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December 9, 2019, 8:35 AM

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Australian Financial Review:
Beijing orders all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign PC equipment and software within three years, allowing only Chinese-made tech  —  Yuan Yang and Nian Liu  —  Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment …
Financial Times:
China accounted for nearly half of the global facial recognition business in 2018 per IHS, but it is facing competition from rivals from Japan, US, and Israel  —  What do Uganda's police force, a Mongolian prison and Zimbabwean airports have in common?  All three are in the process …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Snapchat is testing Cameos, a Bitmoji alternative that lets users replace the faces of people with selfies in Snapchat-made short looping videos  —  Snapchat is preparing to launch a big new feature that uses your selfies to replace the faces of people in videos you can then share.
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple says the updated Mac Pro, starting at $5,999, and the Pro Display XDR, starting at $4,999, will be available to order on December 10  —  Apple this evening has sent an email blast announcing that the new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR will be available to order on December 10.
New York Times:
Geoffrey A. Fowler / Washington Post:
Dara Khosrowshahi on Uber's safety report, why two-thirds of rape cases haven't been reported to the police, and Uber's approach to driver and rider safety  —  Uber is a ‘reflection of society,’ says ride-hailing chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi  —  Uber provided many numbers this week …
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Nancy Pelosi is pushing to remove language similar to Section 230 from the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which could delay its passage in the House  —  New opposition from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week left the tech industry at risk of losing a cherished trade deal provision that could help cement its liability shield.
Usman Pirzada / Wccftech:
Intel CEO blames the company's focus on having 90% CPU marketshare for missing opportunities, explains 10nm CPU delays and the 7nm roadmap, and more  —  Just like AMD, Intel also presented at the annual Credit Suisse technology conference and Bob Swan, Intel's CEO, had some very interesting thoughts to share about his vision for Intel.
Jeffrey R. Young / EdSurge:
Education software company Instructure says it is being acquired for $47.60 per share or ~$2B by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo  —  Instructure, best known for its Canvas learning management system, announced Wednesday that it is set to be acquired by the private equity firm Thoma Bravo …

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