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February 1, 2020, 1:10 PM

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VICE:
Ajit Pai says FCC has concluded “that one or more wireless carriers apparently violated federal law” by selling user location data and will consider fines  —  More than a year after a Motherboard investigation revealed that wireless carriers were collecting and selling user location data …
Jason Gurwin / The Streamable:
Roku says it has settled its carriage dispute with Fox to distribute Fox channels on the Roku platform ahead of the Super Bowl  —  At midnight tonight, it was expected that Roku would remove the FOX Now, FOX Sports, FOX News, FOX Business, FOX Nation, Big 10 Network, and FOX Soccer apps from the Roku Channel Store and existing devices.
Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Founding president of the Internet Association, Michael Beckerman, to step down after eight years and join TikTok as VP of US public policy in March  —  The president of tech trade group the Internet Association is stepping down to run TikTok's Washington policy shop, the organizations said Friday.
New York Times:
Kenya's high court temporarily suspended a national biometric ID program until laws are enacted to protect data and safeguard minorities from discrimination  —  The biometric system was challenged in court over privacy concerns, and fears that it could exclude millions from accessing public services.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India-based InterviewBit, which offers an online computer science program and lets its students pay part of the fee after getting a job, raises $20M Series A  —  InterviewBit, a Bangalore-based startup that runs an advanced online computer science program for college graduates …
Jason Snell / Six Colors:
Apple's performance in 2019 across hardware, software, and services is rated and critiqued by a 65-person panel, including writers, developers, and podcasters  —  It's time for our annual look back on Apple's performance during the past year, as seen through the eyes of writers, editors …
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
California AG asks ICANN for information about .org TLD price caps removal; ICANN says it is cooperating, asks Public Interest Registry to delay .org TLD sale  —  Office that oversees California non-profits demands extensive documentation.  —  The California Attorney general …

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