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October 18, 2019, 4:55 AM

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New York Times:
Zuckerberg gives a full-throated defense of Facebook as a champion of free expression and defends Facebook policy to opt out of fact-checking political ads  —  In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less …
Ju-min Park / Reuters:
Samsung says it will issue a patch for a fingerprint recognition bug on its Galaxy S10 phone that allowed any fingerprint to unlock the phone  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will soon roll out a software patch to fix problems with fingerprint recognition on its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Chris Fox / BBC:
Google confirms the Pixel 4's Face Unlock can allow access to users' devices even if their eyes are closed  —  Google has confirmed the Pixel 4 smartphone's Face Unlock system can allow access to a person's device even if they have their eyes closed.  —  One security expert …
Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Google says Chrome 77 for Android enables Site Isolation security feature on pages where users log in with a password, adds additional protections on desktop  —  Google has announced that with the release of Google Chrome 77, Site Isolation has been brought to Android and desktop users …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Report: Airbnb doubled Q1 losses YoY to $306M, with revenue growing 31% YoY to $839M, as it prepares for an IPO in 2020; Source: Airbnb has $3B+ in cash  —  - Airbnb's losses doubled in the first quarter, largely as a result of increased marketing spend, The Information reported.
Yahoo Finance:
Nintendo reports that all variants of Switch have sold 15M+ units in North America since Q1 2017, and sales through September were up 20%+ YoY  —  Nintendo Switch is the Best-Selling U.S. Video Game Console for 10 Months in a Row  —  Nintendo Switch Lite systems have combined to sell …
David Cohen / Adweek:
Snapchat says it is testing dynamic ads that let brands automatically create ads in real time based on their own product catalogs  —  Several design templates are available for the format  —  Snapchat will conduct an open beta-test of dynamic ads that enable brands to automatically create ads …

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