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November 22, 2019, 10:50 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Twitter says users can now enroll in 2FA without a phone number and disable SMS-based 2FA as default, allows other methods such as mobile authenticator apps  —  And it only took Twitter's CEO getting hacked to happen.  —  Twitter announced today that users will finally be able to disable SMS-based …
Debby Wu / Bloomberg:
Sources say Apple AirPods shipments expected to double to 60M in 2019, driven by much higher than expected demand for the AirPods Pro model  —  - Demand for AirPods Pro ‘much higher’ than original estimate  — Wearables drive Apple's growth as smartphone shipments plateau
BBC:
Russia bans sale of gadgets including smartphones, computers, and smart TVs that are not pre-installed with alternative Russian software starting July 2020  —  Russia has passed a law banning the sale of certain devices that are not pre-installed with Russian software.
Daniel Rubino / Windows Central:
Microsoft delays the release of Surface Earbuds, which it said earlier were coming in the fall, until Spring 2020  —  Microsoft's October hardware event brought many new devices to market, but it was Surface Earbuds that had an IOU for release.  While the original plan was to have at least …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
Y Combinator ends plans to establish YC China, cites changing leadership and strategy, says YC China CEO Qi Lu is leaving to set up his own fund, MiraclePlus  —  Prolific startup accelerator Y Combinator has abandoned plans to establish a branch of the program in China.
Adi Pick / CTech:
BigPanda, an IT management company with a machine learning-based alert service to detect and resolve IT outages, raises $50M Series C led by Insight Partners  —  BigPanda develops a machine learning-based service that aggregates multiple data sources and alerts into specific, manageable issues for enterprise IT teams
Mehedi Hassan / Thurrott:
Google brings Smart Compose to Google Docs as a beta, initially available in English for G Suite users on the web  —  Google introduced an interesting new feature called Smart Compose on Gmail last year.  The feature uses artificial intelligence to automatically suggest sentences as you draft your email.
Jack Nicas / New York Times:
Tim Cook and Apple did not correct Trump after he took credit for opening a Texas manufacturing plant that has been in operation since 2013  —  President Trump said on Wednesday that he opened a facility that makes computers for Apple.  It's been operating since 2013.
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