made her appear drunk. 
  5. Quibi is reportedly exploring strategic options including a possible sale. Quibi, which launched in April, has struggled to attract subscribers with its short-form, mobile-focused originals in the increasingly crowded streaming space.
  6. The US Justice Department is poised to brief states on its pending antitrust lawsuit against Google. The renewed spotlight comes as tech giants more broadly face a reckoning over their scale and influence, the Washington Post reported. 
  7. Nikola founder Trevor Milton resigned from the company’s board following fraud allegations. Hindenburg Research, a short-seller, published a lengthy report accusing the electric truck maker Nikola of fraud on September 10.
  8. A new startup is recruiting gig workers to help landlords evict people from their homes, describing itself as the fastest-growing moneymaking gig because of COVID-19. The CDC is imposing a moratorium on all evictions across the US, but Civvl’s terms appear to pass on responsibility to landlords to ensure that evictions carried out through the startup are legal.
  9. Arm’s cofounder Hermann Hauser warned that Donald Trump would take the ‘opportunity to screw China’ with the $40 billion Nvidia deal. The sale of Arm to Nvidia has provoked controversy in the UK amid fears Arm could become a pawn in US President Donald Trump’s trade war with China.
  10. Twitter is investigating after users found its picture-cropping tool favored white faces. Users began to notice that the algorithm behind Twitter’s automatic cropping tool appeared to be systematically favoring white faces.

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  1. Oracle announced it will become a minority investor in TikTok Global after President Trump indicated his approval. In a statement Saturday evening, TikTok confirmed the news and said it was also working with Walmart on a commercial partnership.
  2. The US decided to postpone its ban on TikTok downloads after parent firm ByteDance reached agreements with Oracle and Walmart. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said in a statement Saturday that “recent positive developments” meant the deadline for the ban has now been moved to 11:59 p.m. on September 27.
  3. A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s WeChat download ban. The US Department of Commerce had issued an order that would have required Apple and Google to remove WeChat from their respective app marketplaces in the US. 
  4. The EU wants to give itself the power to kick US tech giants out of Europe. A regulatory blueprint includes massive penalties to force tech companies to sell off their European operations and even shut them out of the European single market.
  5. Trump said he has requested $5 billion from any TikTok deal directed toward teaching American children “the real history of our country.” Trump claimed on Saturday that he had asked the leaders of Oracle, ByteDance, and Walmart for the $5 billion cut.
  6. Trump’s travel ban likely accelerated the spread of the coronavirus in the US, according to Bill Gates. Microsoft founder Bill Gates said that the government’s travel ban earlier this year may have made the coronavirus outbreak in the US worse.
  7. Jack Ma’s Ant is lifting its IPO funding target to $35 billion putting it on track for a record debut. Ant’s record IPO would value firm at about $250 billion, according to Bloomberg. 
  8. Twitter said it would investigate whether the neural network that selects which part of an image to show in a photo preview favors showing the faces of white people over Black people. Users posted examples over the weekend, notably of Mitch McConnell and Barack Obama which seemed to prioritize white faces on the social media app’s photo previews, per Mashable. 
  9. Kindred Capital, a European tech investor which shares profits with founders, has raised a $105 million second fund. The fund has a novel model which shares profits with founders who it has previously invested in.
  10. Kids in the UK are now spending more money on ‘Fortnite’ and ‘Roblox’ than candy and books. Kids are also saving 14% more money than they did in 2019 — that’s £104 ($135) a year, per data from RoosterMoney.

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  1. The Treasury Dept. has reportedly reached a deal for Oracle, Walmart, and other US investors to take a majority stake in TikTok. The deal will have to be approved by Donald Trump, as well as the Chinese government, before it’s finalized.
  2. Facebook employees with video camera glasses are prowling the streets to do research on privacy. The research is intended to inform best practices for the future, including getting ahead of potential privacy concerns, Facebook said. In practice, the project will capture a lot of photos of public spaces.
  3. Podcaster Joe Rogan falsely claimed that ‘left-wing’ activists set forest fires in Oregon. According to Vice, there are currently internal discussions over Spotify’s decision to host his podcast.
  4. Twitter is ramping up account security measures for high-profile US politicians and media to prevent hacking ahead of 2020 elections. Twitter has made several election-related policy changes in recent weeks as it seeks to bolster the platform’s security after hackers hijacked dozens of high-profile accounts in July.
  5. 2 US senators demanded Amazon stop spying on its workers via social media after news surfaced that the tech giant was monitoring drivers’ plans to protest or strike. Amazon has a track record of being staunchly opposed to its workers organizing, even listing a job opening for an analyst to come on board to monitor employees’ efforts to unionize.
  6. TikTok reportedly approached Instagram cofounder Kevin Systrom about becoming the app’s CEO. TikTok’s last CEO, Kevin Mayer, resigned in late August after just three months on the job.
  7. Google is reportedly cracking down on employee message boards after seeing a rise in posts flagged for racism or abuse. The company will now require more active moderation from the owners of internal discussion groups and mandate that they participate in moderation training.
  8. Bed Bath & Beyond just made a five-year commitment to Google Cloud as the pandemic pushes it towards a pivot to e-commerce.The firm has been pivoting to focus more on e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic.
  9. Amazon reportedly had dozens of listings for doping drugs, but told reporters they were allowed for ‘research’ despite being shown evidence of human use. According to the investigation, sellers were able to bypass Amazon’s ban and list the non-FDA approved drugs, which are commonly used for doping.
  10. Bessemer Venture Partners released memos showing why they invested in small companies that later made it big like LinkedIn, Twitch, and Shopify. The memos contain the stark analyses a partner made of startup’s strengths and weaknesses at the time and why they thought these companies could succeed.

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  1. Trump said he’s not ready to sign off on a TikTok deal as his administration reportedly pushes for majority US ownership. The Wall Street Journal reported that ByteDance had sought to keep its controlling share of the social media app in a deal it pitched to US officials this week.
  2. Twitter took 30 minutes to remove Kanye West’s tweet doxxing a top magazine editor. The tweet — which called the editor a “white supremacist” and invited West’s fans to call him — was up for 30 minutes and garnered more than 17,000 retweets before it was removed.
  3. Apple gave the FBI access to the iCloud account of a protester accused of setting police cars on fire. The agency found screenshots of an Instagram post promoting the protest, a screenshot of a recipe for a Molotov cocktail, and videos of “a green glass bottle” in an unzipped backpack.
  4. Facebook is hiring a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home. Facebook employees will continue working from home until July 2021, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects half of the company’s workforce to work remotely within the next 10 years.
  5. Spotify tore into Apple again, this time over the new Apple One subscription bundle. It called on regulators to check Apple’s power before it causes “irreparable harm to the developer community.”
  6. Apple said in a court filing that ‘Fortnite’ hype is fading and the only reason Epic Games started a legal battle was to generate buzz. The pair got into a fight after Epic broke Apple’s rules about App Store payments, for which the latter automatically takes a commission as high as 30%.
  7. 83% of millennials living near major US tech hubs are considering a move to a more affordable city. It coincides with US tech giants pioneering new flexible working policies because of the pandemic.
  8. Popular e-bike startup VanMoof has raised a $40 million as it sees growth explode during the pandemic. As public transport becomes less appealing due to COVID-19, cycling has become a serious proposition even across major cities like San Francisco, New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo. 
  9. A pro-Trump youth activist group paid teenagers to push conservative talking points on social media. Turning Point Action, an affiliate of the conservative group Turning Point USA, enlisted teenagers in Arizona to push conservative messages, downplay the coronavirus pandemic, and bolster President Donald Trump’s election campaign.
  10. The CEO of $24 billion Okta said he would be in ‘serious trouble with the SEC’ if he raved about his IPO the way investor Chamath Palihapitiya is talking about Opendoor going public. Typically, when a company goes public, it agrees not to share any information about its activities that isn’t already in its publicly available filings with the SEC.

