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December 2, 2019, 11:10 AM

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Steve Satterfield / About Facebook:
Facebook unveils photo transfer tool, letting users transfer their photos and videos directly to other services starting with Google Photos, in Ireland  —  At Facebook, we believe that if you share data with one service, you should be able to move it to another.
Financial Times:
Leaked documents show how China is trying to shape global standards for facial recognition, video monitoring, city and vehicle surveillance tech via UN's ITU  —  Chinese technology companies are shaping new facial recognition and surveillance standards at the UN, according to leaked documents obtained …
Charles Riley / CNN:
EU antitrust regulator launches preliminary investigations into how Google and Facebook gather, process, use, and monetize data for advertising purposes  —  London (CNN Business)Europe's top antitrust regulator is probing how Google and Facebook use data, putting the companies' huge advertising businesses in the spotlight once again.
Wired:
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Annalee Newitz / New York Times:
Lesley Stahl / CBS News:
Q&A with Susan Wojcicki on YouTube's stance on political ads, hate speech, conspiracy theories, and if it should be responsible for the content it recommends  —  YouTube's mission is to give everyone a voice, but the site's open platform has opened the door to hate.
Annabelle Timsit / Quartz:
New regulations that require buyers of SIM cards to have their faces scanned, in addition to providing an official ID, came in to force in China on December 1  —  A new rule requiring face scans of customers signing up for new mobile plans in China came into effect Sunday (Dec. 1) …
Nick Rigillo / Bloomberg:
Denmark-based Astralis, the world's top Counter-Strike team, plans a December 9 IPO on Nasdaq Nordic's Copenhagen exchange for SMBs, hopes to raise $18M-22M  —  - Denmark's Astralis team plans to go public on December 9  — Esports industry is growing fast and is now worth $1.1 billion
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
A look at the most notable cybersecurity events including data breaches, cyber attacks, and malware strains, of the past ten years  —  ZDNet takes a look over the most important data breaches, cyber-attacks, and malware strains of the last decade.  —  The 2010s decade is drawing to a close …

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