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January 10, 2020, 5:25 PM

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Jillian D'Onfro / Forbes:
Alphabet's Chief Legal Officer David Drummond is leaving on January 31; company says he will not be receiving an exit package  —  Alphabet's controversial chief legal officer, David Drummond, is leaving the company, effective January 31.  —  Drummond, an employee of nearly 20 years …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Bloomberg:
Sources: SoftBank-backed Oyo has let go of 1,800 staff: 5% of its 12K employees in China and 12% of its 10K staff in India, plans to cut 1,200 more in India  —  - Oyo's ructions present yet another headache for SoftBank  —  Oyo Hotels is firing thousands of staff across China and India …
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Sources: Quibi's projections from 2019 show the upcoming streaming service is expected to spend ~$1.5B in its first year; Quibi has raised $1.4B so far  —  If there's one thing to be said for Quibi, the short-form streaming service coming from Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman this spring …
Emily A. Vogels / Pew Research Center:
Pew survey of 4,272 US adults: ~21% use a smart watch or fitness tracker, with women more likely than men to say they regularly use these devices (25% vs 18%)  —  As 2020 begins - and health-related New Year's resolutions take effect - roughly one-in-five U.S. adults (21%) …
DJ Pangburn / Fast Company:
Not one known arrest or prosecution stemmed from San Diego's 7-year facial recognition program, which compiled 65K face scans; the program ended Dec. 31, 2019  —  Since 2012, the city's law enforcement agencies have compiled over 65,000 face scans and tried to match them against a massive mugshot database.
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 …
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.

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