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January 29, 2019, 3:55 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple disables Group FaceTime on the server side as a temporary workaround after recently reported security flaw, says software update is coming this week  —  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.
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
FaceTime bug lets a caller hear audio or view video from recipient's phone before the call has been accepted or rejected  —  A significant bug has been discovered in FaceTime and is currently spreading virally over social media.  The bug lets you call anyone with FaceTime …
Rachel Siegel / Washington Post:
GameStop shares plunge 26%+ after the board of the video game and electronics retailer said it had ended its search for a buyer  —  GameStop shares plunged nearly 30 percent Tuesday after the video game and electronics retailer said it had ended the search for a buyer, causing a share sell-off among investors who had expected a sale.
Slack:
Slack says it now has over 10M DAUs, more than half outside the US, and its global paying customers total has grown by over 50% YoY to 85,000+  —  An update on how our customers use Slack  —  With our fifth birthday just around the corner, Slack now has more than 10 million daily active users …
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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. …
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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.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
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 by Peter Thiel's Valar Ventures …

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