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April 19, 2019, 6:45 PM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung Galaxy Fold review: awkward as a phone and has many issues, in addition to screen breaking, like “jelly scroll” where one side scrolls faster than other  —  The future is still very fragile  —  This is going to be a weird review.  —  It'll be weird because …
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: macOS 10.15 to get Siri Shortcuts support for Marzipan apps, Screen Time, and a new Apple ID management panel  —  Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13.  Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Report: the FBI is investigating a ransomware attack that took The Weather Channel off the air for 90 minutes amid severe weather in the southeastern US  —  Down for more than an hour  —  The Weather Channel was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday, briefly taking a live TV program off the air …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: FTC probe into Facebook's privacy practices is also looking at past statements by Zuckerberg and weighing whether to seek oversight of his leadership  —  Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins pleads guilty to entering a conspiracy to distribute the Kronos malware, aiding and abetting its distribution  —  WannaCry hero faces up to ten years in a US prison.  —  Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins, the British security researcher known for stopping …
Reuters:
Tencent wins approval from its regional regulator to sell Nintendo Switch in China, the first key step for the console to enter the world's largest games market  —  BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - China's Tencent has won a key approval to start selling the Nintendo Switch in the country …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Rob Price / Business Insider:
Bla1ze / CrackBerry.com:
Emtek announces it will shut down BBM for consumers on May 31, but BlackBerry's enterprise-grade service, BBM Enterprise, will become available to individuals  —  Consumer BBM users encouraged to switch to BBM Enterprise  —  Back in 2016, BlackBerry announced a new partnership …
Tom Huddleston Jr / CNBC:
Zoom founder and CEO Eric Yuan, an immigrant from China who was denied a US visa eight times, is now a billionaire after his company debuted on Nasdaq  —  When Eric Yuan was in his early 20s, he heard a speech from then-Microsoft CEO Bill Gates about the promise of the internet …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
36 days after Christchurch, variations of raw attack footage like short modified clips and screen recordings of the video playing can still be found on Facebook  —  The videos on Facebook and Instagram show sections of the raw Christchurch attack footage, and variations continue to thwart Facebook's moderators and technology.

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