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November 11, 2019, 4:55 PM

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Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google partnered with Ascension, the 2nd-largest US health-care system, to analyze personal health info of millions, as part of “Project Nightingale”  —  Search giant is amassing health records from Ascension facilities in 21 states; patients not yet informed
The Information:
Sources: Apple is aiming to release an AR headset in 2022 and a sleeker pair of AR glasses by 2023  —  At an internal October meeting, Apple executives shared the company's product roadmap for two augmented reality devices.  The stakes for the closely-watched products are sky-high as Apple hunts …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter shares draft of its new deepfakes policy for public input through Nov. 27, says it won't ban deepfakes but will label them and warn users before sharing  —  Twitter last month said it was introducing a new policy to help fight deepfakes and other “manipulated media” that involve photos …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube to update ToS saying it is under “no obligation” to host content and reinforcing its right to terminate users they deem “no longer commercially viable”  —  Other changes affect children's content  —  YouTube is rolling out updated terms of service on December 10th …
Axios:
Uber's CEO, in an interview covering Saudi funding, called Khashoggi's murder a “mistake” which the Saudis are taking “seriously”; he later expressed regret  —  Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told “Axios on HBO” that the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “a mistake” …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Alibaba says it sold goods worth $38.4B on Singles' Day, topping last year's record of $30.7B  —  After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales hit another record high on Singles' Day, the biggest shopping day on the planet.
Frank Chaparro / The Block:
Intercontinental Exchange's Bakkt launches its institutional custody business, after getting approval from NY regulators  —  Bakkt, the cryptocurrency venture backed by Intercontinental Exchange, announced Monday the launch of its institutional custody business.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: WeWork's parent company is in talks to hire T-Mobile US CEO John Legere, following the exit of co-founder Adam Neumann  —  SoftBank searching for new leader of office-sharing startup following exit of co-founder Adam Neumann  —  WeWork is in discussions with T-Mobile US Inc. Chief …
Megan Hernbroth / Business Insider:
Autonomous trucking startup iSee announces $15M Series A from Founders Fund  —  - iSee, an autonomous driving startup for trucks, announced $15 million in Series A funding from Founders Fund on Monday.  — Unlike other autonomous driving and logistics startups, iSee uses proprietary deep learning …

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