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  1. Apple unveiled a redesigned iPad Air, new Apple Watches, Fitness service, and more at its big September event. Apple device owners can tune into guided workouts from top trainers, and even view their Apple Watch metrics onscreen.
  2. Kim Kardashian said she would freeze her Facebook and Instagram accounts in protest at the ‘spreading of hate’ on the platforms. “Misinformation shared on social media has a serious impact on our elections and undermines our democracy,” she wrote.
  3. Microsoft reportedly upset TikTok’s owner during negotiations by describing the app as a security risk. Sources also told Reuters that Microsoft’s bid — which was more than $20 billion — did not satisfy ByteDance’s investors.
  4. The Federal Trade Commission is reportedly working on an antitrust lawsuit against Facebook. The agency hasn’t decided yet whether to sue Facebook, but is building its case as part of its year-long investigation into the company, according to the report.
  5. US senators gave Google a grilling over its ad dominance – and a glimpse at what an upcoming antitrust lawsuit might hold. It follows an historic antitrust hearing with the big four tech giants — Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple – in July. 
  6. Swedish fintech Klarna became Europe’s latest decacorn startup after raising $650 million at a $10.65 billion valuation. The company specializes in “buy now, pay later” credit for retailers and customers and operates across Europe and the US.
  7. A new survey showed women in tech still report high rates of harassment three years after the #metoo movement. Almost half of female tech employees said they had been harassed, and the majority of those who reported it to HR said their harasser faced no repercussions.
  8. Anonymous founders are posting brutal reviews of venture capitalists on VC GuideSome of the reviews discuss which VC has offered “exceedingly non-standard term sheet that harms companies,” which one is a “legend,” and which one is “really a hidden gem in the investment community.”
  9. Bill Gates Sr., father of Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, has died at the age of 94. Gates Sr. was an accomplished attorney and a fixture in the Seattle-area community.
  10. Minecraft partnered with a supercomputing startup that boosted its maximum player numbers by 900%. Hadean CEO Craig Beddis told Business Insider he was extremely proud to have Minecraft — the world’s biggest video game — as the first paying customer for the firm’s new Aether Engine.

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Reuters/Stephen Lam Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Oracle won its bid to become TikTok’s ‘trusted technology provider’ in US. The proposed deal has been submitted to the US government for approval.Chip designer Arm risks backlash…

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  1. Oracle won its bid to become TikTok’s ‘trusted technology provider’ in US. The proposed deal has been submitted to the US government for approval.
  2. Chip designer Arm risks backlash from Apple and Qualcomm over its $40 billion acquisition by Nvidia. “Independence is critical to the ongoing success of Arm – and once that is compromised, its value will start to erode,” one analyst said.
  3. A fired Facebook employee wrote a scathing 6,600-word memo detailing the company’s failures to stop political manipulation around the world. She wrote that Facebook prioritized its public image in choosing which fake networks to investigate, even if the “disproportionate impact” of real-world problems went ignored.
  4. Google has offset all the carbon it has ever produced, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. He claimed that Google’s commitments to carbon-free energy would create 12,000 jobs by 2025.
  5. Dominic Cummings’ plan for a $1 billion UK moonshot agency was set back after his top candidate dropped out. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser is behind the idea to start a research funding agency, and had hoped to hire renowned programmer Michael Nielsen.
  6. US neobank Chime is set to more than double its valuation to $15 billion with a major new funding round. Late-stage investors have taken a greater interest in the financial-services space after the rapid growth of the stock-trading app Robinhood.
  7. Nikola published a detailed rebuttal to a short-seller’s claims of deception — and admits it staged a promo video by rolling a truck down a hill. “Nikola described this third-party video on the company’s social media as ‘in motion,'” the company said. “It was never described as ‘under its own propulsion’ or ‘powertrain driven’.”
  8. Amazon’s shipping and packaging costs fell to their lowest level in more than 8 years, but now the company is on a major hiring spree to meet rising demand. Amazon’s investments struggled to keep up with the unprecedented demand increase as more people shopped online during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  9. YouTube announced it was launching Shorts, a short-form video feature for smartphones that looks a lot like TikTok. Shorts will get a beta release in India this week for testing. India banned TikTok as well as dozens of other apps owned by China-based firms in June, citing national security concerns.
  10. US Customs seized 2,000 earphones made by OnePlus, an Apple competitor, calling them ‘counterfeit Apple AirPods’. “Hey, give those back,” OnePlus tweeted in response to CBP’s post.

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  1. TikTok owner ByteDance has rejected Microsoft’s bid for the app’s US operations, with Oracle reportedly chosen as US ‘technology partner’. President Trump and a group of ByteDance’s US investors have shown support for Oracle acquiring the US operations of TikTok.
  2. SoftBank has sold UK chip designer Arm to Nvidia for $40 billion. The tie-up between Nvidia and Arm could prompt regulatory scrutiny, since the UK firm’s licensees include some of Nvidia’s direct rivals.
  3. TikTok said on Monday it had surpassed 100 million monthly users in Europe. The numbers come as TikTok’s fate hangs in the balance in the US, with President Trump stating the app must sell its US business by Tuesday or face a ban.
  4. Facebook said it will remove false claims that antifa arsonists started the Oregon wildfires. The false claims have resulted in the local sheriff’s departments being inundated with questions about the inaccurate rumors.
  5. Twitter and Facebook appended warning labels to a post by President Trump that appeared to encourage people in North Carolina to vote twice, which is illegal. Trump said mail-in voters in North Carolina should “see if it was counted” and potentially turn up at the polls too.
  6. 2 Democratic congresswomen say the police were called after they showed up at an Amazon warehouse to check on workers’ safety. “We will share more on what we saw soon. We remained deeply concerned about worker safety in @Amazon facilities,” one said in a subsequent tweet.
  7. Google Cloud has made ‘significant gains’ in market share, but proving its legitimacy to large customers is still its ‘biggest struggle’. Large companies may still be cautious about Google Cloud’s ability to serve them, analyst firm Gartner said, in light of several outages the firm had last year.
  8. Peloton’s surge in popularity has tripled its founder’s wealth, making him the latest billionaire minted amid the pandemic. The former Barnes & Noble executive has seen his wealth rise in-step with Peloton’s stock price in recent months as the company continues to report massive sales growth.
  9. Elon Musk blasted fellow billionaire Bill Gates, saying he’s clueless about electric trucks. Musk was responding to a Twitter user who asked how he felt about Gates’ declaration that electric vehicles weren’t practical for long-haul journeys.
  10. Six emerging UK startups described surviving COVID-19 after missing out on a $700 million government fund. The UK government’s multimillion-pound Future Fund – designed to help pre-profit and high-growth startups – was met with mixed reviews by Britain’s startup community due to its ‘egregious’ terms and conditions. 

