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November 29, 2018, 10:35 AM

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Wall Street Journal:
Unredacted emails from Six4Three case show Facebook staff seeking to charge devs and advertisers for user data in 2012-2014; Facebook says it decided against it  —  Internal emails in court filings viewed by The Wall Street Journal provide a window into a document trove a British lawmaker plans to release soon
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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Amid worries about demand for iPhone XR, Apple VP of product marketing Greg Joswiak says it's “been our most popular iPhone” every day since it became available  —  Apple's iPhone XR has been outselling the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max every day since the cheaper, colorful phone hit the market last month.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Sennheiser's HeadSetup software makes PCs and Macs vulnerable to MITM attacks due to flawed self-signed TLS certificate, which users should now manually remove  —  Poorly secured certificate lets hackers impersonate any website on the Internet.  —  Audio device maker Sennheiser has issued …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Dell says it detected hackers “attempting to extract Dell.com customer information”, such as customer names, email addresses, and hashed passwords, on Nov. 9  —  Company says it detected an intrusion at the start of the month, but financial data was not exposed.
Joshua Brustein / Bloomberg:
The US Army says Microsoft won a $480M contract for prototypes of AR systems for combat missions and training which could lead to 100K+ headset purchases  —  Microsoft Corp. has won a $480 million contract to supply prototypes for augmented reality systems to the Army for use on combat missions and in training, the Army said.
New York Times:
Law enforcement authorities, working with Microsoft, have arrested dozens of scammers in New Delhi behind fake PC virus pop-up alert ads over the past month  —  MUMBAI, India — You know the messages.  They pop up on your computer screen with ominous warnings like, “Your computer has been infected with a virus.
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Instagram begins rolling out a tool that describes photos for visually impaired users using AI or user descriptions  —  They'll know what they're seeing  —  Instagram announced today that it's rolling out new features that'll make the app easier to use for people with visual impairments.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
In the UK, Facebook exempts news outlets from political ads transparency archive and enforces political ad transparency rules  —  Social network to act against ‘dark adverts’ with compulsory disclaimers saying who paid  —  Every political advert on Facebook will now be required to come …

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