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December 6, 2019, 10:55 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 …
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
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 …
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.
Craig Silverman / BuzzFeed News:
Facebook sues a Hong Kong-based company and two persons for compromising user accounts via a browser extension and running deceptive ads using those accounts  —  Facebook is suing a Hong Kong-based company and two Chinese citizens it says used malware to compromise user accounts in order …
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.
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Spotify says it now has 500K+ podcasts, podcast listeners are up more than 50% since the start of 2019 and podcast hours consumed by listeners grew 39% QoQ  —  Spotify, the global music audio streaming service, each year unpacks the listening habits of users and unveils the artists …
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