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September 20, 2019, 6:35 PM

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New York Times:
Facebook says it has removed tens of thousands of apps from about 400 developers to date, as part of its investigation following the Cambridge Analytica scandal  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook indicated on Friday that the scale of its data privacy issues was far larger than it had previously acknowledged …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the new iPhones include a new software and hardware system to reduce performance impacts as battery ages, making them less susceptible to throttling  —  The iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max include a dynamic power management system — a combination of hardware and software …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube CEO apologizes to creators and users over the company's decision to revoke verification statuses and says it is working to address creator concerns  —  Updates are expected to come  —  YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has just apologized to the creator community over the company's decision …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Source: Fitbit has hired investment bank Qatalyst Partners to explore a sale; stock closes up 11.72%  —  KEY POINTS  — Fitbit hires boutique investment firm Qatalyst Partners to explore a sale, according to a person familiar with the matter.  —  A Fitbit display is seen at a Target store in Los Angeles.
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Sundar Pichai / The Keyword:
Google says it will invest €3B over the next two years to expand its data centers across Europe, and €600M in 2020 to expand its data center in Hamina, Finland  —  Today I am in Helsinki, Finland, to meet with Finnish Prime Minister Rinne to discuss his priorities for the European Union Presidency …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Samsung releases a new care guide instructing Galaxy Fold users to “just use a light touch” and keep the phone free of water and dust  —  While the Samsung Galaxy Fold is not the first foldable phone on the market, it's without a doubt the biggest, and it will be the device that sets the example for other companies.

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