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Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

It was an exciting week on all things Apple and Jeff Bezos, but here are some tech stories that might have slipped under your radar.

Catch up quick: Zuckerberg: How Facebook is now better prepared to fight election interference; Google’s location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona; Walmart relaunches Jet with three-hour deliveries; Uber axed its logo; Seven Google employees quit over secretive search project in China.

Zuckerberg: How Facebook is now better prepared to fight election interference

  • Why it matters: After initially denying Facebook's role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, Facebook's CEO outlined on Wednesday night how the company has learned from its mistakes, adding it's already stopped meddling attempts in a number of elections.

Google's search engine for China: Seven employees quit; Google built a prototype

  • Why it matters: The departures follow the controversial revelation of Google’s work on Project Dragonfly, a censored search engine that would let it serve China again. The former employees cite a lack of transparency from the company as the reason for leaving. Meanwhile, Google has reportedly built a prototype that links a user's searches to their phone number, which could make them a target of the government.

Walmart relaunches Jet with three-hour deliveries

  • Why it matters: Walmart continues to battle rival Amazon, this time with a new version of Jet.com, which it bought in 2016. The new Jet.com is aimed at shoppers in large urban cities, letting them order via voice commands with Siri and offering three-hour delivery. Walmart also announced this week its acquisition of Cornershop, an on-demand grocery delivery service in Mexico and Chile.

Uber gets a new logo

  • Why it matters: The rebranding, which includes new colors, typeface and app layout, is to better match the company's expanding transportation options, it says. Uber is also still working to redeem its public image.

Google’s location privacy practices are under investigation in Arizona

  • Why it matters: Google mobile services reportedly continue to track users when they think they've turned location tracking off, causing new privacy concerns about the company.

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Nor'easter slams East Coast with flooding rain and powerful winds

A residential area in Middlesex County as floodwater from the nor'easter covers streets in New Jersey on Tuesday. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

A monster storm was slamming the Northeast with record rainfall and powerful winds over Tuesday night — causing flash flooding that resulted in people having to be rescued in New Jersey and New York roads to close.

Threat level: All of southern New England westward to New York City and northern New Jersey was under the threat of flash flooding and coastal flooding from the nor'easter through Tuesday night into early Wednesday, per the National Weather Service.

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Blinken speaks with Sudan prime minister after his release

Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok. Photo: Ebrahim Hamid/AFP via Getty Images

Secretary of State Tony Blinken spoke on the phone on Tuesday evening with Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok after the military released him from custody.

Why it matters: Hamdok’s release was a result of pressure on Sudan’s military leader General Abdul Fattah al-Burhan from the U.S. and other countries but also from the different political parties in Sudan and massive protests in the streets.

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Brazil senators vote to recommend criminal charges for Bolsonaro

Brazilian senators vote on probe into President Bolsonaro's handling of pandemic. Photo: Gustavo Minas/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A Brazilian Senate committee Tuesday voted to approve a report recommending President Jair Bolsonaro be charged with a raft of criminal indictments, including crimes against humanity over his response to the COVID-19 pandemic, per AP.

Why it matters: Bolsonaro has become the face of a right-wing approach to the pandemic that includes repudiating vaccines and masks and resisting lockdowns and other mitigation measures. The Senate report holds him personally responsible for half of the country's 600,000 deaths.