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January 13, 2020, 9:55 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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
ToursByLocals, which helps tourists search for and book local guides, raises $33M from Tritium Partners, says it has ~4K guides and 30K tours in 162 countries  —  The tours and experiences market is projected to be worth $183 billion this year, and today a startup that has made inroads …
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Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat:
Naïo Technologies, a France-based maker of autonomous farming robots, raises $15.5M Series A, as it plans to expand to the US later this year  —  Naïo Technologies announced that it has raised $15.5 million to help the French startup expand its autonomous farming robots to the United States later this year.
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 …

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