10 things in tech you need to know today

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10 things in tech you need to know today
Donald Trump meets Mark Zuckerberg in September 2019.Donald Trump/Facebook

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  1. Facebook isn't policing Trump. Employees told the Washington Post this has impeded the firm's efforts to curb misinformation.

  2. A federal judge blocked Trump's TikTok ban. It was intended to go into effect on November 12, after the election.

  3. The New York Post can tweet again. Twitter had locked the outlet's account for publishing the Hunter Biden story, but faced backlash over its decision.

  4. Microsoft has embraced working from home. Documents reviewed by Business Insider detailed the firm's new "flexible" policy that allows employees to pick their own schedules.

  5. Huawei is getting into chips. Sources told the FT the firm will counteract US sanctions and start out making outdated chip models, then ramp up to start making state-of-the-art ones.

  6. Amazon donated to a vaccine misinformation organization. Popular Information discovered Amazon donates to the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) through its charity arm Amazon Smile.

  7. Yelp insiders say it's preying on small businesses. Since Yelp's offices closed due to the pandemic, calls haven't been recorded, prompting worries about a lack of oversight, sources told Business Insider.

  8. E-scooters are coming to New York City. The city plans to launch an e-scooter rental pilot program in March 2021.

  9. The Internet Archive is getting into fact-checking. The site is going to start adding fact-checks and context cards to screenshotted pages.

  10. Kanye West bought Kim Kardashian a hologram of her dead father. The hologram of Robert Kardashian said West was the "most genius man in the whole world."
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