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January 7, 2020, 1:54 PM

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About Facebook:
Facebook says it is tightening its policies around misleading manipulated media by banning videos that are either heavily edited or deepfakes  —  People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform.
Washington Post:
Facebook bans deepfakes, but its new policy may not cover simpler forms of deception like with the distorted Pelosi video  —  Facebook has banned users from posting computer-generated, highly manipulated videos, known as deepfakes, seeking to stop the spread of a novel form of misinformation months …
New York Times:
Sonos sues Google, seeking financial damages and a ban on the sale of Google's speakers, smartphones, and laptops in US for allegedly infringing on five patents  —  The maker of home speakers said Google and Amazon stole its technology and abused their power, but it could only risk suing one.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Belkin partners with audio tech company Devialet on a Google Assistant-powered smart speaker with a wireless charging pad, shipping in spring for $299  —  Jack of all trades  —  Belkin is a company known for its wireless chargers.  Devialet is known for its high-end, ultra loud speakers.
New York Times:
Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Lenovo unveils the Yoga 5G, a $1,499 2-in-1 with the Snapdragon 8cx chipset and claimed 24-hour battery life, coming spring and will be called Flex 5G in the US  —  Last May, Lenovo announced Project Limitless, its plan to make the first 5G laptop.  That plan is now a reality with the Yoga 5G …
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Ben Patterson / TechHive:
Bluetooth SIG outlines LE Audio, promising key upgrades to Bluetooth audio performance with support for hearing aids and new features like audio sharing  —  Thanks to the next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio, the latest Bluetooth devices won't only sound better and last longer …
Mary Ann Azevedo / Crunchbase News:
HighRadius, which develops AI-powered fintech software, raises $125M Series B led by ICONIQ Capital; CEO says the round values the company at over $1B  —  HighRadius, which has developed AI-powered fintech software, announced it has raised $125 million in a Series B growth funding round led by ICONIQ Capital.
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