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Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou, who has been arrested in Canada on suspicion of violating U.S. sanctions on Iran, told employees during an internal staff meeting in October that strictly complying with certain types of regulations is not always possible, and that in some cases "one may accept the risk of temporary non-compliance," the South China Morning Post reports.

Why it matters: Wanzhou is currently facing extradition to the U.S., a move that could have quick, dramatic impacts in international politics and global technology sales — especially with the Trump administration engaged in high-stakes trade talks with China for the next 85 days. Few details about her arrest have been revealed by Canadian authorities, but a bail hearing has been set for Friday.

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U.S. political actors will keep weaponizing the impact of widespread foreign disinformation campaigns on American elections, making these operations that much more effective and attractive to Russia, China, Iran or other countries backing them.

Why it matters: Hostile powers’ disinformation campaigns aim to destabilize the U.S., and each time a domestic politician embraces them, it demonstrates that they work.

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Samsung unveiled its crop of new mobile devices Wednesday, including two versions of the Note 20 smartphone, an updated foldable device, two tablets and a watch.

Why it matters: The new devices aim to give Samsung an early start in the second half of the year, with products aimed at parents buying fresh gear for the back-to-(home)school season.

Joe Biden will no longer travel to Milwaukee for Democratic convention

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Joe Biden will no longer be traveling to Milwaukee the week of Aug. 17 to accept his nomination in person at the Democratic National Convention due to COVID-19 concerns, the DNC announced Wednesday.

Why it matters: No planned speakers will travel to Milwaukee, meaning that the convention will be entirely virtual — unlike the hybrid event that the party had previously been planning. Biden will accept the nomination from his home state of Delaware.