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January 29, 2019, 9:35 AM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
FaceTime bug lets a caller hear audio or view video from recipient's phone before call has been accepted or rejected; Apple says fix coming later this week  —  A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple has disabled the Group FaceTime feature on the server side and reports suggest this has fixed the security flaw for most people  —  Software update still due later this week  —  Apple has temporarily disabled its Group FaceTime feature in iOS and macOS to fix a major security flaw.
Patricia Hurtado / Bloomberg:
DOJ unseals Jan. 16 indictment against Huawei, CFO Meng Wanzhou, affiliated firms; charges include bank and wire fraud, IP theft, conspiring to obstruct justice  —  - T-Mobile accused Huawai of theft; CFO linked to sactions case  —  U.S. prosecutors filed criminal charges against Huawei Technologies Co. …
U.S. Department of Justice:
DOJ: indictment details Huawei's efforts to steal trade secrets from T-Mobile and offer bonuses to staff who stole confidential information from other companies  —  Huawei Corporate Entities Conspired to Steal Trade Secret Technology and Offered Bonus to Workers who Stole Confidential Information from Companies Around the World
Miranda Karanfili / Cointelegraph.com News:
BitTorrent completed its token sale on Tuesday on the Binance Launchpad platform, netting $7.1M in under 15 minutes with the sale of 50B tokens  —  The BitTorrent token (BTT) sale on the Binance Launchpad platform concluded today Jan. 28, netting $7.1 million dollars with the sale of 50 billion tokens in under 15 minutes.
ProPublica:
Changes to Facebook's site break plugins created by ProPublica and others to track and report on exactly how Facebook users are being targeted by advertisers  —  Our tool had let the public see exactly how users were being targeted by advertisers.  The social media giant urged us to shut it down last year.
Meir Orbach / CTECH:
Samsung acquires Tel Aviv-based smartphone camera maker Corephotonics, which sued Apple for patent infringement of its dual aperture tech in 2017, for $155M  —  Calcalist first reported that Samsung was considering the acquisition earlier this month.  The companies signed the deal Sunday
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook shares draft proposal describing how its new content review board could work, suggesting it have 40 diverse members, none of whom are Facebook staff  —  In November, Facebook announced a new plan that would revamp how the company makes content policy decisions on its social network …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Collibra, which provides data governance tech to manage and track corporate data, raises $100M led by CapitalG at a $1B+ valuation  —  CapitalG, an investment arm of Google parent Alphabet, has led a $100 million funding round in the data technology startup Collibra.
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BD Zarley / The Verge:
A look at computational psychiatry research at the Human Neuroimaging Lab at Virginia Tech, focused on developing AI algorithms for diagnosing mental illness  —  I slide back into the MRI machine, adjust the mirror above the lacrosse helmet-like setup holding my skull steady …

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