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January 28, 2020, 7:05 PM

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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 …
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Apple reports Q1 revenue of $91.8B, up 9% YoY, of which $79.1B came from products and $12.7B came from services; Q2 revenue expected to be $63B-$67B  —  Today after the bell, Apple reported the results of the first quarter of its fiscal 2020.  The company's revenue totaled $91.8 billion, far ahead of expectations of $88.43 billion.
Geoffrey Fowler / Washington Post:
Facebook says its Off-Facebook Activity tool, which claims to let users clear data collected from other apps and sites, from their accounts, is now available  —  The new ‘Off-Facebook Activity’ tool reminds us we're living in a reality TV program where the cameras are always on.
The Guardian:
UK government says it will let Huawei build non-core elements of Britain's 5G network but will ban the company from operating at sensitive sites  —  US sources say special relationship too important to jeopardise over Chinese tech firm  —  Boris Johnson appears to have averted …
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 …
Scott Stein / CNET:
Filmic's free DoubleTake iPhone app lets users shoot video from two cameras at once; it can simultaneously record two 1080p videos at 24, 25, or 30 fps  —  Your phone is studded with cameras.  You're probably only using one at a time, though.  That could change in the near future …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook shares proposed bylaws for its oversight board, which some have called a content moderation “supreme court”, that leave Facebook firmly in control  —  - In a 46-page document, Facebook outlined the powers and limitations of the board, stating that the company is committing …
John Gruber / Daring Fireball:
Ten years after the iPad's launch, it has not come close to being revolutionary or living up to its potential because of its inconsistent multitasking software  —  Ten years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the iPad on stage at the Yerba Buena theater in San Francisco.  It surprised everyone, in several ways.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple releases iOS 13.3.1 with an option to turn off U1 chip in the latest iPhones, following location tracking privacy concerns  —  Apple today released iOS and iPadOS 13.3.1, minor updates to the iOS 13 operating system. iOS and ‌iPadOS‌ 13.3.1 come over a month after the release …
Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk:
UK court orders Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860K after the crypto exchange and Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment  —  A U.K. court has ordered Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860,000 after the crypto exchange and blockchain sleuthing firm Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment.
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed News:
Product Hunt launches YourStack, a social network for discussing various products, including apps, books, and cookware  —  The team that built Product Hunt — a website that helps you find new tech products — is releasing a new site that shows you all types of products that your friends and public figures recommend.
More: TechCrunchThanks:@kantrowitz
Michael Kwet / The Intercept:
A look at the rise of vast AI-enabled video surveillance networks in US cities, which let private businesses and homes provide camera feeds to police HQs  —  There's widespread concern that video cameras will use facial recognition software to track our every public move.

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