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  1. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser Dominic Cummings has told government staffers he wants to build $1 trillion tech companies in the UK, potentially via a no-deal Brexit. Sources say Cummings has not consulted the broader tech industry about this plan, and that a no-deal Brexit will cause greater damage to the sector than leaving the EU with a trade deal.
  2. Hackers linked to Russia, Iran, and China are attacking the Biden and Trump campaigns ahead of the election, Microsoft said. While hackers linked to Russia appeared to be attacking people affiliated with both campaigns, hackers linked to China tended to focus on Biden’s and those aligned with Iran went after Trump’s, Microsoft found.
  3. Google said it will block autocomplete search suggestions that could sway voters in the run-up to the vote. The firm will remove autocomplete predictions “that could be interpreted as claims for or against any candidate or political party.”
  4. US officials are reportedly considering extending the deadline for TikTok’s sale. Talks stalled after China set new restrictions on exports of artificial-intelligence technology, requiring Chinese companies to get approval from the government to conduct trade.
  5. Facebook announced a new college-only social network called Facebook Campus, 16 years after launching as a student-only social network. The move could serve as an opportunity for the social network to gain a following among younger users again. 
  6. Facebook took an unusually aggressive stance against Apple in a filing to the EU on Tuesday, complaining about the App Store and threats to block ad tracking. Facebook told Europe’s competition watchdog that Apple has made “policy and enforcement decisions that privilege its own services and revenue streams to the detriment of others.”
  7. Elon Musk traded blows with a former US trade secretary on Twitter. Musk branded Robert Reich a “modern day moron” in response to Reich’s tweet referring to the billionaire as a “modern day robber baron.”
  8. China’s UK embassy demanded Twitter launch a ‘thorough’ investigation after its ambassador’s account liked a pornographic video. According to The Guardian, the tweet remained liked for at least an hour.
  9. Tech giant Baidu is in talks with investors to raise $2 billion for a new biotech startup.The spin-out firm would use Baidu’s AI technology to find and develop drugs, as well as diagnose early-stage cancer, anonymous sources told Reuters.
  10. Y Combinator announced its Winter program will be fully remote again – which is both easier and harder on startups, founders from the last class say. Participants in this year’s program spoke to Business Insider positively about their experiences, but regretted not getting to make in-person connections with other founders.

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  1. Leaked emails obtained by Business Insider reveal that Tesla knew its Model S battery had a design flaw that could lead to break downs and fires, but it sold the cars anyway. This revelation comes as Tesla is dealing with customer complaints of manufacturing defects in its new Model Y crossover vehicles, including loose seatbelts and back seats.
  2. Google is revamping its privacy policies and says it will now auto-delete search and location data by default for new users. Google will now auto-delete certain data after 18 months. 
  3. The Defense Department on Wednesday published a list of Chinese companies that operate in the US and have been linked to the Chinese military. The president has the authority to impose sanctions against any of the companies listed, which include telecommunications giant Huawei, and Hikvision, which was blacklisted by the US in October 2019.
  4. Mark Zuckerberg this week addressed a group of top-ranking executives from agency holding companies and advertisers including Anheuser-Busch InBev, Dentsu Aegis Network, and Omnicom Media Group. The companies are part of the client council, a small-knit group of marketing heavyweights from brands and ad agencies who work closely with Facebook on product features and other feedback.
  5. Amazon engineers built an internal wiki page that suggests alternatives to unconsciously racist terms like ‘brown bags,’ ‘cake walk,’ and ‘master/slave’. The movement is the latest example of employee-driven change at Amazon aimed at fostering a more inclusive work environment. 
  6. Apple may be the target of a new antitrust probe from the Department of Justice over its controversial App Store policies, according to Politico. The probe would come after the European Commission just announced two probes into Apple, one of which will examine how it runs its App Store.
  7. Mark Zuckerberg’s former mentor has invested in privacy app Jumbo, which helps you mass delete old social media posts. Roger McNamee was previousy an adviser to Facebook but is now one of its fiercest critics, and has now backed an app that would let you wipe and control your Facebook data in a more granular way.
  8. A black man from Michigan was wrongly arrested after a faulty facial recognition match, according to the New York Times. Robert Julian-Borchak Williams was arrested after a facial recognition system wrongly matched his photo with surveillance footage of a shoplifter.
  9. The number of US enterprise software startups expanding to Europe has collapsed 50% in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote, according to a survey by Frontline Ventures. Although Brexit primarily impacts the UK, the research suggests some US founders were “spooked” by the vote out of expanding to the continent at all.
  10. Apple has acquired a startup aimed at helping businesses manage employees’ Macs and iPads. The buy pushes Apple into the mobile device management industry, at a time where a vast number of employees are working remotely. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed.

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  1. President Donald Trump signed a proclamation Monday halting a variety of immigration visas. It temporarily suspends H-1B, H-2B, H-4, J-1, and L-1 visas, affecting the tech industry, students, and au pairs, among others.
  2. Amazon, Google, Twitter, and other major tech companies are criticizing Trump’s move to halt certain immigration visas. The companies said it will make American firms less competitive and less diverse.
  3. Apple on Monday unveiled a new processor that the company says will replace Intel chips in MacBooks, iMacs, and Mac Pros going forward. Apple’s chip, called Apple Silicon, will make app architecture more consistent across Mac, iPhone, and iPad, the company said at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which took place virtually.
  4. SoftBank Vision Fund executives are set to lose out on millions after a complex investment in scandal-hit German fintech Wirecard, according to the Financial Times. One of the executives behind the deal, Akshay Naheta, lashed out at Wirecard’s auditor EY on Twitter on Thursday, saying the auditor had “materially failed in their fiduciary duties.”
  5. Apple unveiled the next big update to iOS, unveiling major changes to the iPhone’s software. iOS 14 includes new features for the home screen such as App Library, which will automatically organize your apps based on type, and widgets that you can pin and alter in size.
  6. Apple’s update to the Apple Watch finally brings a long-awaited sleep tracking feature, which will use motion sensors, heart-rate sensors, and microphones to gather sleep data. It’s a noteworthy addition that brings the Apple Watch up to speed in one key area where it’s lagged behind rivals like Fitbit and Garmin.
  7. More than 1,600 Google employees have signed a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai that asks the company to stop selling its technology to police forces. About 20 workers wrote the letter, which outlines ways that employees are “disappointed” in the company’s response to the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. 
  8. An AI tool which reconstructs pixelated pictures to look like clear images ended up making Barack Obama to look like a white man, garnering immediate criticism for algorithmic bias. Experts in machine learning speculated that the tool, Face Depixelizer, had a common problem — its training set of images was not diverse enough.
  9. UK payments firm Checkout.com is now valued at $5.5 billion after raising $150m of new cash. The firm is eyeing an IPO, according to the Financial Times.
  10. Microsoft is shutting down its Twitch competitor Mixer and partnering with Facebook going forward — even after spending millions on deals with top streamers. Mixer has struggled to compete against Twitch, despite a string of high-profile exclusivity deals with major streamers like Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Mike “Shroud” Grzesiek said to be worth millions of dollars each.

