FCC Approves CenturyLink’s Acquisition of Level 3: ‘Consumer groups had opposed the deal, arguing that the very last thing the already uncompetitive business data service market needs is more consolidation, larger companies, and even less competition.’

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Human rights groups say false information spread on Facebook, which is dominant in Myanmar, is stoking violence against the Rohingya ethnic group (New York Times)

New York Times: Human rights groups say false information spread on Facebook, which is dominant in Myanmar, is stoking violence against the Rohingya ethnic group 

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Amid talk of potential federal regulation, Facebook invests more in lobbying and tests messaging strategies regarding Russian interference with focus groups (Julie Bykowicz/Wall Street Journal)

Julie Bykowicz / Wall Street Journal: Amid talk of potential federal regulation, Facebook invests more in lobbying and tests messaging strategies regarding Russian interference with

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Twitter publishes stricter non-consensual nudity rules, says it will launch stricter enforcement on violent groups and hate symbols late November (Alex Heath/Business Insider)

Alex Heath / Business Insider: Twitter publishes stricter non-consensual nudity rules, says it will launch stricter enforcement on violent groups and hate symbols late November 

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Facebook launches Workplace Chat desktop app and will roll out group video chat soon, says 30K organizations use Workplace and that 1M groups have been created (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch: Facebook launches Workplace Chat desktop app and will roll out group video chat soon, says 30K organizations use Workplace and that

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Apple’s VP of diversity apologises to staff in email over comments she made about being “a little bit frustrated” that “diversity is tagged to” minority groups (Matthew Panzarino/TechCrunch)

Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch: Apple’s VP of diversity apologises to staff in email over comments she made about being “a little bit frustrated” that “diversity

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Consumer groups want federal regulators to recall the Google Mini after a glitch made it ‘intercept and record private conversations’ (GOOG, GOOGL)

A coalition of privacy advocacy groups are urging federal regulators to recall Google’s new $ 50 smart speaker, after a malfunction in some early units caused it

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