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Three Democratic lawmakers introduce a bill that would require stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter, approval from the Federal Reserve and FDIC, more (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
Three Democratic lawmakers introduce a bill that would require stablecoin issuers to obtain a banking charter, approval from the Federal Reserve and FDIC, more  —  A new U.S. Congressional bill would require stablecoin issuers to secure bank charters and secure regulatory approval prior to circulating any stablecoins.

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ESET researchers detail Crutch malware, used by Russian APT Turla to steal sensitive docs from an EU foreign ministry and exfiltrate them via Dropbox accounts (Sergiu Gatlan/BleepingComputer)

Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
ESET researchers detail Crutch malware, used by Russian APT Turla to steal sensitive docs from an EU foreign ministry and exfiltrate them via Dropbox accounts  —  Russian-backed hacking group Turla has used a previously undocumented malware toolset to deploy backdoors and steal sensitive documents …

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Amazon adds webcam support to the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, enabling video calls with Alexa-enabled devices, rolling out in the coming weeks in US, UK, elsewhere (Chris Welch/The Verge)

Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon adds webcam support to the 2nd-gen Fire TV Cube, enabling video calls with Alexa-enabled devices, rolling out in the coming weeks in US, UK, elsewhere  —  Call any Alexa-enabled device with a screen, including smartphones, Fire tablets, and the Echo Show

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GroupM expects marketers to spend $110.1B on digital ads in the US this year, accounting for more than half of the year's total ad spend for the first time (Suzanne Vranica/Wall Street Journal)

Suzanne Vranica / Wall Street Journal:
GroupM expects marketers to spend $110.1B on digital ads in the US this year, accounting for more than half of the year’s total ad spend for the first time  —  Digital ads to account for more than half of year’s U.S. advertising expenditures for first time  —  For the first time …

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Google Authenticator for iOS gets dark theme redesign and the ability to transfer 2FA accounts in bulk, useful when migrating to a new phone (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google Authenticator for iOS gets dark theme redesign and the ability to transfer 2FA accounts in bulk, useful when migrating to a new phone  —  Earlier this year, Google’s 2FA authentication app received a big Android update that modernized its design.  That dark theme, along …

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Apple announces Best of 2020 apps and most downloaded apps: home workout app Wakeout! won App of the Year for iPhone, Zoom for iPad, Disney+ for Apple TV (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple announces Best of 2020 apps and most downloaded apps: home workout app Wakeout! won App of the Year for iPhone, Zoom for iPad, Disney+ for Apple TV  —  Apple today released its highly anticipated annual list of the best apps and games of 2020.  As in previous years …

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Varjo unveils new VR/XR headsets promising 115° field of view; VR-3 costs $3,195 with $795/year subscription and XR-3 costs $5,495 with $1,495/year subscription (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Varjo unveils new VR/XR headsets promising 115° field of view; VR-3 costs $3,195 with $795/year subscription and XR-3 costs $5,495 with $1,495/year subscription  —  The VR-3 and XR-3 will ship in early 2021  —  Virtual reality company Varjo, known for its unusual dual-resolution displays …

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Rival Peak, a new Facebook cloud game which incorporates adventure and reality TV, will debut on Wednesday, and let users decide what "contestants" will do (Gene Park/Washington Post)

Gene Park / Washington Post:
Rival Peak, a new Facebook cloud game which incorporates adventure and reality TV, will debut on Wednesday, and let users decide what “contestants” will do  —  Just weeks into Facebook’s debut into the cloud gaming market, it has its first “exclusive” title that’s a perfect fit …

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Stripe extends its business lending service Stripe Capital to online platforms, offering an "end-to-end lending API" to provide customers with financing options (PYMNTS.com)

PYMNTS.com:
Stripe extends its business lending service Stripe Capital to online platforms, offering an “end-to-end lending API” to provide customers with financing options  —  Payments giant Stripe is taking Stripe Capital, its push into online business finance and lending, to the next level.

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President Trump in a late night tweet threatened to veto the annual defense bill authorizing ~$1T in military spending unless Congress repeals Section 230 (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Tony Romm / Washington Post:
President Trump in a late night tweet threatened to veto the annual defense bill authorizing ~$1T in military spending unless Congress repeals Section 230  —  President Trump on Tuesday threatened to veto an annual defense bill authorizing nearly $1 trillion in military spending unless Congress opens …

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