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December 12, 2019, 9:35 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
VICE:
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.
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 …
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.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Apple News and Twitter will each co-host separate Democratic presidential debates in 2020, with Facebook 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.
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Trump agrees to a limited trade deal with China that could result in Apple and others avoiding a 15% tariff on their products set to begin on Dec. 15  —  Plan would prevent new tariffs planned for Sunday and roll back some existing tariff rates  —  President Trump has agreed …
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 …
Todd Haselton / CNBC:
iOS 13.3 bug in Communication Limits, which lets parents control who kids interact with, lets kids skirt protections; Apple says it is working on a fix  —  - iOS 13.3 launched this week and introduced a new feature called Communication Limits that adds new parental controls.
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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 Rambler.ru claims full ownership of NGINX code.  —  Russian police have raided today the Moscow offices of NGINX …
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources describe how ISPs like AT&T and Cox push the FCC to omit unflattering data, among other tactics, to improve scores on FCC's internet speeds report  —  AT&T, Cox, Comcast and other broadband companies successfully push the FCC to omit unflattering data on speed tests, among other tactics, to improve their scores

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