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April 24, 2020, 6:10 PM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Facebook launches Messenger Rooms for group video calls, available today in Messenger globally, and says it will soon gain the ability to hold up to 50 people  —  Facebook is greatly expanding its video chat offerings to keep up with rising demand  —  Facebook is rolling out a suite …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Apple and Google release FAQ for contact tracing APIs, describe changes made to address privacy concerns, and pledge to disable APIs once pandemic is contained  —  The companies released more details on their ambitious public health project  —  On Friday, Apple and Google revised …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1  —  - AT&T announced CEO Randall Stephenson will retire and President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1.  — The transition comes at a tough …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nintendo says 160K Nintendo accounts were compromised since the beginning of April using credentials obtained illegally by “some means other than our service”  —  The issues started at the beginning of April  —  Nintendo is disabling the ability to log into a Nintendo Account through …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
A text string in the Sindhi language can crash iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Watch when devices receive a notification with it; bug seems to be fixed in iOS 13.4.5 beta  —  Every so often, a bug in iOS emerges where a certain string of text will cause your iPhone or iPad to crash.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked images from 2019 show Google considered a feature that let users tip money to websites like Wired or NYT as part of its Contributor program  —  Leaked images obtained by TechCrunch reveal that Google considered and designed a feature that would let people donate money to websites …
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
Federal court officially approves the $5B settlement Facebook reached with the FTC last July  —  Now, it's Facebook official.  The social network said a federal court on Thursday officially approved a settlement Facebook reached with the US Federal Trade Commission last July following …
Kate Clark / The Information:
Sources: cloud collaboration service Airtable is in talks to raise at least $50M at a valuation between $2.5B and $4B; Airtable was valued at $1.1B in 2018  —  As some startups implore venture capitalists for lifelines, others are negotiating deals at eye-popping valuations without offering so much as a pitch deck.
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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple says it found no evidence of hackers exploiting the newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad  —  - It saw no immediate threat to users after investigating  — Hundreds of millions worldwide use Apple's mobile devices  —  Apple Inc. said it found …
Richard Lai / Engadget:
Sources: OnePlus downsized some European offices, including UK and Germany, by as much as 80%, while offices in Finland, where it sees potential, are unaffected  —  It's only been a little over a week since the OnePlus 8 launch, but the company apparently went ahead and announced significant redundancies across Europe since yesterday.

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