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  1. Brands including The North Face, REI, and Talkspace have halted their paid advertising on Facebook after a boycott campaign led by US civil rights groups. Facebook has come under fire for refusing to moderate posts by President Trump that threatened Black Lives Matters protesters with violence.
  2. Business Insider spoke with 11 former Pinterest employees who said that despite the company’s upbeat product, it was a toxic and difficult place to work. Multiple Black people who had worked on Pinterest’s ad sales team say they were fired or “pushed out” of the company with no real explanation, while others say they were yelled at by managers.
  3. Apple’s WWDC is coming up on Monday, where the company is expected to announce new features for big products like the iPhone and Apple Watch as well as new products. Apple’s next big iPhone update, likely called iOS 14, is expected to bring a new home screen layout, the ability to set third-party apps as defaults, and other new features.
  4. Apple heads into WWDC under continued scrutiny over its App Store policy of charging developers a cut of their in-app purchases. Developers argued that the App Store is monopolistic and that the store doesn’t provide much value.
  5. TikTok teens claim they tanked Trump’s comeback rally in Tulsa by reserving thousands of tickets then not showing up. In a viral TikTok meme, teenagers have posted images of Trump rally reservation tickets while dancing to the “macarena” pop song. 
  6. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale rejected reports however that a social media campaign led to the rally’s lower than anticipated turnout. Just 6,200 people showed up at the rally, according to the Tulsa Fire Department, but Parscale claimed hte low turnout was down to media fearmongering over COVID-19 and protests.
  7. Snapchat removed a Juneteenth filter asking users to ‘smile’ to break chains. Like many other Snapchat filters, the Juneteenth filter promoted users to smile, after which chains appeared and then broke in the background of the filter. 
  8. Apple is re-closing some stores in states such as Arizona, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida, the company said on Friday. Such states have seen upward trends in COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University.
  9. Facebook and Twitter removed a Trump post featuring a doctored viral video of a Black toddler and a white toddler, after receiving copyright complaints from one of the toddler’s parents. The copyright complaint appears to have been filed for Jukin Media, a company well-known for quickly snapping up the rights to viral videos.
  10. Nextdoor, the local social networking platform, announced it was ending a feature that allowed users to share their concerns directly with local law enforcement. The site has faced years of criticism that its close relationships with local authorities that are accessible through the app amplified unfounded concerns and racial profiling by its users.

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  1. Google is working on physical and virtual debit cards as it looks to catch Apple’s lead in the fintech space. TechCrunch reports that Google is working on physical and virtual debit cards which would link to an associated checking account.
  2. The UK has greenlit a £250 million rescue package to stop thousands of startups collapsing during COVID-19. Startups can apply for government cash, but must match taxpayer money with funding from private investors.
  3. Conspiracy theories blaming Bill Gates for the coronavirus pandemic are exploding online. A New York Times analysis found more than 16,000 Facebook posts linking Gates with the virus, as well as 10 YouTube videos espousing the conspiracy theories that had garnered 5 million views.
  4. Amazon is installing thermal cameras at warehouses to scan employees for fevers. Cases of the virus have been reported among staff at more than 50 of Amazon’s US warehouses, and working employees have expressed safety concerns. 
  5. $2 billion telehealth unicorn Babylon Health has furloughed 5% of its staff in response to COVID-19, Business Insider has learned. Babylon Health said it had seen an increase in demand for some services during COVID-19, but other parts of its business needed to be ‘paused.’
  6. Buzzy recruiting-software startup Greenhouse cut close to 30% of its workforce, making it the latest in the industry to suffer as hiring across the country comes to an abrupt halt. Greenhouse Software confirmed the news in an emailed statement to Business Insider, adding that the cuts largely affected its sales and marketing teams.
  7. Airbnb laid off most of its contractors and postponed summer internships during a Zoom Q&A with the company’s CEO Brian Chesky. An Airbnb contractor told Business Insider that many people were caught off guard by the announcement, which came during Chesky’s weekly Q&A.
  8. Startup valuations at Series A are likely to compress by between 22% and 33% in the second quarter of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, new analysis shows. US figures from Eddie Ackerman, head of financial analysis at Thomvest Ventures, indicate that pre-money startup valuations will drop, based on analysis of companies during the global financial crisis in 2008. 
  9.  Some of WeWork’s outsourced cleaners have lost their jobs — even as the coworking giant keeps offices open and charges members for space they can’t use. WeWork cleaning staff were laid off by JLL, the publicly traded real estate company to which the coworking giant outsourced maintenance in December.
  10. Melinda Gates said in an interview with BBC Radio on Thursday that she and her husband, Bill, had been storing food in their basements for years in anticipation of a pandemic or other disaster. The couple speculated on a possible lack of clean water and food during a pandemic and prepared accordingly.

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  1. Google’s parent company Alphabet launched a pilot website through its company Verily to help screen and distribute tests for COVID-19 on Sunday, CNBC reports. The tests are limited to Bay Area cities for now, and users have log in using Google.
  2. President Trump addressed the website launch on Sunday, and appeared to chide Google by dropping a company statement onto the floor. Trump caused some media confusion by announcing the website on Friday, claiming Google would build the website and the tests would be distributed nationwide.
  3. Many Apple engineers are still having to come into work at its HQ because its systems make it difficult to access sensitive information from home, the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple is conducting daily health screenings of all its on-site staff.
  4. Apple announced on Friday it would close all of its stores outside of China until March 27. Apple will continue to fulfill purchases made online or through the Apple phone apps.
  5. Airbnb is letting guests around the world cancel their reservations for a full refund and no cancellation fees. Airbnb bookings have taken a hit as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world
  6. Elon Musk reportedly told SpaceX employees they have a much higher chance of dying in a car crash than from the coronavirus. Musk said the evidence he’d seen showed the virus wasn’t among the 100 biggest health risks in the US, according to Buzzfeed.
  7. Oracle CEO Safra Catz told all of its workers, except for “critical employees,” to work from home because of the coronavirus crisis. “We need each of you to focus on your health and helping to contain the spread of the virus,” Catz said in a memo.
  8. Activists created a 12.5 million block digital library in “Minecraft” to bypass censorship laws. The virtual building is called “The Uncensored Library,” and was created by Reporters Without Borders.
  9. Tech billionaire Michael Dell says Dell is donating millions of dollars in cash and tech to fight the coronavirus. Dell does not yet have a mandate for employees to work from home, and employees who must be on site to work are expected to report — but the company has increased the frequency of cleaning its office to three times a day.
  10. One of Facebook’s board members is leaving after a spot opened on the board of Berkshire Hathaway. Facebook board member Kenneth Chenault is stepping down, the latest in a series of recent big moves on the board of directors.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.

  1. The Pentagon could reconsider its decision to award a major cloud contract to Microsoft after protests from Amazon. The Defense Department said on Thursday that it would re-evaluate the awarding of a $10 billion cloud computing contract to Microsoft after Amazon claimed the decision was interfered with by the Trump administration, the New York Times reports. 
  2. Google reportedly sent its Bangalore office employees home to work remotely after a worker there tested positive for COVID-19 and was put in quarantine. Google and property managers at the surrounding office park told employees to go home and work remotely, according to CNBC.
  3. Microsoft is canceling its massive Build developer conference due to the coronavirus outbreak, and will do it online instead. Other companies, including Google, Facebook, and Amazon, have similarly canceled their developer conferences, opting instead to take them online.
  4. France’s competition watchdog is set to fine Apple over anti-competitive behaviour. The watchdog could look to fine the iPhone manufacturer over anti-competitive practices in its distribution and sales network, Reuters reports.
  5. TikTok is filled with dark jokes and conspiracies about a notorious child kidnapping case. Clips featuring hashtags associated with the disappearance of Madeleine McCann have received almost 5 million views. 
  6. SpaceX asked a major European astronomy group for a meeting after it published a concerning paper about Starlink’s effects on telescopes. SpaceX has taken heat from some in the astronomy community for launching its satellites despite concerns that they could interfere with research.
  7. SoftBank has been spending increasing amounts on lobbying in a bid to aid its startups. The company’s lobbying bill climbed to $1.94 million in 2019, a step up from $225,000 in 2018, according to filings with Congress, Bloomberg reported. 
  8. AT&T is lifting all internet data caps and Comcast is cutting some introductory service fees in response to the shift to more home use amid the coronavirus outbreak. AT&T is lifting overage fees and removing internet data caps for home broadband internet amid the significant changes that millions of Americans are going through due to coronavirus concerns.
  9. Russian trolls have become more sophisticated ahead of the 2020 Presidential election by moving their operations to West Africa. Unlike in 2016 where much of the trolling of the election came from St. Petersburg now accounts are operated out of Ghana and Nigeria, CNN reports.
  10. Two former Apple execs are building a startup for people who want a healthier relationship with technology. Bethany Bongiorno and Imran Chaudhri founded Humane, a hardware and software startup currently operating in stealth, after running parts of Apple’s hardware business.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

