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January 29, 2020, 11:12 AM

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Apple:
Apple reports record first quarter results  —  iPhone, Wearables & Services Drive All-Time Record Revenue and Earnings  —  Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2020 first quarter ended December 28, 2019.  The Company posted quarterly revenue of $91.8 billion …
Shara Tibken / CNET:
Apple addresses Wuhan coronavirus concerns, offers wider than usual Q2 revenue estimates, says it closed one retail store in China, slightly delayed production  —  Apple has suppliers in the Wuhan area of China, and it has taken precautions like closing one store in China and reducing hours at other retail locations.
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $91.8B, up 9% YoY, of which $79.1B came from products, $12.7B from services, and net income of $22.2B; $63B-$67B Q2 revenue expected  —  Today after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020.  The company's revenue totaled $91.8 billion …
Kevin McLaughlin / The Information:
Sources: Google is testing a new communications app for businesses, which brings together functions from Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, and more  —  Google is working on a mobile application for businesses that brings together the functions of several standalone apps the company already offers …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google says in 2019 its bug bounty program paid 461 security researchers $6.5M, up from $3.4M to 317 researchers in 2018  —  Google today announced it has paid out over $21 million since launching its bug bounty program in November 2010.  In the past year alone, the company distributed $6.5 million …
Bill Budington / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Ring app on Android covertly sends personally identifiable information of users to third parties including Facebook and MixPanel  —  Ring isn't just a product that allows users to surveil their neighbors.  The company also uses it to surveil its customers.
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Julia Carrie Wong / The Guardian:
Investigation: in 2019, Trump's marketing campaign spent ~$20M on 218K+ Facebook ads targeting conservatives with marketing ploys designed to harvest user data  —  A Guardian investigation of 218,100 ads reveals how the campaign's sophisticated social media machine targets conservative voters
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh, who was instrumental in building Facebook's data center infrastructure, is leaving the company after more than a decade  —  - Facebook's Vice President of Engineering Jay Parikh on Tuesday announced his departure from the company, joining a long list …
Matina Stevis-Gridneff / New York Times:
Despite US pressure, the EU told member states they should limit “high risk” 5G vendors, like Huawei, but did not recommend a total ban  —  The bloc's experts suggested members limit and monitor the involvement of “high-risk” vendors as they invest in next-generation mobile communications infrastructure.
The Guardian:
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Online fraud bazaar lists 30M+ US customers' card details for sale, which experts say come from breach of convenience store chain Wawa disclosed in December  —  In late December 2019, fuel and convenience store chain Wawa Inc. said a nine-month-long breach of its payment card processing systems …
Dhruv Mehrotra / Gizmodo:
Survey of Mechanical Turk workers finds some feel they don't have recourse for underpayment, technical errors, or general abuse from temporary bosses  —  The workers of Mechanical Turk, Amazon's on-demand micro-task platform, say they have encountered mutilated bodies, graphic videos of botched surgeries …

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