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August 14, 2018, 12:30 AM

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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.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube is signing stars to new contracts that pay them to use new features like paid chats and prohibit them from posting first on competitors' sites  —  - Twitch, Facebook try to lure talent with new video ventures  — Parent Google wants to diversify revenue for talent, itself
Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report: Facebook's Campbell Brown told The Australian that Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers, Facebook not interested in discussing traffic and referrals  —  The Australian — the Murdoch-owned national paper — has an interesting (and aggressively paywalled) scoop about Facebook today …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Researcher details vulnerabilities in police body cams, like possibility for outsiders to track individual cams, alter video footage, plant malware, and more  —  AS THEY PROLIFERATE, police body cameras have courted controversy because of the contentious nature of the footage they capture …
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.
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.

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