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October 21, 2019, 7:25 AM

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Andrea Shalal / Reuters:
Amid growing skepticism about Libra, David Marcus says the group may consider stablecoins pegged to national currencies, instead of the coin it has proposed  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O), facing growing skepticism about its digital currency project Libra …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google says it will update the Pixel 4 “in the coming months” with an option that requires open eyes for the phone's face unlock to be successful  —  In the meanwhile, learn how to use the lockdown feature  —  One of the headline features for the Google Pixel 4 is that it adds a new …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
Google says it's aware iPhones can back up original quality HEIC photos to Google Photos for free, says it's a bug, after users wanted Pixel 4 to offer the same  —  After the Pixel 4's announcement, we were surprised to discover it didn't offer free original quality backups on Google Photos like its predecessors.
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
As Amazon regularly fails to prevent expired food from being sold by merchants, concerned brands are often compelled to police marketplace listings on their own  —  - Amazon's marketplace has grown to millions of sellers, making it hard for the company to adequately police the platform.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers show how malicious voice apps for Alexa or Google Home eavesdrop on users, as Amazon and Google take a lax approach to vetting the platforms  —  Exclusive: Amazon, Google fail to address security loopholes in Alexa and Home devices more than a year after first reports.
Bijan Stephen / The Verge:
Twitch CEO Emmett Shear talks about company's approach to content moderation and changes announced at TwitchCon, including new tools for moderators, and more  —  At this year's TwitchCon in San Diego — a celebratory, over-the-top affair that brought in streamers and fans from all over the world …
Caleb Henry / SpaceNews.com:
SpaceX submits paperwork for 30K more Starlink low-earth-orbit satellites, on top of the 12K already approved by the FCC  —  Updated Oct. 15 at 6:18 p.m. Eastern to include a statement from SpaceX.  —  WASHINGTON — SpaceX has asked the International Telecommunication Union to arrange spectrum …
Fanny Potkin / Reuters:
Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim resigns to join Indonesia's new cabinet, the other co-founder Kevin Aluwi and president Andre Soelistyo to be joint CEOs  —  JAKARTA (Reuters) - Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned to join Indonesia's new cabinet …
New York Times:
Comparing Trump and Democratic 2020 presidential campaigns online: it's “like a supercar racing a little Volkswagen Bug”, with Democrats being the Volkswagen  —  On any given day, the Trump campaign is plastering ads all over Facebook, YouTube and the millions of sites served by Google …
Wall Street Journal:
The Indian government is trying to tempt cellphone manufacturers with lower taxes, incentives, and less red tape, to make the country a major source of exports  —  Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government is trying to tempt cellphone makers, manufacturers with lower taxes and less red tape as economy slows down

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