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January 29, 2020, 2:10 PM

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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.
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:
Joe Rossignol / MacRumors:
Kuo outlines Apple's H1 2020: 4.7" iPhone, “AirTags” trackers, smaller wireless charging mat, high-end headphones, and refreshed iPad Pro, MacBook Pro, and Air  —  Apple plans to release several new products in the first half of 2020, including Ultra Wideband tags …
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:
Katy Stech Ferek / Wall Street Journal:
US Interior Department introduces a no-fly rule for Chinese drones or those made with Chinese parts, with some exceptions, amid espionage concerns  —  Order reflects concern that data collected ‘could be valuable to foreign entities’  —  WASHINGTON—Interior Department officials plan …
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
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 …
Ben Parker / The New Humanitarian:
Report: UN did not tell the public nor its general staff about a hacking attack into its IT systems from last July, despite staff records being compromised  —  About this investigation: … GENEVA  —  The UN did not publicly disclose a major hacking attack into its IT systems in Europe …
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.
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