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July 25, 2019, 9:05 AM

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung says it has made “improvements” to protect the Galaxy Fold's screen and will release it in September, after delaying its April retail launch  —  New design improvements are meant to protect the fragile, flexible screen  —  Samsung has announced today that it has made …
Facebook:
Facebook reports Q2 revenue of $16.9B, up 28% YoY, as ad revenue rises 28% YoY to $16.6B; MAUs rose 8% YoY to 2.41B, as average DAUs rose 8% YoY to 1.59B  —  Facebook, Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.  —  “We had a strong quarter …
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple's suppliers are preparing to produce components for up to 75M new iPhones in H2 2019, roughly the same number as in 2018  —  - New models to focus on upgrades to cameras, faster processor  — Samsung's and Huawei's problems could help Apple in long run
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Tinder is rolling out Traveler Alert, which automatically hides profiles of LGBTQ+ users after they arrive in a country that criminalizes same-sex relationships  —  A new security feature rolling out on Tinder will help to protect LBGTQ+ users who travel to dozens of nations, which still criminalize same-sex acts or relationships.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC announces a $5B fine against Facebook for repeated privacy violations as part of a settlement that requires federal oversight of its business practices  —  The settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook ends a 16-month probe that began after revelations of the tech giant's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica
Bloomberg:
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Filings: Arianna Huffington and Benchmark's Matt Cohler are resigning from Uber's board of directors; Uber's first employee, Ryan Graves, left the board in May  —  KEY POINTS  — Thrive Global CEO Arianna Huffington and Benchmark General Partner Matt Cohler told Uber of their intentions …
Joanna Nelius / PC Gamer:
VideoLAN says a VLC security issue shared by CERT-Bund is not as severe as reported and is in a third-party library that was fixed 16+ months ago  —  The vulnerability was apparently due to a 3rd party library.  —  Update 7/24: VideoLAN took to Twitter earlier this morning to clarify …
Eli Blumenthal / CNET:
AT&T plans another new video streaming service, AT&T TV, which it will pilot in select markets this summer  —  AT&T's video struggles may be continuing to worsen, but that doesn't mean the company has stopped trying to find new ways to get people to watch television.
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Toyota invests $600M in Didi Chuxing and as part of the deal, the two companies will set up a joint venture for vehicle-related services for Didi drivers  —  Didi Chuxing announced today that it has received new investment totaling $600 million from Toyota Motor Corporation.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Robinhood admits to storing some passwords in cleartext, says the issue is now resolved, and is emailing affected customers and recommending a password reset  —  Issue is now resolved and the company is emailing affected customers and recommending a password reset.
Jonathan Zittrain / New Yorker:
A look at the potential downsides of using the “answers first, explanations later” approach to building and deploying AI systems for solving real world problems  —  Like many medications, the wakefulness drug modafinil, which is marketed under the trade name Provigil, comes with a small, tightly folded paper pamphlet.
Bayerischer Rundfunk:
Journalists and IT experts shed light on years-long cyberespionage campaign against German corporations by Winnti, a hacking group believed to be based in China  —  For a number of years now, a group of professional hackers has been busy spying on businesses all over the world: Winnti.

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