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October 17, 2019, 2:05 PM

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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.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
US, UK, and South Korea dismantle one of the largest child exploitation dark web sites, with 200K unique videos; over three dozen people have been arrested  —  The Justice Department says it's dismantled one of the largest child exploitation sites on the dark web.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft announces two new open-source projects, Open Application Model and Dapr, to make it easier for developers to build cloud, edge, and Kubernetes apps  —  Microsoft is introducing two new specs, the Open Application Model and Dapr, with the aim of making building cloud, edge and Kubernetes apps easier.
Andrei Frumusanu / AnandTech:
iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max review: the Pro and Pro Max models are worthwhile generational upgrades, but the regular iPhone 11 is not very impressive  —  It's been a little over a year since our review of the iPhone XS and XS Max, and it's that time of the year to investigate Apple's latest and greatest: the iPhone 11 family.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes to launch a $10M “anti-monopoly fund” to explore antitrust actions, support research and advocacy projects across industries  —  The fund will explore antitrust actions in a number of industries, not just tech  —  For months, Facebook co-founder …
More: CNBC and Mashable
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q3 revenue of $5.25B, up 31% YoY, 158M paid subs globally, up 21% YoY, as net adds increase to 6.8M, up 12% YoY but below 7M company forecast  —  Shares of Netflix surged 8% in premarket trading after the company late Wednesday released its earnings report for the third quarter.
Wall Street Journal:
Inside Facebook's attempt to launch its cryptocurrency, as major partners and most payments providers withdraw from Libra Association amid regulatory pressure  —  Major partners bolted after Washington challenged the social-media giant's foray into finance  —  David Marcus gathered …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
PayPal's Venmo says it plans to launch its first credit card in 2020 in partnership with Synchrony, which also issues PayPal-branded credit cards  —  Venmo announced today its plans to launch its first-ever credit card.  The card is being issued partnership with Synchrony …
More: Engadget and Synchrony
Jared Newman / Fast Company:
Square announces a chatbot called Square Assistant to let businesses that use its Appointments service confirm, cancel, and reschedule appointments  —  It turns out that a lot of people will avoid picking up the phone to reschedule things, even if it means being a no-show for an upcoming haircut or nail appointment.

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