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February 20, 2019, 11:30 PM

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Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts 6.1" Galaxy S10 and 6.4" Galaxy S10+ with triple rear cameras, in-screen fingerprint sensors, priced from $899 and $999 respectively, out Mar. 8  —  At the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco this morning, Samsung unveiled a smartphone series ten years in the making: The Galaxy S10.
Jessica Dolcourt / CNET:
Qualcomm's ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S10, integrated in one of the layers of the display, uses sound waves to take a 3D fingerprint image  —  The Galaxy S10's in-screen fingerprint scanner may look just like the one on the OnePlus 6T, but don't be fooled.
More: The Verge
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
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:
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
Bloomberg:
Sources: Disney joins Nestle, Epic Games, and others in pulling ad spending from YouTube following details about a “pedophile ring” in YouTube comments  —  - YouTube faces criticism for recommending videos of minors  — Nestle, Epic Games also among companies stopping ad purchases
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?
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung debuts a basic Galaxy Fit band and Galaxy Watch Active, a simpler $200 version of its watch, shipping March 8 with blood pressure tracking coming later  —  Leaking every new product ahead of the official unveiling event has a way of making the formal announcements dull …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Rhett Jones / Gizmodo:
Pinterest says it's stopped returning vaccine-related search results as most spread anti-vax disinformation, part of its broader approach against “false cures”  —  The anti-vaccination movement has become so widespread that the World Health Organization added it to its list of the top threats to global health in 2019.
Ariel / Appfigures:
Apple's Shazam removes all third-party SDKs, except for Microsoft's HockeyApp, in latest iOS update; uninstalled SDKs include DoubleClick, Facebook Ads, AdMob  —  Shazam, the song identification app Apple bought for $400M, recently released an update to its iOS app that got rid of all 3rd party SDKs the app was using except for one.
More: 9to5Mac and MacRumors
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

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