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January 29, 2019, 10:50 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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Fintech startup Petal, which offers credit cards to people without credit scores, raises $30M Series B led by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures  —  Petal, a fintech startup that offers credit cards to people without credit scores, has raised $30 million in a series B round of funding led …
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Mike Wheatley / SiliconANGLE:
Cato Networks, which makes software-defined wide-area networking tools, raises $55M led by Lightspeed Venture Partners  —  Enterprise networking company Cato Networks Ltd. has refilled its war chest with a $55 million round of funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners.
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
Wesley Yin-Poole / Eurogamer.net:
Inside Starbreeze's financial crisis, after the game studio botched the release of Overkill's The Walking Dead and made big investments in VR and other areas  —  At Starbreeze's 2016 Christmas meeting, held in a cinema close by to the studio's Stockholm headquarters, CEO Bo Andersson told staff the company was in rude health.

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