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January 10, 2019, 6:40 PM

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Sam Biddle / The Intercept:
Sources: Amazon-owned Ring gave its teams in Ukraine and the US unfiltered cloud access to unencrypted home security camera videos and live feeds  —  The “smart home” of the 21st century isn't just supposed to be a monument to convenience, we're told, but also to protection …
Timothy W. Martin / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung plans to unveil a fully functional foldable screen phone and the 10th anniversary Galaxy S10 phone lineup on February 20  —  Tech giant to also unveil its 10th anniversary flagship phones at events in San Francisco and London  —  SEOUL— Samsung Electronics Co. plans …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Samsung announces its next Unpacked event will be held in San Francisco on February 20 at 11AM PT, hints at launch of Galaxy S10 series  —  ‘Fully functional’ foldable phone also expected to break cover  —  Samsung has announced the date of its next Unpacked event, at which it's widely expected …
Washington Post:
AT&T and T-Mobile say they will stop selling customers' location data to 3rd-party service providers by March; Verizon says it's winding down sharing agreements  —  AT&T said Thursday it will stop selling its customers' location data to third-party service providers after a report this week …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Researchers say it is easy to find child porn images on Bing, which also actively suggests related keywords and images; Microsoft says it is working on fixes  —  A TechCrunch-commissioned report finds damning evidence  —  Illegal child exploitation imagery is easy to find on Microsoft's Bing search engine.
Jason D. Rowley / Crunchbase News:
Ford is shutting down Chariot, the startup it acquired in 2016 that operates commuter shuttle services in nine North American cities and in London  —  Chariot, the Ford-owned transportation startup that operates commuter shuttle services in nine North American cities and internationally in London, is shutting down.
Matthew Handrahan / GamesIndustry.biz:
UK-based Improbable says a recent change in Unity Engine's ToS on “streaming and cloud gaming restrictions” makes Improbable's cloud-based SpatialOS illegal  —  Update: Spilt Milk Studios has taken its upcoming title Lazarus offline until the dispute is solved, but Bossa's Worlds Adrift is “operating as normal”
Bloomberg:
Shareholder sues Alphabet's board of directors, claiming they breached fiduciary duty by covering up sexual misconduct by execs and giving Andy Rubin a payout  —  - Investor accuses Alphabet directors of abusing their power  — Android creator allegedly got $90 million payout amid probe
The Information:
Sources say Amazon is developing a game streaming service, but it isn't likely to launch until next year at the earliest  —  Amazon is developing a service for streaming videogames over the internet, joining Microsoft, Google and other companies that are building similar offerings …
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Adviser to EU court backs Google, says search engines shouldn't be forced to apply “right to be forgotten” beyond the bloc's borders  —  Recommendation largely backs Google, which appealed a French order to apply the EU right to searches globally
Nate Raymond / Reuters:
Massachusetts man sentenced to over 10 years in prison and ordered to pay ~$443,000 in restitution for a DDoS attack on Boston Children's Hospital in 2014  —  BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man was sentenced on Thursday to more than 10 years in prison for carrying out a cyberattack …
Andrii Degeler / Tech.eu:
French-founded Talentsoft, which develops a cloud-based HR platform, raises $50M led by Francisco Partners and says it now has 2,000 customers  —  French-founded HR tech company Talentsoft has raised $50 million in a funding round led by Francisco Partners, with participation from Bpifrance and Goldman Sachs.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
US-Indian online education startup Emeritus, which partners with universities to offer digital courses, raises $40M Series C led by Sequoia India  —  The funding streak for educational startups in Asia continues into 2019 after Emeritus, a U.S-Indian company that partners with universities …

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