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January 23, 2020, 6:05 PM

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Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google's new look for desktop search results blurs the lines between ads and search results, leading many critics to identify it as a dark pattern  —  The latest desktop update blurs the lines  —  Last week, Google began rolling out a new look for its search results on desktop …
BuzzFeed News:
NYPD disputes facial recognition firm Clearview AI's claim that it identified a terrorism suspect; company's founders have previous connections to the far right  —  Clearview AI, a facial recognition company that says it's amassed a database of billions of photos, has a fantastic selling point …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Match Group invests in safety app Noonlight to add features like a panic button, check-in, and photo verification to its dating apps, starting with Tinder  —  Match Group, the dating app giant and parent company to Match, Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish, and several other dating apps …
Sheera Frenkel / New York Times:
Tech executives and employees, particularly from Facebook, have become increasingly common targets for swatting; Adam Mosseri was swatted in November  —  Online forums carry personal details of potential targets like industry leaders and their families.  The police are struggling to find a solution.
Shannon Vavra / CyberScoop:
Experts say FTI's report on the hack of Bezos' phone does not explain why FTI wasn't able to decrypt the malicious file or perform actions like jailbreaking  —  (National Museum of American History / Flickr)  —  A cybersecurity forensics team has concluded with “medium to high confidence” …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft starts rolling out developer kits and emulators for its dual-screen Surface Duo Android phone and Windows 10X-based Surface Neo  —  Microsoft is starting to roll out developer kits and emulators for both Android and 10X developers who want to build for coming dual-screen devices, starting with its own.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
TikTok signs licensing deal with music rights agency Merlin for indie label music in videos and, source says, in its upcoming music streaming service, Resso  —  TikTok, the fast-growing user-generated video app from China's Bytedance, has been building a new music streaming service to compete …
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Niantic says it helped drive more than $249M in tourism revenue for the cities on its events list in 2019 through its walking games like Pokémon Go and Ingress  —  Niantic has revealed details of its lineup of event locations for its walking games — Pokémon Go, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite and Ingress — for 2020.
Politico:
Interview with David Cicilline, the chairman of the House subcommittee on antitrust, on his approach to investigating Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon  —  Practically everybody in Washington is mad at Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.  David Cicilline might actually do something about it.

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