9 great reads from CNET this week

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With the presidential election
just 10 days away, the week’s news was all about voting and the final debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. As they clashed over COVID-19, climate change and racial justice, some wondered whether the much-promised mute button had gone missing.

Meanwhile, the Justice Department smacked Google with a massive antitrust lawsuit that challenges the company’s dominance in search. Also, CNET reviewed the iPhone 12 and called it “an absolute unit.” And Quibi, the mobile-first, short-form, big-budget video service, flamed out less than seven months after its launch

Here are the week’s stories you don’t want to miss: 

Misinformation has exploded during the coronavirus pandemic, spreading faster and further than ever before. How do we slow the deception down?

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New technology like instant Wi-Fi networks and body monitoring sensors are helping first responders in the field save lives.

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Labor rights groups say California’s Proposition 22, which could decide the fate of gig work, will hurt communities of color.

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Hackers could tamper with ballots returned online. Security experts are tracking the systems in use by small groups today.

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Free, easy and requiring just a single still photo, the deepfake bot has produced more than 100,000 fake pornographic images — and that’s just the ones posted publicly online.

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Antitrust cases typically take years, but the landmark suit could have an impact on what you see on your phone.

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A new board will review some of Facebook’s and Instagram’s toughest content moderation decisions.

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Trolls and hackers have used social media to post fake ads meant to confuse voters into missing out on Election Day. Don’t get played.

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Social distancing measures and stiffer competition are forcing prospective pet owners to use Zoom and social media to find and meet new furry friends.

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