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February 21, 2019, 3:45 AM

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Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Hands-on with the Galaxy S10 and S10+: in-screen fingerprint readers works well and the materials feel classy, but it doesn't feel like a huge update  —  The new screens take up basically the entire front of the phones.  The 6.1-inch and 6.4-inch Quad HD+ panels sport tiny hole-punch cutouts for their selfie cameras.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts 6.1" Galaxy S10 and 6.4" Galaxy S10+ with triple rear cameras, in-screen fingerprint sensors, priced from $899 and $999 respectively, out Mar. 8  —  At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this morning, Samsung unveiled a smartphone series ten years in the making: The Galaxy S10.
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone with 4.6" folded and 7.3" unfolded displays, 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, three-app multitasking, 6 cameras, more  —  Samsung first teased its foldable phone back in November, and at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event today it's further detailing its foldable plans.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Disney joins Nestle, Epic Games, and others in pulling ad spending from YouTube following details about a “pedophile ring” in YouTube comments  —  - YouTube faces criticism for recommending videos of minors  — Nestle, Epic Games also among companies stopping ad purchases
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation: YouTube is monetizing sexualized videos of minors, many with comments from predators; Epic Games pauses all pre-roll ads following inquiry  —  Scores of YouTube videos with tens of millions of views are being inundated with comments by paedophiles, with adverts from major brands running alongside the disturbing content
Harvard Law Today:
Mark Zuckerberg talks to Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain about encryption, “information fiduciaries”, and more, as part of Zuckerberg's 2019 challenge  —  Should Facebook be considered an “information fiduciary” when it comes to the privacy of its clients?
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts a basic Galaxy Fit band and Galaxy Watch Active, a simpler $200 version of its watch, shipping March 8 with blood pressure tracking coming later  —  Leaking every new product ahead of the official unveiling event has a way of making the formal announcements dull …
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Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Pinterest says it's stopped returning vaccine-related search results as most spread anti-vax disinformation, part of its broader approach against “false cures”  —  The anti-vaccination movement has become so widespread that the World Health Organization added it to its list of the top threats to global health in 2019.
Taylor Lorenz / The Atlantic:
Kids googling themselves for the first time face shock, frustration, and sometimes excitement at content parents had been posting about them since their birth  —  Googling yourself has become a rite of passage.  —  For several months, Cara has been working up the courage to approach her mom about what she saw on Instagram.
TechCrunch:
Twitter opens applications for twttr, its beta program focused on conversations with rounded, indented, and color-coded replies, hidden engagement icons, more  —  Twitter today is opening up applications for its new testing program, first announced at CES in January.
Smartsheet:
Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
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Smartsheet Announces Appointment of Praerit Garg as CTO  —  Smartsheet (NYSE: SMAR), a leading cloud-based platform for work execution, today announced that Praerit Garg has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer.
Zoho:
It's finally here!  An all-new Zoho Social for your mobile  —  Social media marketing is dynamic, engaging, and most importantly, happens all in real-time.  Conversations continue to take place.
Chromebook:
If you're over the old way of doing things  —  With Family Link on Chromebook, parents have a new, easy way to set digital ground rules and help children create healthy online habits.
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