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December 10, 2018, 10:25 AM

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Ina Fried / Axios:
Chinese court grants Qualcomm's preliminary injunction against Apple and blocks the sale and import of iPhone models from 6S to X in China  —  A Chinese court has banned the sale of a number of recent iPhone models citing infringement of two Qualcomm patents, the San Diego chipmaker said on Monday.
New York Times:
How smartphone apps are sharing precise location data with 75+ companies, including advertisers, retailers, and hedge funds, up to 14K times a day  —  Dozens of companies use smartphone locations to help advertisers and even hedge funds.  They say it's anonymous, but the data shows how personal it is.
Mugdha Variyar / The Economic Times:
Google acquires popular Indian train tracking app “Where is my Train”, which works offline and without GPS, sources say for $30M-$40M  —  Google has acquired Sigmoid Labs, which runs the platform ‘Where is My Train.’  —  ET had reported the development in August.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Bird plans to raise at its current $2B valuation and Lime at $2B-3B, below their initial asks, amid tougher-than-expected business conditions  —  Shared electric-scooter companies Bird and Lime temper their valuation goals as they deal with vandalism and other growing pains
Kara Swisher / New York Times:
Huawei CFO's arrest at behest of US prompts fears of retaliatory arrests, amid a series of other worrisome US responses to strategic tech challenges from China  —  Tech executives worry China will turn to tit-for-tat arrests of Americans in response to the detention of Meng Wanzhou.
Sergey Golovanov / Securelist:
Kaspersky: networks of 8 Eastern European banks were hacked by people entering the premises and planting physical hardware like Raspberry Pi and USB devices  —  While novice attackers, imitating the protagonists of the U.S. drama Mr. Robot, leave USB flash drives lying around parking lots …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
GoPro says it will move production of US-bound cameras out of China by summer 2019 due to fear of future tariffs, as US-China trade war escalates  —  - GoPro says it will move production of U.S.-bound cameras out of China to avoid being caught up in tariffs.
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