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December 6, 2018, 11:00 AM

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Globe and Mail:
Canada has arrested Huawei's global CFO, who now faces extradition to the US on the warrant from NY state claiming she violated US trade sanctions against Iran  —  Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China's Huawei Technologies who is facing extradition to the United States …
Christina Farr / CNBC:
Apple Watch Series 4 ECG feature goes live today in the US as part of the watchOS 5.1.2 update, allowing users to detect irregular heart rhythms  —  Apple Watch users can now take a reading of their heart's electrical signal by holding a finger on the crown of the device.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Google says it will stop working on Allo and instead focus on Messages; Allo will stop working March 2019  —  Google has officially announced that it's shutting down Allo, ending the run of yet another failed Google chat app experiment.  The news isn't entirely unsurprising …
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
UK Parliament publishes 250+ redacted pages of sensitive, internal Facebook documents seized last month from founder of Six4Three, a company suing Facebook  —  - Documents were released by U.K. parliamentary committee  — Lawmaker Collins says publication was lawful in U.K.
Facebook:
Facebook responds to UK Parliament document dump, giving an explanation for API whitelisting, scraping Android call and SMS records, how it uses Onavo, and more  —  As we've said many times, Six4Three — creators of the Pikinis app — cherrypicked these documents from years ago as part …
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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Australia passes sweeping anti-encryption bill giving police power to implant malware and insert backdoors, despite opposition from experts, tech companies  —  Australia's controversial anti-encryption bill is one step closer to becoming law, after the two leading but sparring party political giants struck …
Financial Times:
Millions of users on the SoftBank network in Japan and O2 in the UK are unable to use mobile data, sources say due to a software problem in Ericsson's equipment  —  Millions of mobile phone users around the world have been unable to use their smartphones after a software issue in systems provided by Ericsson caused major disruption.
The Verge:
Qualcomm gives details on Snapdragon 855, its smartphone chipset: X24 modem, which isn't 5G compatible, 7 nanometer for 20% better graphics, and AI improvements  —  Qualcomm calls it an AI powerhouse  —  Qualcomm officially took the wraps off the Snapdragon 855, its next generation processor, yesterday at the SnapDragon Tech Summit.
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
LeanIX, a SaaS that lets enterprises map out their software architecture, raises $30M Series C led by Insight Venture Partners  —  LeanIX, the Software-as-a-Service for ‘Enterprise Architecture Management’, has closed $30 million in Series C funding.  —  The round is led by Insight Venture Partners …
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Saqib Shah / Engadget:
Lime to launch its dockless electric bikes in London tomorrow, starting with 1,000 bikes in two boroughs, a week after launching in the UK  —  AT&T is the first major US carrier to support eSIM on iPhone  —  Tell us about your experiences with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL!  —  A. Bouman

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