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October 31, 2019, 11:40 PM

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Emily Stewart / Vox:
Canalys:
Canalys: Huawei shipped 41.5M smartphones in China in Q3, up 66% YoY, growing its country marketshare to 42% from 25% last year  —  The China (mainland) smartphone market improved sequentially in Q3 2019 as shipments reached 97.8 million, from 97.6 million units in Q2.</a> China is still shrinking …
Allie Conti / VICE:
A scam spanning eight US cities and nearly 100 listings shows how easy it is to exploit Airbnb's poorly written rules through phony listings and fake reviews  —  While searching for the person who grifted me in Chicago, I discovered just how easy it is for users of the short-term rental platform to get exploited.
Johana Bhuiyan / Los Angeles Times:
GitHub doubles down on its ICE contract, saying cancellation could “hurt” the immigrants that “we all want to help” in internal memo, amid rising employee anger  —  When GitHub Chief Executive Nat Friedman announced on Oct. 9 his company would donate half a million dollars …
Reuters:
Sources: senior government and military officials in at least 20 countries, including US allies, were among the known targets of NSO Group's WhatsApp malware  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software …
FireEye:
FireEye: Chinese state-backed hacker group APT41 is using malware called MESSAGETAP to parse and save SMS traffic from a telecom's network at scale  —  FireEye Mandiant recently discovered a new malware family used by APT41 (a Chinese APT group) that is designed to monitor and save SMS traffic …
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
ACLU sues DOJ, FBI, and DEA in federal court, detailing their use of facial recognition software and arguing it constitutes a nationwide surveillance system  —  The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday sued the Justice Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI …
Washington Post:
China's three state-backed wireless carriers launch 5G in some cities, ahead of original 2020 date; China Mobile aims to bring 5G to 50+ cities by year's end  —  BEIJING — Chinese cellphone carriers will begin offering super-fast, next-generation 5G service on a commercial basis Friday …
Jager McConnell / Crunchbase:
Crunchbase, a platform for finding business information about private and public companies, raises $30M Series C led by OMERS Ventures  —  We are excited to share that Crunchbase just closed a $30 million dollar Series C funding round led by OMERS Ventures.

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