  1. Google is recommending all employees in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to work from home because of the coronavirus. This is an expansion of Google’s policy for its employees in North America, who have been given the same advice.
  2. Apple is telling retail workers not to encourage customers to try on the Apple Watch or AirPods in a precaution against spreading the coronavirus. While Apple hasn’t eliminated try-ons, employees are being told not to offer it proactively and to only allow try-ons at the customer’s request.
  3. E3, one of the world’s biggest gaming events, has been canceled over coronavirus fears. In a statement sent to Business Insider, the Entertainment Software Association – E3’s organizer – said it was “very disappointed” but described the cancelation as “the right decision.”
  4. The UK will spend $1 billion on a moonshot agency to fund cutting-edge tech and compete with the US and China. The idea is to create a UK “blue skies” funding agency that mimics the US Advanced Research Projects Agency, a government agency which fuelled the invention of the internet.
  5. The Trump administration implored Silicon Valley tech giants to aid its fight against coronavirus. The federal government asked for assistance from companies including Facebook, Google, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, IBM and Twitter, Politico reports. 
  6. Magic Leap, the hyped-up smart-glasses startup that raised over $2.6 billion from investors like Google, is reportedly exploring a sale. Magic Leap is also exploring options including partnerships and a possible stock market listing, Bloomberg reports.
  7. The European Commission has set out a plan to move towards a ‘right to repair’ for electronics devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and laptops. The proposals are part of a plan that’s designed to aid a Commission pledge to transition the bloc to carbon neutrality by 2050, TechCrunch reports. 
  8. Millennial-focused bank Cogni is launching with fee-free checking accounts to disrupt the ‘expensive’ US banking market. Cogni is a new challenger bank backed by Barclays, Guggenheim Partners, and the CXO fund, among others.
  9. Googlers are jolted by life without free lunch as hundreds of thousands work from home — but insiders say ‘nobody could be more prepared’ than their company for COVID-19. The biggest impact for many Googlers is the loss of the company’s famous free lunches.
  10. Instagram chief Adam Mosseri has said Facebook ‘serves as a s— umbrella for Instagram.’ Mosseri said it’s “generally the case” that people trust Instagram more than Facebook, while admitting he isn’t as big a public figure as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

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  1. Google recommended all North America employees work from home over coronavirus fears. Google had previously instructed workers at its offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dublin, and Seattle to avoid going into the office.
  2. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s charity wants to ‘quadruple’ the Bay Area’s COVID-19 testing capacity in under a week by buying diagnostic machines. The task force will also include members from Stanford University and UCSF.
  3. Google set up a fund to offer paid sick leave to contractors and temp workers who can’t work due to COVID-19 symptoms or quarantines. Google relies on roughly 120,000 such workers, who outnumber its 100,000 full-time employees, according to the New York Times.
  4. Elon Musk says Tesla is scouting locations for a Cybertruck factory in the ‘central USA.’ Musk also tweeted that the automaker is looking to produce its Model Y crossover SUV on the east coast.
  5. Snap’s second-ever partner summit will now be online only, amid the cancelation of major tech events. In a statement to invitees seen by BI, Snap said it would make its keynote speech and product announcements online “out of an abundance of caution for the well-being of our partners and our team.”
  6. Two attendees of the RSA cybersecurity conference in San Francisco tested positive with coronavirus, after it became one of the few big tech trade shows not to cancel. One of the employees, a 45-year-old man with a heart condition, is very ill, Bloomberg reports.
  7. Early Google and Apple backer Sequoia Capital hired its first partner in Europe, marking its formal expansion into the continent. The VC has poached Accel’s Luciana Lixandru as its first European partner.
  8. Stock trading app Robinhood was crippled by another major outage as markets absorb the historic coronavirus related sell-off. Robinhood, popular with young investors, experienced another major outage on Monday amid market turmoil.
  9. Microsoft announced a coordinated takedown of Necurs, one of the largest spam and malware botnets known to date. The company worked with partners in 35 countries to take down the botnet which is believed to have infected more than nine million computers worldwide, according to ZDNet.
  10. Two prominent European investors say hedge fund-style alternative data will give them an edge over rival VCs. Jigsaw VC is a new $75 million early-stage investment vehicle founded by former Global Founders Capital investor Dan Jones and ex-Anthemis Exponential VC Dan Smith. 

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

  1. Jack Dorsey will remain the CEO of Twitter as part of a truce it struck with an activist hedge fund pushing for change. Activist investor Elliott Management has reached a deal with Twitter alongside $1 billion in investment from Silver Lake. 
  2. Apple is giving retail and hourly workers unlimited sick leave for coronavirus-like symptoms. In addition to allowing remote work for other employees, the company hopes to reduce crowd density at its physical stores, per 9to5Mac.
  3. Airbnb told Bay Area employees to work from home for the next two weeks due to coronavirus concerns and says it will continue to pay hourly workers. Airbnb is also working with vendors to ensure hourly workers continue to be paid during this time, a spokesperson said.
  4. Amazon has told New York and New Jersey employees to stay home. Workers in two of the company’s largest markets have been advised to work remotely until the end of the month, per Gizmodo.
  5. Tech and culture festival SXSW is laying off a third of its employees just days after the coronavirus outbreak forced it to cancel. The tech and culture festival was called off on Friday due to coronavirus fears.
  6. Elon Musk says he’s ‘definitely going to be dead’ before humans ever reach Mars — unless the pace of innovation picks up. Musk said the biggest obstacle currently is designing and building a large, “rapidly reusable” rocket.
  7. Tech-savvy students whose schools were shut down by coronavirus tried to avoid class by spamming the reviews on their remote-learning app to get it removed from the App Store. To get out of classes, some students learned that if they gave enough low ratings to their remote learning app they could get it kicked off the App Store, according to the London Review of Books.
  8. A detox tea maker was fined $1 million over ‘deceptive’ Instagram influencer ads claiming its tea could help you lose weight and fight cancer. According to the Federal Trade Commission, Teami made more than $15 million from their detox teas and products, in part because of the company’s campaign using paid influencers, such as rap star Cardi B.
  9. Popular VPN and ad-blocking apps are secretly harvesting user data from iOS and Android users. Sensor Tower, a popular analytics platform for tech developers and investors has collected the data of millions of people, according to Buzzfeed. 
  10. San Francisco’s monthly non-sexual cuddle party for March has been canceled after the city urges practicing ‘social distancing’ amid the coronavirus outbreak. These are gatherings held in the city that feature human touch and consent as part of a larger trend called organized intimacy that aims to provide a connection when there otherwise is none.

