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January 13, 2020, 6:10 AM

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Max Weinbach / XDA Developers:
Leaked photos confirm the name Galaxy S20 for the next Samsung flagship and a large four-camera setup on the back  —  The next major smartphone launch event for Samsung, Samsung Unpacked 2020 is just a few weeks away.  On February 11th, Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S20 trio …
Steven Sinofsky / Learning By Shipping:
CES 2020 show notes: a look at 12 technologies/categories, the raw materials of the primordial soup of innovation that the show has become over the years  —  CES continues to be an event where you can see the raw materials of the next big thing far more often than you can see the next big thing.
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
CES roundup: flexible screens are coming, battle between Intel and AMD to intensify, sex tech is on the rise, tech companies fetishized AI and 5G a little less  —  iCES is over, and I am quite sure you'll be happy to be done with it.  We still have more to come today and perhaps a little next week.
Wall Street Journal:
A look at Google's healthcare efforts, like Project Nightingale and “Guardian” search tool, which are drawing scrutiny over mass collection of medical records  —  The company has struck deals that grant it access to troves of patient data; ‘We want to be helpful’
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
1B+ medical images of patients found online, as hospitals and doctors' offices ignore security and upload X-rays, ultrasounds, and CT scans to unsecured servers  —  Every day, millions of new medical images containing the personal health information of patients are spilling out onto the internet.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Study: most cookie consent forms served to EU users violate GDPR's informed consent requirement by using pre-ticked boxes, hiding “reject all” option, and more  —  Most cookie consent pop-ups served to Internet users in the European Union — ostensibly seeking permission …
Financial Times:
How Travelex is trying to recover from Dec. 31 hack, ordering staff to hand over laptops, using WhatsApp to bypass email, as hackers demand $6M for client data  —  Travelex staff have been told to hand over their laptops as a cyber attack on the company affected its internal network …
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Facebook shares closed at an all-time high of $218.30 on Thursday, valuing it at $622B and surpassing the previous high of $217.50 reached in July 2018  —  Facebook's share price has hit an all-time high, surpassing the peak it reached before a series of privacy scandals in 2018 and despite attacks …
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Masha Borak / South China Morning Post:
Tencent says users spent ~$115B in 2019, up 160% YoY, through WeChat mini programs, which are miniature apps that work within the chat app  —  WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019WeChat users spent US$115 million through mini programs in 2019This article originally appeared …

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