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February 24, 2020, 6:20 AM

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Shaun Nichols / The Register:
Safari will reportedly no longer accept new HTTPS certificates that are valid for more than 398 days beginning on September 1, down from 825 days  —  Keep your crypto below 398 days after September 1 and you're all good  —  Safari will, later this year, no longer accept new HTTPS certificates …
John Thornhill / Financial Times:
Tim Berners-Lee's Inrupt raised over $10M in 2019 to operationalize Solid, an open source project to decentralize the web and give users control of their data  —  Sir Tim Berners-Lee's start-up Inrupt to expand operational team and launch pilot projects  —  Inrupt, the start-up company founded …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Intuit is nearing a deal to buy personal finance portal Credit Karma for about $7B in cash and stock; the deal could be announced as soon as Monday  —  Acquisition would be Intuit's largest ever and the first sizable transaction under CEO Sasan Goodarzi
Pew Research Center:
Survey of 979 tech experts: 49% say tech will “mostly weaken” democracy between now and 2030, 33% say it will “mostly strengthen” democracy, 18% see no change  —  About half predict that humans' use of technology will weaken democracy between now and 2030 due to the speed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
eMarketer estimates Twitch will have 37.5M monthly active viewers in the US this year and is on pace to surpass the 44M mark by 2022  —  Twitch, the Amazon-owned streaming service for gamers, is poised to surpass 40 million monthly active viewers in the U.S. as of next year, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out on Thursday.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Irish DPC report: 6 inquiries into multinational tech companies' GDPR compliance were opened in 2019, bringing major cross-border probes to 21, but no decisions  —  The lead European Union privacy regulator for most of big tech has put out its annual report which shows another major bump …
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
CB Insights: fintech startups across the world raised $33.9B across 1,912 deals in 2019, which is down from $40.8B raised across 2,049 deals in 2018  —  Financial services startups raised less money in 2019 than they did in 2018 as VC firms looked to back late stage firms and focused on developing markets, a new report has revealed.
Privacy International:
Tests find Facebook's Download Your Information tool gives users an incomplete and inconsistent list of advertisers who have uploaded their data to Facebook  —  In 2018, following the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook announced the “Download Your Information” feature allowing users …
McKinsey Insights & Publications:
McKinsey: low- to mid-band 5G will reach 80% of world's population by 2030 and cost $400B to $500B to deploy; high-band 5G will cover ~25% and cost $700B-$900B  —  The promise of 5G has captured the attention of business leaders, policy makers, and the media.  But how much of that promise is likely to be realized anytime soon?

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