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  1. Alphabet’s chief legal officer is leaving the company after a series of scandals involving allegations of sexual misconduct. David Drummond is leaving the company without a severance package.
  2. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is seeking a ‘life partner’ for SpaceX’s maiden moon voyage. Maezawa made the call on Twitter.
  3. SoftBank-backed companies laid off 2,600 people this week and more than 7,000 in the past year. In the first full week of 2020, four companies – Oyo, Rappi, Getaround, and Zume – laid off a combined 2,600 employees.
  4. Buzzy sleep startup Casper has filed to go public but gave no details on its fundraising. The company filed paperwork with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday to start trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
  5. Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon is donating $690,000 to help the country recover from the devastating bushfires. The infernos have claimed over 25 million acres of Australian land, and killed nearly 1 billion animals since they began in late September, according to some estimates.
  6. Images of the latest Samsung smartphone leaked online, weeks before its launch event. The new Samsung S20+ comes with four cameras and appears to lack a Bixby button.
  7. Most of the cookie consent pop-ups served to internet users in Europe probably contravene GDPR privacy laws. Researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus University found “clearly illegal” configurations of the privacy pop-ups.
  8. Two former Google Pay executives have raised funding for a new neo-bank targeting millennials in India.  epiFi, has raised $13.2 million in its seed round led by Sequoia India and Ribbit Capital.
  9. Russian tech giant Yandex plans to expand its car-sharing service to Europe. The company will launch in an unnamed European city later this year amid a retreat from some of the continent’s largest participants.
  10. Walmart has fired more than 50 staff in India but denied that it is exiting the country. Eight senior executives have left the company as part of a restructuring of its business operations.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Friday.

  1. Facebook says it’ll keep allowing misinformation in political ads — and it’s up to users if they don’t want to see them. The social media giant has also announced new features surrounding political and social issue ads on its platforms.
  2. Uber has stopped showing prices upfront in response to California’s new gig-work law. The new law, which took effect this month, makes it harder for companies including Uber to classify drivers as contractors.
  3. A medical tech firm has filed a lawsuit against Apple for allegedly stealing tech used in the Apple Watch. Masimo also accused Apple of poaching its employees, Bloomberg reports.
  4. Google will let Android users in Europe choose a different default search engine and it’s good news for privacy-focused DuckDuckGo. The new Android choice screen will start appearing in early 2020, and will offer users a choice of four different search engines, including Google.
  5. A tiny town in Oregon is fighting Facebook’s attempts to install an undersea cable connecting the US to Asia there. Locals in Tierra del Mar are trying to stop Facebook from using property to build a spot for an ultra-high-speed cable connecting the US to Asia.
  6. A senator wants to ban the US from sharing intelligence with countries using Huawei 5G — which is most of America’s allies. The US has been desperately trying to convince allies to freeze out Huawei’s 5G kit for a year, with limited success.
  7. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is ditching his tradition of setting himself wacky New Year’s resolutions. In previous years, Zuckerberg has built a robot butler, learned Mandarin, and vowed to only eat meat from animals he’s killed himself.
  8. Segway’s wheelchair prototype has crashed at the CES tech conference. A journalist was testing the S-Pod when the incident happened, BBC News reports.
  9. Musician Grimes has posted a second photo where she appears pregnant, adding to speculation she and Elon Musk are having a baby. The new photo shows Grimes wearing a coat open at the waist, revealing what appears to be a pregnant belly.
  10. A tongue-in-cheek Carlos Ghosn-themed video game is in development, according to Bloomberg.  A pre-order page for the game ‘Ghone is Gone’ appeared on Steam this week. 

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  1. “Serious” security flaws in TikTok could have let hackers add or delete videos, change privacy settings and steal personal data, it has emerged. After security firm Check Point informed TikTok’s developer ByteDance of the vulnerabilities, they have now been fixed, BBC News reports.
  2. Amazon-owned Ring said it has fired four employees for abusing access to customers’ video footage in the past four years. The video doorbell maker reported four instances where it fired employees for improperly accessing customers’ videos in a letter sent to lawmakers Monday.
  3. Facebook and eBay are cracking down on the sale of fake online reviews after being warned by a UK regulator. The two firms have formally agreed “to better identify, investigate and respond to fake and misleading reviews” after the regulator stepped in.
  4. An uncritical Teen Vogue story about Facebook caused bewilderment about whether it’s sponsored content before the entire article vanished. Teen Vogue published and then promptly deleted a story about Facebook’s 2020 election efforts. No one has any idea what’s going on.
  5. TikTok accounts posing as politicians like Trump and Bernie Sanders keep cropping up, and it’s another symptom of the app’s ongoing struggle to police itself. President Trump and presidential candidates like Bernie Sanders don’t have official TikTok accounts, but that hasn’t stopped some impersonators.
  6. A judge has reportedly ordered Google to surrender all of Jussie Smollett’s email, photos, and location data from a full year. Prosecutors have reportedly been granted a year’s worth of Smollett’s personal data to investigate whether the actor faked a racist, homophobic attack in 2019.
  7. Buzzy new streaming service Quibi has been shown off at the CES tech conference. According to the Financial Times, stars signed on to make content for the Netflix rival include Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, and Steven Soderbergh.
  8. Singer Grimes has posted a nude Instagram photo of her looking pregnant and comments about being “knocked up,” leading to speculation that she and Tesla CEO Elon Musk are having a child. The meaning behind the photo is unclear, however: Grimes is known for trolling, and she has new music coming out in February, so the photo could simply be promotional. 
  9. Emma Chamberlain, YouTuber and Gen Z influencer, says the term ‘influencer’ is “disgusting” in a cover story for Cosmopolitan. Chamberlain’s quirky personality has turned her into someone teens follow online because they see her as someone relatable and just like them.
  10. Apple will pay 5 iPhone users for their best Night Mode photos. The five winners will be paid a licensing fee, and have their work featured on Apple.com and the company’s stores. 

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Sonos is suing Google and wants it to stop selling smartphones and speakers in the US, alleging it ‘has been blatantly and knowingly copying our patented technology’. It alleges Google has copied includes the tech that lets smart speakers pair and sync.
  2. Facebook exec Andrew Bosworth warned fellow employees against using their power to stop Trump’s re-election. In an internal memo leaked to The New York Times, Bosworth said he “desperately” didn’t want Trump to win in 2020 but that the company shouldn’t try and stop him.
  3. SoftBank-backed robotic pizza startup Zume plans to lay off up to 400 employees — 80% of its staff— and won’t renew its Seattle lease. The layoffs come as the startup has struggled to secure additional funding from SoftBank. 
  4. Ring’s CEO says the company’s security was ‘at the top of the industry standards’ as its devices were being hacked. Jamie Siminoff said that customers’ insecure passwords were to blame for the hacks.
  5. Fake text messages about a military draft are being sent to Americans, the US Army has warned. The messages claimed the sender was “contacting you through mail several times and have had no response,” according to pictures obtained by Insider.
  6. Elon Musk says a device resembling a ‘UFO on a stick’ will connect people to SpaceX’s new Starlink satellite internet service. After SpaceX launched 60 more Starlink internet satellites, making it the largest spacecraft operator to date, Musk explained how users would connect.
  7. Mercedes-Benz unveiled a bizarre car inspired by ‘Avatar’ at CES which can drive sideways, has no steering wheel, and features scales. The AVTR is an electric concept car which uses a glowing mould instead of a steering wheel. 
  8. Tech and gaming workers seeking to organize have received a boost from one of the country’s largest labor unions. Communications Workers of America is launching a new initiative to support unionization efforts by increasingly vocal workers in the tech and gaming sectors.
  9. Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff was spotted front row at Ivanka Trump’s controversial CES speech. The outspoken CEO appeared to be front and center at Ivanka Trump’s keynote talk — wearing his signature fedora, of course.
  10. YouTube star Logan Paul and NFL player Antonio Brown are trading insults online and hinting at a possible boxing match. Both Paul Brown have left paths of controversy in their respective careers in YouTube and the NFL.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

