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October 4, 2019, 10:30 AM

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BuzzFeed News:
US AG and officials from UK and Australia call on Facebook to stop plans for end-to-end encryption across its messaging apps, citing public safety risks  —  Attorney General Bill Barr, along with officials from the United Kingdom and Australia, is set to publish an open letter …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Report: attackers are exploiting an Android zero-day vulnerability, giving them control of ~18 phone models, including four Pixel models, via a malicious app  —  Vulnerable phones include 4 Pixel models, devices from Samsung, Motorola, and others.  —  Attackers are exploiting a zero …
Financial Times:
US and UK sign the first-ever bilateral data access agreement, enabled by the Cloud Act, to speed up court-approved data exchanges for criminal investigations  —  Police and intelligence agencies are to be given expedited access to electronic communications sent by terrorists …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram launches Threads, a Close Friends-only messaging app with auto-status based on location, accelerometer, and battery level, globally on iOS and Android  —  What if Instagram could automatically tell you're Close Friends you're 🏠 (home), 🤓 (working), 🚗 …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
TikTok says it is banning political ads because they don't fit with its “positive, refreshing environment”  —  Already under fire for advancing Chinese foreign policy by censoring topics like Hong Kong's protests and pro-LGBT content, the Beijing-based video app TikTok …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Bird raises $275M Series D led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital, sources say, at a $2.5B pre-money valuation  —  Bird has closed a $275 million Series D round led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital, Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden announced at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco today.
Nico Grant / Bloomberg:
HP Inc. says it plans to cut 7,000 to 9,000 positions, or as much as 16% of its workforce, as it prepares for a CEO transition in November  —  - Fiscal 2020 adjusted profit to be $2.22 to $2.32 per share  — PC giant boosts share buybacks by $5 billion, dividend by 10%
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 …
Judd Legum / Popular Information:
Facebook now only prohibits ads whose misinfo is fact-checked, but won't pass political ads to fact-checkers for review, effectively allowing lies in those ads  —  This is the online version of the Popular Information newsletter.  You can get independent accountability journalism in your inbox every week.

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