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October 2, 2019, 3:45 PM

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Microsoft announces Surface Duo, a folding Android phone with two inner-facing 5.6" displays, coming late 2020  —  It runs Android and will release holiday 2020  —  Microsoft had one last surprise at its Surface event: a foldable Surface Duo phone that runs Android.
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Satya Nadella and Panos Panay Q&A on aiming to create a new device category with its dual-screen devices, not positioning Duo as a traditional phone, and more  —  It folds, but the screen isn't foldable.  It sort of fits in your pocket.  It has a camera.  And it makes phone calls—but don't you dare call it a phone.
The Keyword:
Google brings incognito mode to Maps, expands auto-delete history to YouTube, and adds better privacy controls to Google Assistant  —  Our goal has always been to create products that are simple, helpful, and intuitive.  It's no different with privacy and security: managing your data …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google launches Password Checkup, which checks if users' saved passwords have been breached elsewhere, available for the Google web dashboard and Android  —  Google's Password Checkup is currently available for Android devices and Google's web dashboard.  —  Google launched today …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
First look at Surface Neo, a dual-screen device with highly differentiated features like a keyboard that slides down to reveal a WonderBar touch screen area  —  The Courier dream is alive  —  Microsoft is creating a new version of Windows 10, designed exclusively for dual-screen and foldable devices.
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Following scrutiny, Apple says it will release an iOS update later this year that will let Siri default to frequently-used third-party messaging apps  —  Apple Inc. said it will ease some restrictions on developers of third-party apps, responding to a Bloomberg News story about the rise …
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Microsoft debuts Surface Pro 7 with Intel and ARM versions, USB-C, up to 16GB RAM and 1TB storage, the same 12.3" display, and updated Surface Pen, from $749  —  There's a new Surface Pro in town.  And it looks exactly like the Surface Pro 6 from the outside.
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
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Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
Samsung Galaxy Fold review: durability remains a huge worry, putting a dampener on an otherwise impressive and boundary-pushing, if expensive, smartphone  —  Samsung's $2,000 folding screen is a peek into our flip-phone future  —  You're not going to buy the first folding-screen smartphone.
McKenzie Funk / New York Times:
An in-depth look at how ICE, under Obama and then Trump, has aggressively used big data, fed by social media, to clamp down on undocumented immigrants  —  After two officers came to a Pacific Northwest community, longtime residents began to disappear — a testament to the agency's quiet embrace of big data.
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