  1. Facebook has banned deepfake videos and manipulated content from its site. The company said it was taking a multi-pronged approach to address the issue, including investigating deceptive behaviors in AI-generated content and partnering with academia, government, and industry to better identify manipulated content.
  2. YouTube has overhauled its rules for children’s content, and it could have a major impact on both creators and the company’s business.  The policy upheaval carries legal risks for YouTube content creators, who are now responsible for choosing whether their content is made for children.
  3. Sony has unveiled an electric car at CES. According to the BBC, the vehicle, called “Vision S,” was shown during a surprise announcement at the show.
  4. Impossible Foods has unveiled a new plant-based pork substitute at CES, BBC News reports. The firm is also offering a ground pork alternative, with its range of pork products designed to comply with kosher and halal rules.
  5. Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais roasted Apple for its ‘Chinese sweatshops’ in front of hordes of celebrities as Tim Cook watched from the audience. Gervais described the Apple TV Plus drama “The Morning Show” as “made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.”
  6. Sacha Baron Cohen satirically described Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg as a ‘naive, misguided child who spreads Nazi propaganda’. Baron Cohen made the satirical reference to Zuckerberg and the film ‘Jojo Rabbit’ during Sunday night’s Golden Globes.
  7. Instagram’s US user growth dropped to single digits for the first time and it looks like it will keep falling. EMarketer estimated that Instagram is still growing in the US, but the pace of that growth slowed to 6.7% in 2019, down from growth of 10.1% in 2018.
  8. Two couples whose Ring cameras were hacked have filed a lawsuit seeking class action status against the Amazon company. The two couples have accused Ring of being negligent by not doing enough to secure their home cameras against cyberattacks.
  9. Samsung created an invisible keyboard that uses AI to track your finger movements. SelfieType will use a front-facing camera to track your fingers and turn any empty surface into a virtual keyboard.
  10. The last known Nintendo PlayStation is going up for auction. The owner of this incredibly rare piece of video game history said he’s already turned down an offer of $1.2 million.

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  1. A fresh Cambridge Analytica leak will reportedly reveal the global scale of voter manipulation aided by the now-defunct firm. According to The Guardian, over 100,000 documents are set to be leaked over the coming months via an anonymous Twitter account linked to ex-Analytica employee Brittany Kaiser.
  2. Austria’s foreign ministry has been targeted in what it called a “serious cyber attack,” BBC News reports. Experts have said the attack could continue for several days.
  3. Tesla’s market cap finished the week just shy of $80 billion, according to Bloomberg. That’s after the firm delivered a record 112,000 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2019.
  4. The head of CES has defended an invite for Ivanka Trump. Gary Shapiro told BBC News that Donald Trump’s daughter has done “great work” and will bring attention to job-related issues.
  5. A group claiming to be from Iran has hacked and defaced a US government agency website, posting an image of Trump being punched in the face. As of Sunday morning, The Federal Depository Library Program’s (FDLP) website was down and the message had been removed.
  6. Campaigners have challenged British and European patent authorities over their rejection of the world’s first “AI inventor” A nine-strong squad of international legal experts is battling for designs conceived by artificial intelligence to be recognised in law, and has filed patents on its behalf around the world. 
  7. Samsung has revealed a new rotating TV that’s like a giant smartphone for your living room. The Korean tech giant’s new Sero TV rotates between portrait and landscape mode to match the way you use your smartphone.
  8. Twitter users are slamming a World War 3 themed video game after it used the American-Iranian conflict to promote its product. “Iran starting World War 3? Simulate any #WWIII scenario you can think of in Conflict of Nations right now!” Conflict of Nations tweeted on Friday.
  9. Tim Cook made about $10 million less in 2019 than in the previous year, Bloomberg reports. That’s in part due to a smaller bonus, but the Apple CEO still made $125 million last year.  
  10. Samsung has made a super-ultrawide monitor that even the most powerful gaming PC probably can’t keep up with. PC gamers will likely have to dial down their games’ graphics settings to achieve anything close to 240 fps, even with the most powerful PC hardware you can buy.

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  1. A bunch of people mysteriously received text messages in the middle of the night that were originally sent on Valentine’s Day. Sprint said the issue was the result of a maintenance update that occurred overnight and caused old messages to be resent for some customers.
  2. WeWork’s coding boot camp Flatiron School has laid off dozens of employees. About 9% of the company’s employees were given notice on Thursday, according to one source familiar with the cuts.
  3. SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son gave a wildly optimistic financial presentation about how the Japanese firm will turn WeWork profitable. He forecast hockey stick growth for the office-sharing company — once its slashes its massive operating expenditure.
  4. One of Trump’s top tech advisors hit out at China and Huawei during a speech at Europe’s biggest tech conference. Michael Kratsios, chief technology officer of the United States and one of President Donald Trump’s top tech advisers, gave a speech at Web Summit — at which Huawei was also present.
  5. EU Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said she doesn’t want to break up big tech companies like Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook. She said by breaking them up, “you just have many more problems.”
  6. Vestager also said there was no limit to how artificial intelligence could help humanity. She said the technology could be used to tackle major issues such as climate change.
  7. Huawei’s billionaire CEO said Trump should meet him in China because he can only afford a paper airplane. “He has private jets and he can come to China anytime, and I do not have private jet,” said Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei.
  8. Kim Kardashian says she no longer posts to Instagram and social media in real-time after being robbed at gunpoint in Paris. These comments were made on stage at The New York Times’ DealBook conference, where Kardashian also said that eliminating likes on Instagram would be “really beneficial,” and that “really high up people” at Facebook ask for her opinions on addressing mental health.
  9. Facebook’s ex-security chief Alex Stamos says tech companies need to get better at hunting and detecting employees being recruited as spies. Stamos’ comments came after two former Twitter employees were accused of spying for Saudi Arabia.
  10. Uber founder Travis Kalanick reportedly raised $400 million for new company from Saudi Arabia. It’s the first known investment by the kingdom since the murder of the American journalist Jamal Khashoggi last year.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday.

  1. Thousands of explosive internal Facebook documents were published online in full. Facebook has fought vigorously against the release of the documents, arguing that they presented an unbalanced picture of the company.
  2. California’s attorney general revealed he’s investigating Facebook, and says it’s not complying with subpoenas. California has been quietly investigating Facebook over privacy issues and its business model for more than a year.
  3. Facebook admitted to another data leak, saying that up to 100 developers accessed people’s data from Groups. In April 2018 Facebook implemented new rules restricting the amount of personal data third parties could access following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but some apps seem to have been unaffected by the new rules.
  4. Federal prosecutors charged two former Twitter employees with spying on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday alleges that the former employees snooped on the accounts of people who were critical of Saudi Arabia.
  5. Alphabet’s board has launched a probe into the company’s handling of sexual misconduct charges, including those made against its top attorney. David Drummond, Alphabet’s chief legal officer, had an affair and a child with a subordinate and is accused of having other affairs with women in his department.
  6. Bill Gates addressed his multiple meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, saying he “I made a mistake in judgment.” Gates said he thought affiliating with Epstein would encourage the financier to commit money to global health initiatives, but that the money never materialized.
  7. Airbnb is rolling out major safety changes following five deaths at a Halloween party last week. Airbnb will now verify all listings and have a 24/7 help line available, among other changes.
  8. China’s biggest ridehailing company Didi will bar female passengers from using its carpooling service after 8 p.m. after two women were murdered. The curfew is part of its relaunch of Hitch, a carpooling app which Didi suspended after the murder of a female passenger in August 2018.
  9. China will ban gamers under 18 from playing video games after 10 p.m. in order to curb a growing online addiction. Underage gamers will also be restricted to 90 minutes of gameplay on weekdays according to China’s General Administration of Press and Publication.
  10. Airbnb lost a high-stakes vote in Jersey City that will put increased restrictions on short-term rentals. This was a major defeat for Airbnb, which spent more than $4 million campaigning against the increased regulation ahead of the vote and its upcoming IPO.

