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October 4, 2019, 1:25 PM

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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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Disney is banning Netflix ads on its networks; it had initially issued a blanket ban on ads from any streamers, but reversed course for all but Netflix  —  Entertainment giants are set to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to promote new streaming services
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple confirms it has acquired IKinema, a UK-based startup developing motion capture animation tech used in games and VR  —  Apple may have recently acquired UK-based motion capture company IKinema, based on evidence from company filings and information shared by a MacRumors reader.
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 …
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%
Catherine Shu / TechCrunch:
Tokyo-based AI Medical Service, which develops AI-based software to help detect gastric cancer, raises $42.9M Series B, bringing its total raised to $57M  —  AI Medical Service, a Tokyo-based company developing AI-based software to help detect gastric cancer, announced today that it has raised …
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 …
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 …
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), 🚗 …

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