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A Russian law requiring all smartphones to pre-install Russian-made software, which goes into effect in July 2020, could force Apple to quit the country (Josh Nadeau/Fast Company)

Josh Nadeau / Fast Company: A Russian law requiring all smartphones to pre-install Russian-made software, which goes into effect in July 2020, could force Apple to quit the country  —  In November 2019, Russian parliament passed what´s become known as the “law against Apple.”  The legislation will require …

In latest transparency report, Amazon says it got 1,841 subpoenas, 440 search warrants, and 114 other court orders for user data in H2 2019, down 4% from H1 (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: In latest transparency report, Amazon says it got 1,841 subpoenas, 440 search warrants, and 114 other court orders for user data in H2 2019, down 4% from H1  —  Just as Amazon was basking in the news of a massive earnings win, the tech giant quietly published — as it always does …

Facebook Gaming launches a toolkit for creators, letting them remove comments, mute viewers for short periods, or ban people from the stream, in real time (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Facebook Gaming launches a toolkit for creators, letting them remove comments, mute viewers for short periods, or ban people from the stream, in real time  —  Facebook is launching a dashboard and toolkit for streamers and video makers so they can more easily manage their communities, including viewers who don´t follow the rules.

Social Captain, which helps boost follower counts on Instagram, exposes thousands of Instagram passwords in its web page source code (Zack Whittaker/TechCrunch)

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch: Social Captain, which helps boost follower counts on Instagram, exposes thousands of Instagram passwords in its web page source code  —  A social media boosting startup, which bills itself as a service to increase increase a user´s Instagram followers, has exposed thousands of Instagram account passwords.

House subcommittee launches an investigation into dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services (Barbara Ortutay/Associated Press)

Barbara Ortutay / Associated Press: House subcommittee launches an investigation into dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors and sex offenders to use their services  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A House subcommittee is investigating popular dating services such as Tinder and Bumble for allegedly allowing minors …

Pinterest says it will remove any user post or ad that misleads people about voting or participating in the US census in a new "civic participation" policy (Cat Zakrzewski/Washington Post)

Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post: Pinterest says it will remove any user post or ad that misleads people about voting or participating in the US census in a new “civic participation” policy  —  Pinterest is ramping up its efforts to crack down on political misinformation ahead of the 2020 election …
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