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10 things in tech you need to know today, September 24



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Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday.

  1. Google CEO Sundar Pichai warned employees in a leaked memo
    not to become too political at work
    is under increasing political pressure from President Donald
    Trump and his allies, which has accused the search giant of
    being biased against conservatives.

  2. The White House is considering an antitrust investigation
    into ‘online platform bias’ at Google and
    A proposed executive order would
    ask federal law enforcement to “thoroughly investigate
    whether any online platform has acted in violation of the
    antitrust laws,” to “protect competition among online
    platforms and address online platform bias.”
  3. China
    banned the hugely popular game streaming service
    The ban came after a spike in
    popularity, probably caused by users watching an eSports

  4. Apple
    is exerting more control over the types of original shows it
    wants to put on Apple Music
    According to the
    Wall Street Journal, the company isn’t keen on anything
    that’s too graphically violent, sexual, or risky.

  5. Facebook
    is quietly working on a major system to help users understand
    each other in different languages
    The firm
    working on M Suggestions, a Facebook Messenger feature that
    would translate chat in real-time.

  6. A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud
    for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at
    Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking
    Prosecutors found 300 fake
    reservations made for at least 45 Chicago restaurants using
    Reserve, aiming to hurt the company’s reputation.

  7. Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch in a $40 billion bid for
    Sky, Europe’s biggest pay-TV company
    move allows Comcast to open its doors to the European market
    and access to online video streaming.

  8. Google’s former CEO Eric Schmidt has predicted that the
    internet will split in two by 2028
    China, he
    says, will have its own branch of the internet.

  9. British fashion startup Farfetch went public on Friday, with
    its shares rising as much as 53%
    According to
    CNBC, the company raised $885 million, giving it a valuation
    of $6.2 billion.
  10. Twitter warned users on Friday about a bug that had
    possibly exposed their direct messages to third-party
    . The company claims
    it is unlikely that any messages were shared incorrectly, but
    warned users out of caution.

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