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January 14, 2020, 8:15 PM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Microsoft pushes a fix for a critical flaw in a cryptographic component present in all versions of Windows; NSA says it alerted Microsoft to the bug  —  Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Microsoft Corp. is slated to release a software update on Tuesday to fix an extraordinarily serious security vulnerability …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google says it will phase out support for third-party cookies in Chrome within two years  —  Google's Chrome team, advancing its web privacy effort, later this year will begin testing the “privacy sandbox” proposals it unveiled in 2019.  The Chrome tests, which Google announced Tuesday …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google plans to phase out support for user-agent strings in Chrome, opting for a new technology called Client Hints, as part of its Privacy Sandbox project  —  Chrome will move to a new technology called Client Hints, part of the newer Privacy Sandbox project.
Thomas Germain / Consumer Reports:
New study shows how popular apps including Grindr, OkCupid, Tinder, and the period-tracking apps Clue and MyDays share intimate user data with data brokers  —  A new study shows how information about your sexuality, religion, and location is sent straight from phones to data brokers
Max Weinbach / XDA Developers:
Source: hands-on with a leaked Samsung Galaxy S20+ shows it has a 120Hz 3200 x 1440 display, ultrasonic under-display fingerprint scanner, and no headphone jack  —  The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is Samsung's next mainstream flagship series, and all eyes are set on the top Android OEM for its biggest guns yet.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Google acquires Dublin-based Pointy, a startup helping brick-and-mortar retailers track which products they have in stock, a source says for $163M  —  Google has been on a long-term mission to build inroads into the world of e-commerce by working more closely with brick-and-mortar retailers …
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Instagram says it is testing letting some users access DMs from its website  —  As Facebook increases its focus on messaging  —  Instagram is finally bringing direct messages to the web.  Starting today, a “small percentage” of the platform's global users will be able to access their DMs …
Kif Leswing / CNBC:
In a tweet, Trump criticizes Apple for refusing to unlock phones of violent criminals, says his administration helps Apple “all of the time” on trade  —  - In a tweet, president Donald Trump addressed the conflict between the FBI and Apple over locked iPhones used by the suspected Pensacola shooter.
Scott Lucas / BuzzFeed:
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Hotel and flight search service Hipmunk says it's shutting down on January 23, 3+ years after SAP Concur acquired it  —  If you're still using Hipmunk for trip planning, it's time to find another site.  Sooner than later, really.  —  The Hipmunk team announced this afternoon that it'll be shutting down in just one week's time.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
US data center giant Equinix announces it is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet, a NYC startup that has raised over $36M  —  Equinix announced today that is acquiring bare metal cloud provider Packet.  The New York City startup that had raised over $36 million on a $100 million valuation, according to Pitchbook data.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Verizon Media debuts OneSearch, a privacy-focused search engine that claims to serve ads based only on contextual info related to individual searches  —  Verizon Media, the media and digital offshoot of telecommunications giant Verizon, has launched a “privacy-focused” search engine called OneSearch.

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