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November 11, 2019, 9:50 PM

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Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Google partnered with Ascension, the 2nd-largest US health-care system, to analyze personal health info of millions, sources say 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 …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple to debut a new 3D sensor module in an iPad Pro coming in H1'20 and higher-end 2020 iPhones, to be followed by a AR/VR headset and AR glasses  —  - Company designs new 3-D system as hub for range of AR devices  — Next iPad, iPhone to have 3-D system, followed by two headsets
Reuters:
Microsoft says it will honor California's digital privacy law throughout the US; source: CCPA offers special treatment to “service providers” like Microsoft  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said in a blog post on Monday that it would honor California's privacy law …
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 …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook is rolling out a new option called Shortcuts Bar Settings that lets users remove certain tabs in the app's navigation bar and silence notification dots  —  Are those red notification dots on your Facebook home screen driving you crazy?  Sick of Facebook Marketplace wasting your screen space?
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
Amazon to open a new brand of grocery store in California next year, different from Whole Foods; job listings describe it as “Amazon's first grocery store”  —  Amazon on Monday said it plans to open its first new brand of grocery store in California next year …
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 …
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 …

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