13-Inch MacBook Pro Refresh Specifications Allegedly Leaked, Intel’s 10th Gen Ice Lake Processors Expected
Microsoft Starts Rolling Out Colourful App Icons to 'Modernise' Windows 10 Look
Samsung Poised to Benefit From China Coronavirus Woes Afflicting Apple, Other Rivals
Shogun, which helps e-commerce brands build faster websites, has raised $10M Series A, led by Initialized Capital with participation from VMG Partners and YC (Anthony Ha/TechCrunch)
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Google Sued for Collecting School Kids' Personal Data in the US
Samsung Poised to Benefit From China Coronavirus Woes Afflicting Apple, Other Rivals
Samsung Electronics names ex-finance minister Bahk Jae-wan its new board chairman after his predecessor was jailed for union-busting activities (Reuters)
Facebook will pay users up to $5 for voice recordings via its Viewpoints app to improve its speech recognition tech; recordings won't be tied to user profiles (Jay Peters/The Verge)
Swiss Federal Court rules that Facebook likes and shares can in some cases be considered as illegal defamation (The Local)
Researcher says Cameo exposed user data including email addresses, hashed and salted passwords, phone numbers, and messages via a misconfiguration in its app (Joseph Cox/VICE)
Sources: around 300 workers at Oracle offices around the world walked out on Thursday to protest Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump on Wednesday (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)
Microsoft announces Defender ATP for Linux, will offer the antivirus software for Android and iOS later this year as part of its enterprise security platform (Tom Warren/The Verge)
HungryPanda, a food delivery service for Chinese communities in cities worldwide, raises $20M led by 83North and Felix Capital (Catherine Shu/TechCrunch)
Microsoft says it will offer its Defender antivirus software for Android and iOS devices later this year (Jordan Novet/CNBC)
Risk assessment algorithm PSA, used to see if pretrial defendants in NJ should be held in jail, has led to jail population drop, yet racial disparities persist (Tom Simonite/Wired)
ZeroFox, a SaaS that detects risks on social media and digital channels such as phishing and malicious file sharing, raises $74M led by Intel Capital (Kyle Wiggers/VentureBeat)
Morgan Stanley to buy online discount brokerage E-Trade for about $13B, in the biggest takeover by an American lender since the 2008 financial crisis (Michael J. de la Merced/New York Times)
OneTrust, a privacy management and marketing compliance platform, raises $210M Series B led by Coatue and Insight Partners, doubling its valuation to $2.7B (Mary Ann Azevedo/Crunchbase News)
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Foxconn Says Cautiously Resuming China Output, Warns Coronavirus Will Hit Revenue
Lenovo Warns of Coronavirus Challenges, Third-Quarter Profit Beats Expectations
Microsoft Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3 Price and Specifications Tipped
Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3 Listed on India Site; Surface Pro 7 Already on Sale
Honor 9X Pro, MagicBook Laptop Global Launch Set for February 24
Coronavirus: Intel Briefings Postponed Over Virus Outbreak Fears
A look at the data sharing practices of therapy apps like Better Help, which notify third parties when an app is opened and if a patient has suicidal thoughts (Jezebel)
Microsoft Rolling Out New Optional Windows Updates Experience
Sources: Apple considers allowing users to choose rival browser and email apps as default on iPhone and iPad, and opening HomePod to third-party music services (Mark Gurman/Bloomberg)
PitchBook: 159 companies went public in the US in 2019 raising $33B, a ~30% drop from 2018, as founders and investors opt for direct listings over bank-led IPOs (Mike Hofman/Marker)
Lawrence Tesler, Inventor of 'Cut, Copy, and Paste', Dies at 74
Researchers at Linux Foundation and Harvard identify the most commonly used FOSS components within enterprises and potential vulnerabilities related to that use (Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols/ZDNet)
Twitter announces a "continue thread" option, a new feature that links tweets together while they are being composed (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)
In a letter, the House Oversight Committee asks Amazon about Ring's partnerships with governments and police depts. and Ring's policies regarding collected data (Alfred Ng/CNET)
Family planning telehealth startup Maven raises $45M Series C from Icon Ventures, Sequoia, others, and launched its Wallet service to manage benefits this year (Cynthia Koons/Bloomberg)
Home addresses and other data of 10.6M+ guests who stayed at MGM Resorts hotels before 2018, including Jack Dorsey, were posted on a hacking forum this week (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)
Consumer insights provider Hitwise is shutting down after 24 years, following allegations that it purchased sensitive user data from Avast's Jumpshot (George P. Slefo/Ad Age)
Microsoft Opens Third India Development Centre, in Noida
Microsoft Windows 10 Security Update Pulled After Issues Affected Devices
Xerox Said to Court HP Shareholders as Takeover Battle Heats Up