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October 3, 2019, 10:20 AM

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Adam Satariano / New York Times:
EU's top court rules that an individual country can order Facebook to take down defamatory content and restrict global access to that material  —  Comments posted on the social network about an Austrian politician became a battle over the reach of European defamation laws on the internet.
Lara O'Reilly / Digiday:
Content recommendation company Taboola has bought rival Outbrain for $250M in cash and 30% equity; Taboola says it will hit $1B in revenue in 2019  —  Outbrain and Taboola — the Ross and Rachel “will they, won't they” online advertising story of our times — could finally have its happy ending.
Kieren McCarthy / The Register:
Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong to keep track of protests and police activity claiming it facilitates illegal activity  —  Trying to avoid cops, live rounds, tear gas?  Oh no, you don't, say Cook & Co  —  Apple has banned an app that allows people in Hong Kong …
Financial Times:
Uber launches Uber Works, a new app in Chicago that will match temporary workers looking for shift work with businesses looking for staffing  —  Uber is launching a new app on Friday in Chicago that will match temporary workers looking for shift work with businesses looking to fill gaps in their rosters …
Peter Rubin / Wired:
Sony says PlayStation 4 cross-platform gaming has finished beta testing and is now open to all game developers  —  With a price cut and a new commitment to high-profile games, Sony's PlayStation Now makes its case to customers.  —  “I typically prefer doing to talking,” says Jim Ryan …
Helene Fouquet / Bloomberg:
France is rolling out a nationwide digital identity enrollment app with facial recognition in November, despite concerns from its data regulator  —  - Digital identity enrollment app to be rolled out in November  — Privacy, absence of consent and security among concerns raised
New York Daily News:
Sources say Google contractor Randstad used dubious tactics targeting people of color to gather facial scans for improving the face unlock system on Pixel 4  —  Tech giant Google wants your face — especially if you've got “darker skin.”  —  To get it, the company has funded …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Ming-Chi Kuo: Apple to launch the iPhone SE 2 in Q1 2020 with an iPhone 8-like design and an A13 chip  —  Apple is set to launch the next version of the iPhone SE 2 in the first quarter of 2020, according to renowned Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.  The new phone will be more affordable …
Lauren Goode / Wired:
Q&A with Satya Nadella and Panos Panay on aiming to create a new device category with 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.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 3 in $999+ 13.5-inch and $1,199+ AMD-powered 15-inch variants with USB-C, fast charging, and new colors, arriving October 22  —  Microsoft is introducing the third-generation of the Surface Laptop today.  At its New York event, the company just took the wraps off …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
An icon found in iOS 13.2 beta resembles an earlier leaked image of the alleged next generation AirPods  —  Rumors about new Apple AirPods with noise cancellation aren't exactly new, dating back a couple of years.  But now a glyph found in iOS 13.2 reveals what the new AirPods with noise cancellation will look like.
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
NS1, which provides DNS and application traffic management services, raises $33M Series C led by Dell Technologies Capital, bringing its total raised to $85M+  —  NS1, a New York-based company developing web and app traffic management solutions for enterprises, today revealed …
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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 …

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