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April 22, 2019, 10:00 AM

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Ju-min Park / Reuters:
Samsung says it has postponed media events for Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Smartphone maker Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has postponed media events for its Galaxy Fold planned for this week in Hong Kong and Shanghai, a company official said …
Ana Campoy / Quartz:
DHS says its facial recognition system, in use at 15 US airports now, identified 7K travelers who overstayed visas, plans to screen 97% of US departures by 2023  —  The US immigration system was designed to track who comes into the country, not who leaves.  For more than two decades …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Sources: Apple spent $350M in 2018 and is now spending $30M+ every month on Amazon's cloud, making it one of the biggest AWS customers  —  As Apple and Amazon compete for a greater share of consumer dollars and attention, they also have a particularly intimate business relationship …
Foo Yun Chee / Reuters:
EU lawmakers vote for a WiFi-based standard, backed by Volkswagen and Renault, for internet connected cars, favouring it over 5G tech backed by BMW, others  —  STRASBOURG (Reuters) - The European Commission's push for a wifi-based standard for cars backed by Volkswagen took a big step forward …
Washington Post:
Sri Lanka blocks access to social media platforms, including WhatsApp and Facebook, to curb spread of misinformation after a series of deadly explosions  —  LONDON — The Sri Lankan government blocked access to social media platforms on Sunday, following a string of explosions that claimed …
Reuters:
Huawei reports Q1 revenue of $26.8B, up 39% YoY, 59M smartphones shipped, and 40 new commercial 5G contracts with carriers despite US opposition  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies said on Monday its first-quarter revenue jumped 39 percent to 179.7 billion yuan ($26.81 billion) …
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Ellen Sheng / CNBC:
A look at the rising use of surveillance technologies by companies to monitor their employees in the workplace  —  The emergence of sensor and other technologies that let businesses track, listen to and even watch employees while on company time is raising concern about corporate levels of surveillance.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
The French government debuts Tchap, its messaging app with end-to-end encryption, and open sources the code; a security flaw has already been found and patched  —  French government open-sources in-house-made end-to-end encryption IM app named Tchap.  —  The French government has developed …

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