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- Facebook removed pages related to Steve Bannon. The social network removed seven pages related to the former White House adviser that spread false information and conspiracy theories about voter fraud.
- Eric Schmidt is set to become an EU citizen. The former Google CEO is obtaining citizenship in Cyprus, a move that will allow him to travel to the European Union and possibly reap tax benefits.
- President-elect Joe Biden is tapping up tech for his transition team. Staffers include Facebook's former regulatory attorney Jessica Hertz and ex-Apple lobbyist Cynthia Hogan, per a list compiled by Business Insider.
- SoftBank made its first investment in a scooter startup. The Japanese investment giant led a $250 million funding round into German electric scooter firm Tier, Business Insider reported.
- Zoom has settled with the FTC. The video conferencing firm has agreed not to make any misleading security claims in advertising and to continue to ramp up its security practices.
- AOC says the Democrats lost seats due to poor online practices. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Democrats lost seats in the Senate and House because of a lack of online advertising, including on Facebook.
- Microsoft wants to demolish video-conferencing competition like Zoom. Leaked documents obtained by Business Insider show the firm is tying staff bonuses to the success of its own video product, Teams, against rivals like WebEx.
- Trump's refusal to concede is a cyber risk. Former government officials say election disinformation makes Americans vulnerable to cyberattacks, particularly given Trump's widely debunked claims of election fraud.
- We analyzed Joe Biden's key tech initiatives. It's clear the president-elect will focus like Trump on outrunning China and on R&D investment, but that he may differ on areas like immigration.
- SoftBank may sell Boston Dynamics. The robotics firm is reportedly not profitable, and a deal could value it at up to $1 billion.
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