Taking back our privacy — The New Yorker

Moxie Marlinspike, the founder of the end-to-end encrypted messaging service Signal, is “trying to bring normality to the Internet", writes Anna Wiener. Here is the link: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/10/26/taking-back-our-privacy

Russia’s Yandex and TCS terminate $5.48 billion Tinkoff talks — Reuters

Plans for Russia’s biggest corporate deal of 2020 collapsed on Friday after talks over a $5.48 billion cash-and-share sale of online bank Tinkoff to internet giant Yandex ended, according to a...

OnePlus 8T review: The numbers game — The Verge

The OnePlus 8T has quicker 65W fast charging, a higher 120Hz refresh rate display, a bigger 4,500mAh battery, and an extra camera, writes Jon Porter. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/21514174/oneplus-8t-review

Amazon to escape UK digital services tax that will hit smaller traders — The...

Amazon will not have to pay the UK’s new digital services tax on products it sells directly to consumers but small traders who sell products on its site will face increased...

HP’s CEO on how the pandemic is accelerating change in technology and business —...

“We are witnessing the dawn of a new age,” HP CEO Enrique Lores said at the company’s Reinvent conference this year, writes McKenna More. Here is the link to the podcast: https://fortune.com/2020/10/13/hp-ceo-enrique-lores-coronavirus-covid-pandemic-technology-hewlett-packard/

WordPress can now turn blog posts into tweetstorms automatically

To use the tweetstorm feature, a WordPress user will first click on the Jetpack icon on the top right of the page, then connect their Twitter account to their WordPress site,...

McAfee IPO is said to be priced on Oct. 21 — Barron’s

McAfee, the cybersecurity company backed by Intel and private-equity firms, could raise as much as $814 million when it goes public next week, writes Luisa Beltran. Here is the link: https://www.barrons.com/articles/mcafee-ipo-is-said-to-be-priced-on-oct-21-51602623067

Scality replanting 10K trees lost by California fires — Blocks & Files.

Scality is working with Reforest’Action to plant 10,000 trees in California by Spring 2021, writes Chris Mellor. Here is the link: https://blocksandfiles.com/2020/10/13/scality-replanting-10k-trees-lost-by-california-fires/

Here’s everything Apple just announced at its iPhone 12 event — CNBC

CNBC's Steve Kovach rounds up today's Apple's launch event. Here is the link: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/13/apple-iphone-event-live-updates.html

Sixty Coinbase employees take buyout offer over “no politics” rule — Ars Technica

Sixty Coinbase employees have accepted a buyout offer after CEO Brian Armstrong announced a controversial new policy curbing political activism inside the company, writes Timothy Lee. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/10/sixty-coinbase-employees-take-buyout-offer-over-no-politics-rule/

Huawei to help build futuristic motorways in Russia — GCR

Chinese telecoms company Huawei is to work on fitting motorways in Russia with optical systems that support the use of autonomous vehicles, according to a report by the GCR staff. Here is...

Microsoft is letting more employees work from home permanently — The Verge

Microsoft is allowing more of its employees to work from home permanently, the company announced Friday, writes Tom Warren. Here is the link: https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/9/21508964/microsoft-remote-work-from-home-covid-19-coronavirus

Computer scientists break traveling salesperson record — Quanta Magazine

This optimization problem, which seeks the shortest (or least expensive) round trip through a collection of cities, has applications ranging from DNA sequencing to ride-sharing logistics; writes Erica Klarreich. Here is the...

The US Army is putting AR goggles on military dogs to better guide them...

The device was developed by Command Sight, as a project for the Army Research Laboratory, writes Mariella Moon. Here is the link: https://www.engadget.com/ar-goggles-for-military-dogs-114535787.html

Google’s Supreme Court faceoff with Oracle was a disaster for Google — ArsTechnica

Supreme Court justices seem poised to allow copyrights on APIs, writes Timothy Lee. Here is the link: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/10/googles-supreme-court-faceoff-with-oracle-was-a-disaster-for-google/