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Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a desktop environment for running apps in isolation, for users running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18301…

Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet : Microsoft announces Windows Sandbox, a desktop environment for running apps in isolation, for users running Windows 10 Pro or Enterprise build 18301 and later   —  Microsoft's coming ‘Windows Sandbox’ feature is a lightweight virtual machine that allow users to run potentially suspicious software in isolation.

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Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian’s refusal to talk without lawyer led…

Ashley Carman / The Verge : Match fires Tinder comms VP, Rosette Pambakian, others; emails show Pambakian blames lawsuit, CEO says Pambakian's refusal to talk without lawyer led to firing   —  The Verge obtained an email exchange between her and Match's CEO  —  Multiple Tinder employees who sued the dating app's parent company …

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Internal docs show Facebook gave ~150 companies access to more user data than disclosed; some could read private DMs; Facebook says it didn’t violate…

New York Times : Internal docs show Facebook gave ~150 companies access to more user data than disclosed; some could read private DMs; Facebook says it didn't violate FTC decree   —  Internal documents show that the social network gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify and others far greater access to people's data than it has disclosed.

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EU court rejects Yelp and Consumer Watchdog’s application to intervene in Google’s appeal of its 2017 $2.7B EU antitrust fine; other Google rivals…

Aoife White / Bloomberg : EU court rejects Yelp and Consumer Watchdog's application to intervene in Google's appeal of its 2017 $2.7B EU antitrust fine; other Google rivals also rejected   —  - EU court says Yelp isn't involved in shopping comparison  — Court also throws out intervention from Oracle-backed group

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Lip-syncing app TikTok, which is popular with children and teens, struggles to remove blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism (Joseph…

Joseph Cox / Motherboard : Lip-syncing app TikTok, which is popular with children and teens, struggles to remove blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism   —  TikTok, which is mega popular with children and teens, has a problem with blatant, violent white supremacy and Nazism.  —  Users on mega popular children's …

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Uber says it has been given approval by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads in Pittsburgh (Andrew J….

Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge : Uber says it has been given approval by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads in Pittsburgh   —  It's been nine months since a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in Arizona  —  Uber has been given the green light by Pennsylvania officials to restart its self-driving car tests on public roads.

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On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon’s acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group (Guru Gowrappan/Verizon)

Guru Gowrappan / Verizon : On January 8, Oath, which was created from Verizon's acquisitions of Yahoo and AOL, will be rebranded as Verizon Media Group   —  Verizon Media Group will replace the Oath brand, representing our strong alignment as a core pillar of Verizon's business.  —  I'm excited today to share …

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As EU debates Article 13, which would require sites to have an “upload filter”, a look at the failures of YouTube’s sophisticated ContentID system…

Mike Masnick / Techdirt : As EU debates Article 13, which would require sites to have an “upload filter”, a look at the failures of YouTube's sophisticated ContentID system   —  The entire Article 13 debate is a weird one.  It appears that both the recording industry and the film industry are going for broke on this one.

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Alexa Guard first impressions: hears sounds and alarms well, but can’t contact emergency services, isn’t supported by previous-gen Echo and Echo Dot…

Ry Crist / CNET : Alexa Guard first impressions: hears sounds and alarms well, but can't contact emergency services, isn't supported by previous-gen Echo and Echo Dot speakers   —  “Alexa, I'm leaving.”  —  “OK — I'll be on guard.”  —  That's the gist of Alexa Guard, a new feature from Amazon that lets …

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UK-based Graphcore, which makes machine learning chips, raises $200M from investors including Atomico, Sofina, BMW, and Microsoft, valuing the company…

Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times : UK-based Graphcore, which makes machine learning chips, raises $200M from investors including Atomico, Sofina, BMW, and Microsoft, valuing the company at $1.5B   —  The UK-based chipmaker Graphcore has raised $200m in a new funding round from investors including Microsoft and BMW, valuing the company at $1.5bn.

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