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December 6, 2019, 2:30 PM

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Jacob Pramuk / CNBC:
Bernie Sanders unveils a “High-Speed Internet for All” plan with $150B to build publicly owned broadband networks, wants to break up ISPs like Comcast and AT&T  —  - Bernie Sanders announces a plan to expand rural broadband internet access and break up giant internet service providers.
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Sources: Galaxy S11 and Galaxy Fold clamshell to sport a 108MP sensor for the main camera and 5x optical zoom, with S11 also getting an ultrawide-angle lens  —  - The Galaxy S11 and clamshell Galaxy Fold will feature 5x zoom  — Next flagship to have almost every camera phone feature
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
Report: Magic Leap sold ~6,000 headsets in six months after release, compared to a goal of 100,000 in the first year, and recently laid off dozens of employees  —  And Google CEO Sundar Pichai reportedly left its board  —  Magic Leap's sales numbers reportedly haven't matched CEO Rony …
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.
Brian Feldman / New York Magazine:
Facebook's tactic of announcing features to a small minority of its users often garners positive press coverage, even if the features aren't live for most  —  Yesterday, Facebook announced an uncharacteristically useful tool, one that would transfer photos from a user's Facebook account to their Google Photos account.
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.
Scott Stein / CNET:
Kelsey Sutton / Adweek:
Survey: 50% plan to subscribe to new OTT services, of which 64% intend to downgrade or cancel existing subs; users say they spend ~$76/month on average on video  —  25% of people are actively looking to cancel video subscriptions, according to a new PwC survey  —  Key Insights:
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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