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October 17, 2019, 8:15 PM

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New York Times:
Zuckerberg gives a full-throated defense of Facebook as a champion of free expression and defends Facebook policy to opt out of fact-checking political ads  —  In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less …
Ju-min Park / Reuters:
Samsung says it will issue a patch for a fingerprint recognition bug on its Galaxy S10 phone that allowed any fingerprint to unlock the phone  —  SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it will soon roll out a software patch to fix problems with fingerprint recognition on its flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone.
Chris Fox / BBC:
Google confirms the Pixel 4's Face Unlock can allow access to users' devices even if their eyes are closed  —  Google has confirmed the Pixel 4 smartphone's Face Unlock system can allow access to a person's device even if they have their eyes closed.  —  One security expert …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Yahoo Finance:
Nintendo reports that all variants of Switch have sold 15M+ units in North America since Q1 2017, and sales through September were up 20%+ YoY  —  Nintendo Switch is the Best-Selling U.S. Video Game Console for 10 Months in a Row  —  Nintendo Switch Lite systems have combined to sell …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
DOJ officials say they tracked the owner and users of the dark web child-porn site Welcome to Video by working with Chainalysis to trace bitcoin transactions  —  Federal investigators focused not on offensive hacking efforts or surveilling communications, but on the transactions using cryptocurrency.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Isabelle Kirkwood / BetaKit:
Equity management platform Carta, formerly eShares, says it has hired a 51-member team from Kik as part of an expansion into Canada  —  Carta, a San Francisco-headquartered company that helps companies, investors, and employees manage equity and ownership, announced today that they have hired 51 former Kik employees.
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Zoho:
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Google Cloud:
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Intel:
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