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October 18, 2019, 10:20 AM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Samsung says fingerprint bug on Galaxy devices is due to the sensor reading 3D patterns in screen protectors as fingerprints, will patch it as soon as next week  —  And advises removing silicone screen protecting cases for now  —  Samsung says that it plans to release a patch for its phones …
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 …
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Heather Kelly / Washington Post:
Facebook claims viewers saw mostly positive comments during Zuckerberg's live-streamed speech due to “ranking signals” that filter out low-quality comments  —  Viewers saw nearly entirely positive comments and emoji because of how the algorithms behind a live stream with tens of thousands of viewers work
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 …
Bloomberg:
Adobe says Photoshop for iPad will be released by year end, confirms that it will lack features after beta testers complained it was missing key elements  —  Adobe Inc. is nearing the consumer launch of Photoshop for Apple Inc.'s iPads a year after it was officially announced …
Wendy Lee / Los Angeles Times:
Quibi partners with T-Mobile, which will make the platform part of its offering, giving Quibi a broad distribution platform ahead of its April launch  —  Telecommunications giant T-Mobile has agreed to partner with Quibi, a Hollywood start-up that plans to distribute bite-size entertainment designed for millennials.
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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 …

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