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January 10, 2020, 12:05 PM

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Lauren Goode / Wired:
A look at sexual health and wellness companies at CES 2020, where they were allowed to exhibit their products for the first time  —  Sexual health and wellness companies were allowed to exhibit their wares for the first time this year.  —  If there was ever a metaphor for the newfound …
Susan Decker / Bloomberg:
Medical technology company Masimo sues Apple, claims it infringes on 10 patents and has stolen its tech related to blood oxygen level and heart rate monitoring  —  - Medical technology company says Watch uses stolen secrets  — Apple accused of stealing technology for non-invasive monitors
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Zuckerberg gives up annual personal challenges, shares his goals for the next decade including a new private social platform, AR/VR, and new forms of governance  —  Every new year of the last decade I set a personal challenge.  My goal was to grow in new ways outside my day-to-day work running Facebook.
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
Amazon warned holiday shoppers that Honey, a browser extension for comparison shopping and rewards acquired by Paypal for $4B in November, was a “security risk”  —  The retail giant warned holiday shoppers that Honey, a popular browser extension, was a “security risk.”  Honey denies the claim.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Mozilla patches an actively exploited Firefox zero-day flaw that could allow attackers to take control of computers by accessing sensitive memory locations  —  Flaw allows attackers to access sensitive memory locations that are normally off-limits.  —  Mozilla has released a new version …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Cardiologs, whose clinical decision support system uses AI to help detect heart conditions, raises $15M Series A  —  Cardiologs, a French medical technology startup that's leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to help detect heart conditions, has raised $15 million in series A funding.
Rory O'Neill / World IP Review:
Chinese court rules that a work generated by Tencent's automated news writing program, Dreamwriter, qualifies for copyright protection  —  A Chinese court has ruled that AI-generated works are entitled to copyright protection, in a win for tech giant Tencent.
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
Facebook says it won't back down from allowing lies in political ads but will give users the option to see fewer political ads in their feed and in Instagram  —  The company was under intense pressure to adjust its policies.  But in this presidential election year, no big changes are planned.
Monica Nickelsburg / GeekWire:
Microsoft releases “Project Artemis”, a tool that scans online chats for patterns that may indicate a predator is grooming children for sexual abuse  —  Microsoft released a new tool Thursday that scans online chats for people seeking to sexually exploit children.
Kia Kokalitcheva / Axios:
Lime says it is laying off about 14% of its workforce, roughly 100 employees, and shuttering operations in 12 markets as it seeks to become profitable this year  —  Scooter company Lime is laying off about 14% of its workforce (roughly 100 employees) and shuttering operations in 12 markets …

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