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February 20, 2019, 2:42 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Live blog of Samsung's Unpacked event in San Francisco, where new Galaxy S10 devices, a foldable phone, and more have been announced  —  Will we finally see more of the folding phone, too?  —  Samsung is gearing up to hold a huge keynote where we're expecting quite a lot of phones.
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Live stream of Samsung's Unpacked event  —  Welcome to the next generation.  #SamsungEvent #Unpacked http://www.samsung.com To view the YouTube streams on a desktop or laptop computer you'll need:  • Mos...
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Fold, a foldable smartphone with 4.6" folded and 7.3" unfolded displays, 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, three-app multitasking, 6 cameras, more  —  Samsung first teased its foldable phone back in November, and at the company's Galaxy Unpacked event today it's further detailing its foldable plans.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts S10 and S10+, with fingerprint sensors embedded beneath their displays, larger 3,400mAh and 4,100mAh batteries, from $899 and $999 respectively  —  At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this morning, Samsung unveiled a smartphone series ten years in the making: The Galaxy S10.
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to let developers port their iPad apps to Mac using a new SDK that will be released as early as June at WWDC  —  - This year, it will be easier to turn iPad apps into Mac apps  — App merger initiative comes as Apple plans its own Mac chips
Karen Weise / New York Times:
Microsoft says Russia-linked Fancy Bear targeted European research groups and think tanks that work on issues including election security and nuclear policy  —  SEATTLE — A group of hackers associated with Russian intelligence targeted civil society groups across Europe ahead of May elections there, Microsoft said on Tuesday.
Harvard Law Today:
Mark Zuckerberg talks to Harvard professor Jonathan Zittrain about encryption, “information fiduciaries”, and more, as part of Zuckerberg's 2019 challenge  —  Should Facebook be considered an “information fiduciary” when it comes to the privacy of its clients?
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
Xiaomi debuts Mi 9 with three rear cameras, 6.39" AMOLED display, Snapdragon 855, 6GB RAM, and 20W wireless charging, for ~$446 in China, shipping on Feb. 26  —  Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi 9 at an event in China after months of teasers.  The triple-camera flagship is powered …
K.G Orphanides / WIRED UK:
Investigation: YouTube is monetizing sexualized videos of minors, many with comments from predators; Epic Games pauses all pre-roll ads following inquiry  —  Scores of YouTube videos with tens of millions of views are being inundated with comments by paedophiles, with adverts from major brands running alongside the disturbing content
eMarketer:
eMarketer predicts that US digital ad spending will surpass traditional in 2019, growing 19% YoY to $129.34B, of which mobile will account for ~$87B  —  Amazon's ad business to grow more than 50%, taking bite out of duopoly  —  This year will mark a major milestone in the world of advertising.
Nick Bastone / Business Insider:
Google says the built-in microphone in Nest Secure devices, which it had never disclosed earlier in the tech specs, was “never intended to be a secret”  —  - In early February, Google announced that Assistant would work with its home security and alarm system, Nest Secure.
Chloe Bryan / Mashable:
A look at “Reply Guys”, a mostly harmless but annoying Twitter phenomenon where one or two men reply to every tweet from a woman  —  On Twitter, a place where a lot of bad things happen, there's a mostly harmless but decidedly annoying phenomenon.
Facebook:
Facebook introduces new location controls for Android, letting users limit location data collection, and will prompt iOS and Android users to check settings  —  Android and iOS are by far the two most popular mobile operating systems, but their location settings work differently.
Natasha Korecki / Politico:
Analysis of data from social platforms: Democratic 2020 candidates are being targeted by a coordinated campaign of misinformation focused on sensitive issues  —  A coordinated barrage of social media attacks suggests the involvement of foreign state actors.

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