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April 18, 2019, 1:25 PM

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Rob Price / Business Insider:
Facebook says it unintentionally collected email contacts of 1.5M users who used email password verification, will notify affected users and delete contacts  —  - Exclusive: Facebook said that it has “unintentionally uploaded” the email contacts of 1.5 million new Facebook users since May 2016.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Google and Amazon end their streaming video spat: YouTube will come to Fire TV and Prime Video will work with Chromecast and Android TV  —  Google and Amazon haven't historically been the best of friends, at least when it comes to their respective streaming video services.
The Verge:
Samsung promises to thoroughly inspect Galaxy Fold review units with faulty screens, says removing the top protective layer from the display may cause damage  —  Also: be careful with that screen cover  —  Samsung has released an official statement addressing reports of display issues with the upcoming Galaxy Fold.
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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Kuo: All new 2019 iPhones will feature a 12MP front camera, the 6.5" and 5.8" OLED iPhones will have a triple-camera system with a new super-wide 12MP lens  —  Kuo today said that Apple plans to upgrade the front camera in the 2019 iPhones from 7-megapixels to 12-megapixels.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Pinterest opens up 25% on its first day of trading after raising $1.43B in its IPO at a valuation of $10B  —  Pinterest began its first day of trading Thursday at $23.75, up 25%.  —  The bump pushed Pinterest's market cap above $12 billion after it was initially priced at $19 per share, which had valued it at $10 billion.
Apple:
Apple opens Material Recovery Lab in Austin to study future recycling processes, expands iPhone recycling program to Best Buy stores in US, KPN in Netherlands  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a major expansion of its recycling programs, quadrupling the number of locations US customers …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Zoom opens up ~80% on its first day of trading after raising $356.8M in its IPO at a valuation of $9.2B  —  Videoconferencing software company Zoom made its debut on the Nasdaq on Thursday under the ticker symbol “ZM,” and surged 80 percent to $65.  —  The initial pop gives Zoom a stock market value of $16.7 billion.
Sam Rutherford / Gizmodo:
T-Mobile's no-fee Money banking app gets a nationwide rollout, offers T-Mobile customers 4% interest rate on the first $3,000  —  While it's not quite a pivot, it seems more and more tech companies are straying out of their lane and into the finance world.  T-Mobile has decided to join …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hacker shares source code of tools from Iranian cyber-espionage unit APT34, alleged personal info of Iranian intelligence officers, and more on Telegram  —  APT34 hacking tools and victim data leaked on a secretive Telegram channel since last month.  —  In an incident reminiscent …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Facebook permanently bans far-right individuals and groups, like the British National Party, the English Defence League, and Britain First  —  Swath of organisations and individuals permanently banned for being ‘dangerous’  —  Facebook has permanently banned a swath of far-right organisations …
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land:
Google to show 5 browser and search app choices when EU users first open Google Play, offer to set newly downloaded non-Google search app as default in Chrome  —  Users will be asked to choose from among five search and browser apps in randomized order.  —  In a European antitrust decision last year …
Jeremy Kaplan / Digital Trends:
A look at Microsoft's hardware design labs and how the company designed the Surface Hub 2S  —  Building 33 on Microsoft's campus in Redmond, Washington, houses a conference room unlike any you've ever seen.  It includes an enormous glowing sphere, a buckyball for a boardroom.
Kirsten Korosec / TechCrunch:
Phantom Auto raises $13M Series A to expand to delivery bots its teleoperation business, which lets remote drivers take control of autonomous vehicles  —  Remote driving startup Phantom Auto has raised $13.5 million of financing in a Series A round led by Bessemer Venture Partners …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Security researcher takes over a subdomain that Windows 8 and Windows 10 use to deliver RSS-based news and updates to Live Tiles  —  Subdomain currently in the possession of a German security researcher, preventing any abuse.  —  Microsoft has lost control over a crucial subdomain …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Twitter says it has acquired highlight sharing app Highly, which will shut down its iOS and Slack app on April 26  —  Quotes from articles are much more eye-catching than links on Twitter, so the social giant is scooping up the team behind highlight-sharing app Highly.

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