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- Airbnb just filed for its IPO. The document highlights how hard the coronavirus pandemic has been on the company.
- Twitter slapped a new label on Trump's tweets. President Donald Trump is claiming he won the election — Twitter's new label says: "Official sources called this election differently."
- An EU lawsuit claims iPhones illegally track users. Privacy activism group Noyb — "none of your business" — has filed two complaints against Apple with regulators in Spain and Germany.
- Barack Obama said social media firms should be treated as publishers. Current laws shield the likes of Facebook and Twitter from being liable for content that people post on their platforms.
- Amazon apologized for saying Northern Ireland is not in the UK. The mistake caught the attention of comedians, journalists, and others across Ireland, the UK, and the US.
- The CEOs of Twitter and Facebook face grillings in Congress. The hearing will be live-streamed today, starting at 10 a.m. ET.
- Twitter hired a famous hacker as head of security. Peiter Zatko, better known as "Mudge," has worked at the Pentagon, Google, and Stripe.
- Capcom says hackers stole players' data. The gaming giant said it was hit with a hack that may have compromised the personal data of up to 350,000 people, including players and shareholders.
- The US military tracked users of a popular Muslim prayer app. Muslim Pro, a prayer app with more than 98 million downloads, reminds users about daily prayers and provides readings from the Quran.
- The Pentagon taunted Russian hackers with bear cartoons. One post depicted hackers as a clumsy cartoon bear dropping Halloween candy, and another showed a wide-eyed sloth in front of a laptop.
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