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December 6, 2019, 7:55 AM

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Kate Conger / New York Times:
In report, Uber discloses 3,045 sexual assaults, 9 murders, and 58 people killed in crashes out of its 1.3B US rides in 2018  —  In its first safety report, the ride-hailing company detailed sexual assaults, murders and fatal crashes through its platform.  —  SAN FRANCISCO …
Brian Barrett / Wired:
DOJ charges two members of Evil Corp, a Russian hacker gang behind the Dridex malware, which allegedly stole $100M+ from banks; US Treasury sanctions Evil Corp  —  The US is charging Maksim Yakubets over two of the biggest cybertheft campaigns of the last decade, and offers a record reward for information on the case.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple says iPhone 11 Pro shares location data even when the feature is turned off due to ultra wideband tech, will provide a new toggle in an upcoming update  —  This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user's location …
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Sources: Galaxy S11 to have a 108MP sensor, ultrawide-angle lens, 5x zoom, and time-of-flight sensor like in Note 10+; Galaxy Fold to have 108MP sensor, 5x zoom  —  - The Galaxy S11 and clamshell Galaxy Fold will feature 5x zoom  — Next flagship to have almost every camera phone feature
Scott Stein / CNET:
Qualcomm unveils 5G-compatible Snapdragon XR2 to power standalone headsets, says it is working with Niantic Labs to develop a reference design for smart glasses  —  VR headsets take you places and AR headsets show you things in the real world that aren't really there.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 8c, with a Kryo 490 CPU, Adreno 675 GPU, and X24 LTE modem, and a lower-end 7c chip; both designed for budget Windows laptops  —  The Snapdragon 8c and 7c join the high-end 8cx  —  Qualcomm has had big ambitions for ARM-powered Windows laptops for years.
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo: Apple to launch an iPhone in 2021 without a Lightning port, offering a “completely wireless experience”, and an iPhone SE with Touch ID in the power button  —  Apple plans to launch an iPhone without a Lightning connector in 2021, according to a research note from analyst Ming-Chi Kuo obtained by MacRumors.
Cecilia D'Anastasio / Kotaku:
Fourteen former Razer employees say company CEO Min-Liang Tan instituted and celebrated a culture of fear; Tan says violent threats were “figurative or in jest”  —  Min-Liang Tan was “officially pissed off,” he wrote in an email to members of Razer's marketing team in February of 2014.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft brings Fluent Design to mobile Office apps, creates mobile UI toolkits to let third-party developers adopt Fluent Design elements in their apps  —  Nearly a decade ago, Microsoft launched its Windows Phone platform with the promise that its software would free users from their phones.

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