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November 19, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
Researchers find bugs in Google and Samsung camera apps from before July 2019 that could record video, take pictures, and extract GPS data without permission  —  A new vulnerability has been found in the Camera apps for millions, if not hundreds of millions, of Android devices that could allow …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Google announces Your News Update, an Assistant-powered audio feature that chooses stories based on interests, location, and more, available first in the US  —  It plays from a variety of sources instead of just the few you hand-pick  —  Google is rolling out a new service for Google Assistant that it's calling “Your News Update.”
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook says its F8 developer conference will take place on May 5-6 in San Jose  —  Facebook announced its plans for its F8 annual developer conference, which is where the company shows off its latest technology, apps and its vision for the future.  The company says the next event …
Ben Thompson / Stratechery:
Apple's integrated approach is fostering monopolistic behavior and has started to stifle innovation resulting in user-hostile keyboards and no NFC based apps  —  When I started Stratechery in 2013, the conventional wisdom was that modularized ecosystems were best.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Apple launches a dedicated mobile app for its developer community, replacing the existing WWDC app, with video resources, news, account management, and more  —  Apple today is introducing a new resource for the over 23 million registered members of its developer community, with the launch of a dedicated Apple Developer mobile app.
More: 9to5Mac and MacRumors
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Patreon says it has paid out $1B+ to creators since its 2013 launch, up from $500M in Q4'18, has 4M+ members, up from 3M in Jan., and plans European expansion  —  Membership services startup Patreon has paid out over $1 billion to creators since its launch in 2013, the company announced Tuesday.
More: Tubefilter
Garett Sloane / Ad Age:
Snap pledges $750,000 to its top AR creators in 2020, 3x its 2019 commitment; 600,000+ Lenses, used 15B+ times, have been created by Snapchat creators  —  At its annual Lens Fest, Snapchat displays the future of creating augmented reality for the platform  —  Snapchat is promising $750,000 …
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