December 12, 2019, 7:05 PM

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Wall Street Journal:
Sources: FTC is considering seeking an injunction against Facebook over antitrust concerns related to how it integrates its apps and their interoperability  —  Antitrust concerns lead agency to consider taking action against social-media giant as soon as January
A recent spate of Ring camera hacks were part of a podcast livestreamed to Discord called “Nulledcast” in which Ring owners were hacked and harassed live on air  —  A blaring siren suddenly rips through the Ring camera, startling the Florida family inside their own home.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Apple News and Twitter will co-host Democratic presidential debates in 2020, with Facebook noticeably absent after co-hosting debates in 2012 and 2016  —  The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday the hosts of the next four presidential debates in the first four primary and caucus states.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google brings its real-time translation mode, interpreter, to the Google Assistant app on iOS and Android globally with support for 44 languages  —  After rolling out on smart speakers and displays earlier this year, Google's interpreter real-time translation mode finally landing on mobile.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Lyft launches a car rental service with no mileage limit, starting in SF and LA for as low as $35 per day  —  Starting in SF and LA for as low as $35 per day  —  Lyft is getting into car rentals.  The ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it's launching a rental service available …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Facebook makes an initial commitment of $130M to its upcoming Oversight Board and says it will not announce the first members this year as originally expected  —  Facebook announced an initial commitment of $130 million to launch its new Oversight Board, which is designed as a way for users …
Roma Slyusarchuk / The Keyword:
Google rolls out Verified SMS, which labels messages from legitimate businesses, on Android in nine countries, expands spam detection in messages to the US  —  In addition to enhancing messaging on Android with Rich Communication Services (RCS) and bringing you helpful features with Messages …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Police raided the Moscow offices of NGINX and detained employees over a copyright complaint from Rambler claiming full ownership of the NGINX web server code  —  Russian search engine claims full ownership of NGINX code.  —  Russian police have raided today the Moscow offices of NGINX …
Jordan Novet / CNBC:
Oracle reports Q2 revenue of $9.61B, up 0.5% YoY and short of analyst estimates of $9.65B, with Cloud Services division revenue of $6.81B, up 3% YoY  —  - Oracle's revenue came in under expectations.  — Mark Hurd, Oracle's co-CEO, died during the quarter.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of Canva, a graphic design app that CEO Melanie Perkins helped build from a yearbook-design business out of Perth into a profitable $3.2B Adobe rival  —  On a steamy May morning in 2013, Canva CEO Melanie Perkins found herself adrift on a kiteboard in the channel between billionaire …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Atlassian announces Forge, a serverless cloud development platform to help developers easily integrate with Atlassian products  —  Atlassian has a portfolio of developer tools like Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence.  It also has a marketplace with hundreds of add-ons, but what it lacked was a development platform to call its own.
More: SiliconANGLE and ZDNet
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
LeanTaaS, which uses AI to improve the operational performance of hospitals and clinics, raises $40M Series C, bringing its total raised to $100M  —  Long wait times for patients can be the undoing of a large clinic or a hospital system.  According to a recent survey, 84% of patients consider …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Audible Suno, an ad-free service featuring more than 60 original series in Hindi and English, in India for free  —  Amazon is having another go at expanding its reach to listeners in India.  The company, which launched pay-to-use Audible in the country last year …

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