October 4, 2019, 9:40 AM

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BuzzFeed News:
US AG and officials from UK and Australia to 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 …
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 …
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 …
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%
Max Weinbach / XDA Developers:
Samsung launches a Travelex integration for international money transfers and Samsung Pay Cash virtual debit card for Samsung Pay beta users in the US  —  Samsung Pay is, in my view, the best mobile payment app out there.  It supports making payments through MST on Samsung Galaxy flagships …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based hyperlocal delivery startup Dunzo raises $45M Series D from Lightbox, Google, and others, sources say at a ~$200M valuation  —  An Indian startup that is increasingly posing a threat to established food and grocery delivery businesses and e-commerce giants just closed …

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