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December 11, 2018, 4:35 AM

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google to shut down consumer version of Google+ in Apr. 2019 instead of Aug. and retire Google+ APIs within 90 days, after finding API bug impacting ~52.M users  —  After discovering another security issue potentially impacting 52.5 million users, Google today announced that the consumer version …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Chinese court issues a preliminary injunction against Apple for infringing Qualcomm patents, banning sale and import of iPhones 6s to X in China; Apple appeals  —  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.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches a walkie talkie-like voice messaging feature, rolling out globally on Instagram Direct today  —  You'd think Facebook would be faster at copying itself.  Five years after Facebook Messenger took a cue from WhatsApp and Voxer to launch voice messaging …
David McCabe / Axios:
House Judiciary Committee posts Sundar Pichai's prepared testimony, where he talks about leading without political bias, taking users' privacy seriously, more  —  Google CEO Sundar Pichai will tell lawmakers Tuesday that the company takes user privacy seriously, doesn't bake political bias …
Tom McKay / Gizmodo:
An overview of responses to Jack Dorsey's tone-deaf tweets about a trip to Myanmar that failed to mention the region's genocide, which social media enabled  —  Jack Dorsey, CEO of social media platform Twitter—the company now emblazoned in the public eye as one of the primary mouthpieces …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
House report finds that Equifax's security practices and policies were subpar and that patching vulnerable systems could have prevented last year's data breach  —  A House Oversight Committee report out Monday has concluded that Equifax's security practices and policies were sub-par …
BBC:
Huawei debuts Honor View 20 with a 48MP rear camera and Samsung unveils A8s with a 6.4" Infinity-O display, both with a hole-punch camera cutout in the screen  —  Two smartphone-makers have unveiled handsets featuring a “hole-punch” selfie camera.  —  The screens of the Samsung A8s …
The Keyword:
Google says its For You tab for Google Maps, which gives personalized recommendations, is now rolling out in 40+ countries on iOS and 130+ countries on Android  —  It's officially the holiday season, which means lots of time spent with friends and family.  But all of that together …

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