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September 20, 2019, 8:55 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 …
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:
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 …
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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
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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 …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
In an interview, Google CEO Sundar Pichai argues against knee-jerk regulation and blanket vetting of AI algorithms, advocates for sector-by-sector approach  —  Google's chief executive has warned politicians against knee-jerk regulation of artificial intelligence, arguing that existing rules …
Gareth Corfield / The Register:
UK supermarket Tesco shuts down its parking validation web app after tens of millions of photos of cars with visible license plates were left unsecured online  —  Ranger Services goes to ground over unsecured Azure blob  —  Exclusive Tesco has shuttered its parking validation web app …

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