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April 15, 2019, 11:22 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Fold hands-on: feels much more stable and polished than expected and while you can see and feel the crease, it's perhaps worth the trade-off  —  The folding screen is good, as long as you don't stare at the crease  —  Two months after an announcement where Samsung talked …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Source: Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail were affected in breach; Microsoft now says email content was also exposed for ~6% of users whose email accounts were hacked  —  Hackers abused a Microsoft customer support portal that allowed them to read the emails of any non-corporate account.
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: iOS 13 to include a system-wide Dark Mode, the ability for apps to have multiple windows and a new standard undo gesture for text input on iPad, more  —  Apple is expected to unveil iOS 13, the next major version of the iPhone and iPad operating system, at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference …
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Twitter has removed TorrentFreak's tweet pointing to a news story on recent leaks of unreleased TV shows, after a questionable DMCA takedown request from Starz  —  A few days ago we reported on several major leaks of unreleased TV-shows.  This included several episodes from the Starz original show “American Gods”.
Paul Mozur / New York Times:
Sources: how China uses AI to specifically track Uighurs, an ethnic minority, in the first known racist application of facial recognition to be widely deployed  —  In a major ethical leap for the tech world, Chinese start-ups have built algorithms that the government uses to track members of a largely Muslim minority group.
Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
EU gives final approval to the new Copyright Directive, with its controversial Article 11 and 13 provisions, after 19 of the 28 member countries voted in favor  —  The European Union has officially approved a controversial and sweeping reform of its copyright rules to protect content creators …
Globes Online:
Vimeo acquires Israel-based video creation service Magisto which has over 100M users; sources say Vimeo paid $200M  —  Magisto's proprietary technology enables cutting edge mobile apps and AI-powered editing tools to create videos for its 100 million users.
Brad Sams / Thurrott:
Sources: Microsoft is working on AirPods-like earbuds under the codename “Morrison”  —  Late last year, Microsoft surprised many with the announcement of the Surface-branded headphones.  The premium peripheral has opened the door to the company exploring where else they can apply …

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