Margaret Harding McGill / Axios:
Nancy Pelosi is pushing to remove language similar to Section 230 from the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement, which could delay its passage in the House — New opposition from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week left the tech industry at risk of losing a cherished trade deal provision that could help cement its liability shield.
Ericsson admits it has bribed officials while selling telecom equipment in Asia, agrees to pay $1.1B in fines to US DOJ and SEC — WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Swedish mobile telecoms company Ericsson has agreed to pay over $1 billion to resolve probes into corruption, including the bribing …
A look at the creation of a new kind of nonconsensual porn, which combines deepfakes with 3D avatars that can be manipulated to do whatever their creators want — A lineup of female celebrities stand in front of you. Their faces move, smile, and blink as you move around them.
In safety report, Uber says only 37% of the 464 rape cases during its US rides in 2017 and 2018 were reported to law enforcement — Buried inside Uber´s inaugural safety report this week that detailed thousands of sexual assaults and more than 100 deaths was another staggering revelation …
Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
A trial in a lawsuit by 14 state attorneys general seeking to stop T-Mobile and Sprint merger starts Monday — NEW YORK (AP) — A high-drama telecom deal is heading to court. — T-Mobile, in its attempt to buy Sprint for $26.5 billion, has already notched approvals from key federal regulators.
David Cohen / Adweek:
Foursquare CEO Jeff Glueck is leaving at the end of the year, to be replaced by David Shim, who joined Foursquare as president in June — Jeff Glueck is leaving after leading the company for 4 years — David Shim, who joined the location-based recommendation platform Foursquare as president in June …
John McCarthy / The Drum:
Spotify says it now has 500K+ podcasts, podcast listeners are up more than 50% since the start of 2019 and podcast hours consumed by listeners grew 39% QoQ — Spotify, the global music audio streaming service, each year unpacks the listening habits of users and unveils the artists …
Sohee Kim / Bloomberg:
Sources: Galaxy S11 to have a 108MP sensor, ultrawide-angle lens, 5x zoom, and time-of-flight sensor like in Note 10+; Galaxy Fold to have 108MP sensor, 5x zoom — - The Galaxy S11 and clamshell Galaxy Fold will feature 5x zoom — Next flagship to have almost every camera phone feature
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Cyberhaven, which provides data behavior analytics to protect company trade secrets such as IP for customers including Motorola and DARPA, raises $13M Series A — For obvious reasons, trade secrets are highly valuable — they´re the innovations that confer competitive advantage.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Apple says iPhone 11 Pro shares location data even when the feature is turned off due to ultra wideband tech, will provide a new toggle in an upcoming update — This week, security reporter Brian Krebs asked why the newest iPhone 11 Pro appeared to be sending out a user´s location …