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A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets (Sankalp…

Sankalp Phartiyal / Reuters : A look at an effort by WhatsApp to fight fake news in India in partnership with Jio, using actors who perform skits in the streets   —  JAIPUR, India (Reuters) - On a hot morning in India's tourist mecca of Jaipur, an open truck painted in the signature lime-green colors of Facebook's WhatsApp …

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How to find out if you are one of the 30M Facebook users whose account was affected by the security breach, what data was stolen, and what to do next…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : How to find out if you are one of the 30M Facebook users whose account was affected by the security breach, what data was stolen, and what to do next   —  Are you one of the 30 million users hit by Facebook's access token breach announced two weeks ago?  Here's how to find out.

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Anaplan, a provider of cloud-based business planning software, closes up 40%+ on its first day of trading after raising $263.5M in its IPO at a ~$2.1B…

Alex Wilhelm / Crunchbase News : Anaplan, a provider of cloud-based business planning software, closes up 40%+ on its first day of trading after raising $263.5M in its IPO at a ~$2.1B valuation   —  The markets have been a hot mess this week, but that didn't stop Anaplan's IPO.  Anaplan, a cloud company that helps other firms …

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First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not…

Guy Rosen / Facebook : First results of breach investigation: large-scale attack on Sept. 14-27 accessed info of ~29M people; other Facebook apps or third-party apps not affected   —  We have been working around the clock to investigate the security issue we discovered and fixed two weeks ago so we can help people understand …

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Alphabet’s Jigsaw releases Outline, an open source platform that lets anyone create and operate their own VPN; it uses Shadowsocks protocol to avoid…

Vinicius Fortuna / Google Open Source Blog : Alphabet's Jigsaw releases Outline, an open source platform that lets anyone create and operate their own VPN; it uses Shadowsocks protocol to avoid detection   —  Censorship and surveillance are challenges that many journalists around the world face on a daily basis.

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Facebook’s Fb.gg online gaming hub expands to mobile with the launch of the beta version of a standalone Android app (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : Facebook's Fb.gg online gaming hub expands to mobile with the launch of the beta version of a standalone Android app   —  This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg, its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites.

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Bithumb, one of South Korea’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges, says it has sold more than 38% of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium for…

Wolfie Zhao / CoinDesk : Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, says it has sold more than 38% of its total ownership to BK Global Consortium for $350M   —  Bithumb, currently the largest cryptocurrency exchange in South Korea by trading volume, just confirmed it has sold more than 38 percent …

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Google says it will offer its cloud identity technology, used within G Suite, as a standalone service to developers (Larry Dignan/ZDNet)

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : Google says it will offer its cloud identity technology, used within G Suite, as a standalone service to developers   —  Cloud Identity is built on Google's BeyondCorp security model and previously sat within G Suite.  The company is also moving to be more of an Okta competitor.

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Tribe Capital data: US customers trading on Coinbase dropped 80% from December 2017 through September 2018, as cryptocurrencies experienced sharp…

Julie Verhage / Bloomberg : Tribe Capital data: US customers trading on Coinbase dropped 80% from December 2017 through September 2018, as cryptocurrencies experienced sharp declines   —  Buy and hodl—that's been the mantra of cryptocurrency investors since a devotee first made the typo in a Bitcoin forum in 2013.

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Following Google+ data leak, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren’t email or productivity, worrying some…

Douglas MacMillan / Wall Street Journal : Following Google+ data leak, Google will restrict developer access to Gmail starting Jan. 9 for apps that aren't email or productivity, worrying some developers   —  Some apps will be cut off from all Gmail data, others restricted from selling collected data or from using it to target advertising, Google said Monday

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Genius partners with Apple Music to show lyrics and annotations for thousands of selected songs and makes Apple Music the official music player for…

Dani Deahl / The Verge : Genius partners with Apple Music to show lyrics and annotations for thousands of selected songs and makes Apple Music the official music player for Genius   —  Music encyclopedia and lyrics database Genius has announced a partnership with Apple Music, pairing the website's lyrics with songs.

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Samsung unveils the mid-range Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras, 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 128GB storage, and 3,800mAh battery, for €599…

Jamie Rigg / Engadget : Samsung unveils the mid-range Galaxy A9 with four rear cameras, 6.3-inch display, Snapdragon 660, 128GB storage, and 3,800mAh battery, for €599 in November   —  Google's Pixel 3 reveal came and went earlier this week, bringing us ever closer to the end of new flagship season.

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Pocket improves article listening function with text-to-speech service Amazon Polly with a more human-like voice, on iOS and Android (Paul…

Paul Sawers / VentureBeat : Pocket improves article listening function with text-to-speech service Amazon Polly with a more human-like voice, on iOS and Android   —  Pocket is rolling out a handful of updates today, as the Mozilla-owned app reminds users that it's more than a simple read-it-later service.

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Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman say their mobile video startup is called Quibi and will have a two-tiered subscription model targeting 25-35 year…

Dawn C. Chmielewski / Deadline : Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman say their mobile video startup is called Quibi and will have a two-tiered subscription model targeting 25-35 year olds   —  Media mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg and veteran tech executive Meg Whitman used the prominent platform of Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit …

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