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Microsoft researchers encoded “Superman” onto a piece of glass. Handout/Reuters Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.Apple and TikTok skipped a Senate hearing on Big Tech and China. Empty chairs were left to draw attention to the missing tech executives, signalling the senators’ displeasure.Researchers discovered that Siri, Google Assistant,…

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Microsoft researchers encoded “Superman” onto a piece of glass.
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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Apple and TikTok skipped a Senate hearing on Big Tech and China. Empty chairs were left to draw attention to the missing tech executives, signalling the senators’ displeasure.
  2. Researchers discovered that Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa can be hijacked with a $14 laser pointer to open garage doors, start cars, and shop online. They found that shining even cheap laser pointers at microphones in smart speakers and some smartphone models could result in the device interpreting the light as sound.
  3. Employees of TikTok in the US were reportedly pressured to censor “culturally problematic” content that might offend the Chinese government. Former employees told the Washington Post they were directed to censor videos that featured vaping, “suggestive” dancing, and social and political issues.
  4. Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri and his family have been targeted by multiple “swatting” calls, drawing armed police to their homes in San Francisco and New York. In both cases responding officers were able to determine that the reports were hoaxes, though the callers reported shootings in progress.
  5. Google is launching an accelerator for climate change startups. The first cohort will be selected from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa for a six-month program beginning in early 2020 and a second cohort will start later in 2020.
  6. A Facebook exec acknowledged that some people won’t be “comfortable” using a financial product built by Facebook but said Mark Zuckerberg isn’t giving up — even if it takes decades. Kevin Weil, vice president of Facebook’s currency venture Calibra, spoke at Web Summit in Lisbon.
  7. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey trolled Facebook’s rebranded all-caps logo. This isn’t the first time Dorsey has pushed back on Facebook in recent weeks: he has criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s comments on free speech, and after Facebook said it wouldn’t fact-check political ads, Twitter said it would ban political ads.
  8. YouTube banned former White House advisor Sebastian Gorka after he refused to stop playing an Imagine Dragons song in his videos. Gorka repeatedly used the Imagine Dragons song “Radioactive” to introduce his radio show “America First,” which was streamed on YouTube.
  9. Peloton acquired a company that manufactures its bikes for $47.4 million. This is an important acquisition for Peloton as it had previously said that having limited control over its third-party manufacturing partners is a big risk for the company.
  10. Microsoft researchers used a laser to encode Warner Bros. “Superman” on a piece of glass. The feat was a proof of concept for a years-long effort to store data in glass, and the researchers used a combination of laser optics and artificial intelligence.

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

  1. Facebook is quietly laying the foundation for its own HQ2-style expansion by leasing enough office space in Seattle for 20,000 employees. Facebook has 5,000 employees in the Seattle area at the moment, but this move lays the groundwork for a massive expansion in the region.
  2. Uber reported its third-quarter earnings on Monday, which topped Wall Street’s revenue estimates. However, the ride-hailing giant lost more money on a per-share basis than analysts expected, and shares sank by as much as 6% in after-hours trading following the report.
  3. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company is donating $2.5 billion towards alleviating the California housing crisis. Facebook and Google both announced similar donations of $1 billion earlier this year.
  4. TikTok’s parent company has released a $400 smartphone in China that opens the video-sharing platform with just a swipe. ByteDance’s Jianguo Pro 3 is only available for purchase in China, and starts at around $389 US.
  5. Palmer Luckey’s defense tech startup Anduril says it would like to someday outfit American soldiers with augmented-reality headsets that can weave together critical bits of information on the battlefield. Business Insider spoke to Anduril CEO Brian Schimpf.
  6. Facebook changed its corporate logo, saying it wants to make clear that it owns companies like Instagram and WhatsApp. The new logo won’t replace the existing logo for the social-media service named Facebook — it’s for the corporate parent of Instagram, WhatsApp, and Facebook.
  7. Edward Snowden says big tech firms like Amazon, Google and Facebook have business models that are tantamount to “abuse.” Snowden spoke via video-link at Mobile Web Summit in Lisbon, Portugal.
  8. Insiders say that hot startup UiPath forced its CFO out because she tried to rein in its exorbitant spending, amid layoffs that are sending ripples through the automation industry. UiPath laid off about 400 people in October including its chief financial officer, just months after raising $568 million at a $7 billion valuation.
  9. Israeli entrepreneurs said experience in the IDF, a culture of confidence, and a growing ecosystem are among the reasons Israel produces so many outsized tech hits. The tiny country has produced major successes such as Waze, Gett, and Lemonade.
  10. Microsoft experimented with a four-day work week in its Japan offices, and says productivity increased 40%. The trial was part of Microsoft’s “Work-Life Choice Challenge,” a summer project that examined work-life balance and aimed to help boost creativity and productivity by giving employees more flexible working hours.

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After months of leaks and teases, Google officially unveiled the Pixel 4 on Tuesday. Google Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.Google revealed its newest smartphone, the Pixel 4, and a fresh line of products that will rival Amazon and Apple. Google announced the Pixel 4, at its “Made…

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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday.

  1. Google revealed its newest smartphone, the Pixel 4, and a fresh line of products that will rival Amazon and Apple. Google announced the Pixel 4, at its “Made by Google” event on Tuesday alongside several other products, including a new Nest Mini smart speaker, a refreshed Pixelbook Chromebook, and second-generation Pixel Buds.
  2. Twitter has published its rules for world leaders, including what types of tweets won’t be allowed. While Twitter didn’t touch on the actions of any specific world leader, the company said it wanted to better explain why it makes moderation decisions when reviewing controversial posts from political figures.
  3. Elizabeth Warren said she won’t accept major donations from tech executives after vowing to break up big tech companies such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon. Warren has campaigned on the argument that Facebook, Google, and Amazon are monopolies that should be more heavily regulated.
  4. Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency plan just got formalized, but a quarter of its backers have now dropped out. Facebook formally established which companies and individuals will govern the currency and its infrastructure as part of the non-profit Libra Association early this week.
  5. London fintech unicorn Revolut has initiated talks to raise $1.5 billion from JPMorgan as its funding plans grow. Revolut is exploring the possibility of selling an equity stake alongside a convertible loan as it looks to fuel its expansion plans.
  6. Congress has launched an investigation into whether e-cigarette manufacturers paid for bots to spam social media with pro-vaping posts. Researchers found out earlier this year that hundreds of thousands of social media posts promoting vaping most likely came from bot accounts, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
  7. Democrats have started to lobby social media companies to stop fake stories about 2020 candidates before they can go viral. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is waging a behind-the-scenes battle to stop the spread of disinformation about its 2020 presidential candidates, according to a Politico report.
  8. Amazon said that it has shut down its last Oracle database for its consumer business, reducing its costs by 60%. Amazon is now using Amazon Web Services databases to power its consumer businesses such as Amazon Prime, Alexa, and Kindle.
  9. Epic Games announced Fortnite Chapter 2, a major update for the wildly popular multiplayer shooter game after its extravagant black hole stunt. The update includes a new map, new functionality, and the ability to upgrade weapons.
  10. Walmart has launched an in-home delivery service where customers can have items delivered directly to their fridge when they’re not at home. Walmart workers gain access to customers’ homes using smart-lock technology controlled from a mobile phone. 

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The future of Facebook’s cryptocurrency project is in jeopardy as many of the companies initially attached to Libra have jumped ship. Robert Galbraith/flickr Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.Booking Holdings has joined MasterCard, Visa, eBay, and others in withdrawing from Facebook’s cryptocurrency project Libra. Facebook’s deteriorating relationships with…

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