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December 19, 2019, 2:05 PM

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New York Times:
Leaked dataset from a location data company reveals a log of the movements of 12M+ Americans with 50B location pings across major cities between 2016 and 2017  —  EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Report: Facebook has tasked a co-author of Windows NT with building an OS from scratch, in order to stop relying on Android for products like Oculus and Portal  —  Facebook doesn't want its hardware like Oculus and Portal to be at the mercy of Google because they rely on its Android operating system.
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Facebook bans misleading posts, photos, ads, and other content about the 2020 US Census, even if posted by a politician, on Facebook and Instagram  —  The new rules, announced Thursday, includes those placed by politicians  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook will remove posts …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
TiVo to merge with technology licensing company Xperi; the combined company will have a fully diluted equity value of $2.4B, with TiVo owning ~53.5% of it  —  TiVo has scrapped plans to split itself into two separate companies, and instead announced a $3 billion merger with Xperi …
Los Angeles Times:
MyShake, an app that uses data from the USGS alert system that senses earthquakes, sent out its first public alert for a 4.3 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday  —  In a milestone, California's new statewide earthquake early warning cellphone app sent out its first public alert for a magnitude 4.3 earthquake …

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