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August 13, 2018, 5:25 PM

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Ryan Nakashima / Associated Press:
Investigation finds some Google apps on Android and iPhones automatically store time-stamped location data even when the location history setting is paused  —  SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to.
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
According to release notes for iOS 12's latest developer beta, Group FaceTime has been removed from initial release of iOS 12 and will ship later in the fall  —  This is a disappointing development: Group FaceTime for iPhone, iPad, and Mac appears to be delayed and won't be ready in time for iOS 12 and macOS Mojave launch next month.
Thomas Fox-Brewster / Forbes:
Report finds 18 Android tracking apps have flaws allowing account access; Korean app Couple Vow left 1.7M users' plain text passwords and data exposed on server  —  Android “tracker” apps aimed at couples and concerned parents are being widely sold on Google Play, even though many contain serious vulnerabilties.
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Anton Shilov / AnandTech:
Lenovo unveils ultra-thin ThinkPad P1 with a 15.6-inch 4K display, Intel 8th Gen/Xeon CPUs, up to 64GB RAM, 4TB SSD in a carbon fiber chassis starting at $1,949  —  Lenovo on Monday introduced its new ThinkPad P1 workstation, which brings together a 4K 15.6-inch display, high performance, and portability.
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report: Facebook exec Campbell Brown told Australian media execs Mark Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers, implied papers would die “in hospice” without FB  —  The Australian — the Murdoch-owned national paper — has an interesting (and aggressively paywalled) …

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