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September 4, 2019, 7:10 AM

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Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Android 10 launched on Wednesday, with the update available to all Pixel phones  —  After six betas over six months, the newest version of Android is finally out.  —  Android 10 is finally finished!  The next big Android update, which we've been examining for most of the year as the …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: more than half of the state attorneys general in the US are preparing an antitrust investigation into Google, scheduled to be announced on September 9  —  More than half of the nation's state attorneys generals are preparing to announce an antitrust investigation into Google next week.
Nicolas Vega / New York Post:
Sources: Amazon is testing a biometric payment system that identifies and charges users by scanning their hand, with first Whole Foods deployments by next year  —  Forget the titanium Apple Card — Amazon's latest payment method uses flesh and blood.  —  The e-tailing giant's engineers …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 69 arrives and now blocks third-party tracking cookies, fingerprinting, and cryptomining by default  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 69 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  Firefox 69 blocks third-party tracking cookies and cryptomining by default.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Mozilla says its WebExtensions API (Manifest) v3 updates in Firefox won't follow Google's implementation which hindered ad blockers  —  Like Brave, Opera, and Vivaldi, Mozilla distances itself from Google's planned extensions update that is anticipated to hinder ad blockers in Chrome.
Facebook:
Facebook says its facial recognition tech will no longer identify new users in their photos by default; all users can now opt out via a Face Recognition setting  —  Facebook has always given you control over whether we use face recognition technology to recognize you in photos.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Razer updates Blade Stealth ultrabook gaming line with Intel 10th-gen CPUs, Nvidia GTX 1650, 16GB DDR4 RAM, starting at $1,500, available end of September  —  For years, Razer has been chasing the specter of a truly ultraportable gaming laptop with its Blade Stealth line …
Tami Abdollah / Associated Press:
Facebook says DHS policy that allows agents to create fake profiles to monitor foreigners are against company's rules requiring use of real names for accounts  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook said Tuesday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security would be violating the company's rules …
Raymond Zhong / New York Times:
Huawei says, without evidence, that the US targeted its networks with cyberattacks, and that FBI agents have pressed Huawei staffers at home for info on Huawei  —  BEIJING — The Chinese technology giant Huawei said on Tuesday, without providing evidence, that the United States government …

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