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November 29, 2019, 6:45 PM

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Jordan Pearson / VICE:
US arrests an Ethereum Foundation researcher, claiming he participated in discussions about how N. Korea can avoid sanctions during a crypto conference there  —  On Friday, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced criminal charges against a cryptocurrency researcher …
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Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Court filing: Intel says it has sold smartphone modem chip business to Apple at “a multi-billion dollar loss”, blames Qualcomm for forcing it out of the market  —  (Reuters) - Intel Corp (INTC.O) sold its smartphone modem chip business to Apple Inc (AAPL.O) at “a multi-billion dollar loss …
Joseph Cox / VICE:
Researchers say multiple telcos are deploying RCS in ways that expose users to text and call interception, spoofed phone calls, and location data leaks  —  A standard used by phone carriers around the world can leave users open to all sorts of attacks, like text message and call interception …
David Z. Morris / Fortune:
A recent fracas between Binance and The Block shows crypto needs more independent journalists investigating the industry despite the community's media hostility  —  I've been writing about blockchain and cryptocurrency for more than half a decade now, and one of the most consistent …
Dara Kerr / CNET:
Unauthorized Uber drivers, including convicted felons with fake IDs, have surfaced in cities beyond London, including San Francisco, Houston, and Boston  —  Turns out that unauthorized drivers using fake identification isn't just a London problem.  —  Uber faced a blow on Monday …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Wyze security cams will lose the AI-based person-detection feature in Jan 2020 after Xnor.ai terminated their agreement; Wyze is working on in-house replacement  —  While it works on a replacement  —  Wyze's security cameras will temporarily lose their person detection feature in January 2020 …
Ina Fried / Axios:
Twitter pauses its plan to delete inactive accounts, after concerns were raised about deceased users, until it creates a way to memorialize accounts  —  Twitter said Wednesday it was putting on hold a plan to delete inactive accounts amid concerns that accounts from deceased users would be swept up in the purge.
Agence France-Presse:
LG announces CEO Jo Seong-jin will be replaced by Brian Kwon Dec. 1, amid 2020 leadership shakeup and LG smartphone division's 18th straight quarterly loss  —  CEO Jo Seong-jin, dubbed a “washing machine genius”, was appointed in December 2016, and is respected in South Korea for his unlikely journey …

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