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Julia Alexander / The Verge:YouTube says it will temporarily restrict channels that post misinformation about the 2020 election results, potentially including Trump’s  —  Channels will receive an automatic strike on top of videos being removed  —  YouTube will temporarily restrict channels that post videos containing… Read More »

Bloomberg:CoinGecko data: total market value of cryptocurrencies passed $1T for the first time on Thursday as bitcoin hit $39K  —  – Digital currency had more than doubles in less than a month  — Cryptocurrency market cap is five times year-ago levels  —  Bitcoin’s wild price… Read More »

Dustin Volz / Wall Street Journal:Officials say the US judiciary’s electronic filing system was likely breached in the SolarWinds hack, putting highly sensitive nonpublic documents at risk  —  Apparent compromise in suspected Russian attack has put highly sensitive nonpublic court documents at risk, officials said

Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:Gtmhub, which builds software to help companies manage their corporate planning, raises $30M Series B led by Insight Partners  —  This morning Gtmhub, a multinational startup that builds software to help other companies manage their corporate planning, announced that it has raised… Read More »

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:US Trade Representative criticizes digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy, and Turkey for targeting US companies but will take no action for now  —  Digital services taxes adopted by India, Italy and Turkey in recent years discriminate against U.S. companies, the… Read More »

Issie Lapowsky / Protocol:As Facebook prepares for a Washington controlled by Democrats, Zuckerberg is betting that blocking Trump will make up for the last four years of his appeasement  —  In his post announcing that President Trump would be blocked from posting on Facebook until… Read More »

Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:Sources: Apple is developing an autonomous, electric vehicle, which could be released in five to seven years, as it adds more ex-Tesla execs to the project  —  Apple Inc. will take at least half a decade to launch an autonomous, electric vehicle… Read More »

Kate Rooney / CNBC:SoFi says it will go public via a merger with a SPAC backed by Chamath Palihapitiya at a valuation of $8.65B  —  – Fintech start-up SoFi says it will merge with a special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC, backed by venture capital… Read More »

Charlie Taylor / The Irish Times:WhatsApp says its updated ToS for Europe will not require users to share data with Facebook  —  Company dismisses reports it is forcing users to agree to share info with the social network  —  WhatsApp has moved to reassure European… Read More »

Danny Crichton / TechCrunch:Utah-based WeLink, which uses 5G to deliver mesh high-bandwidth wireless internet for neighborhoods, raises $185M from Digital Alpha Advisors  —  Cable or fiber.  For the vast majority of American homes, there’s no choice of how customers get their internet access.