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Ring app on Android covertly sends personally identifiable information of users to third parties including Facebook and MixPanel (Bill Budington/Electronic Frontier …)+

Ring app on Android covertly sends personally identifiable information of users to third parties including Facebook and MixPanel (Bill Budington/Electronic Frontier …)

Kenyan startup Sendy, an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers for goods delivery, raises $20M Series B led by Atlantica Ventures (Jake Bright/TechCrunch)+

Kenyan startup Sendy, an on-demand platform that connects clients to drivers for goods delivery, raises $20M Series B led by Atlantica Ventures (Jake Bright/TechCrunch)

Analysis: 126 out of 301 “whitelisted” sites that India restored internet access to in Kashmir, but restricted to 2G connections, are “usable to some degree” (MediaNama)+

Analysis: 126 out of 301 “whitelisted” sites that India restored internet access to in Kashmir, but restricted to 2G connections, are “usable to some degree” (MediaNama)

Apple reported $10B revenue in Q1 from its business segment that includes AirPods and Watch, which is more than the $7.1B Apple generated from selling Macs (Kif Leswing/CNBC)+

Apple reported $10B revenue in Q1 from its business segment that includes AirPods and Watch, which is more than the $7.1B Apple generated from selling Macs (Kif Leswing/CNBC)

Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh, who was instrumental in building Facebook’s data center infrastructure, is leaving the company after more than a decade (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)+

Facebook VP of Engineering Jay Parikh, who was instrumental in building Facebook’s data center infrastructure, is leaving the company after more than a decade (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)

Online fraud bazaar lists 30M+ US customers’ payment card details for sale, which experts say come from breach of convenience store chain Wawa disclosed in Dec. (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)+

Online fraud bazaar lists 30M+ US customers’ payment card details for sale, which experts say come from breach of convenience store chain Wawa disclosed in Dec. (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Apple addresses Wuhan coronavirus concerns, offers wider than usual Q2 revenue estimates, says it closed one retail store in China, slightly delayed production (Shara Tibken/CNET)+

Apple addresses Wuhan coronavirus concerns, offers wider than usual Q2 revenue estimates, says it closed one retail store in China, slightly delayed production (Shara Tibken/CNET)

Tim Cook says the three newest iPhones were the best-selling Apple phones every week of the quarter, propelling iPhone sales to $56B in Q1, up 8% YoY (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)+

Tim Cook says the three newest iPhones were the best-selling Apple phones every week of the quarter, propelling iPhone sales to $56B in Q1, up 8% YoY (Chance Miller/9to5Mac)

Apple reports Q1 revenue of $91.8B, up 9% YoY, of which $79.1B came from products and $12.7B came from services; Q2 revenue expected to be $63B-$67B (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)+

Apple reports Q1 revenue of $91.8B, up 9% YoY, of which $79.1B came from products and $12.7B came from services; Q2 revenue expected to be $63B-$67B (Alex Wilhelm/TechCrunch)

AMD beats expectations with $2.13B in Q4 revenue, up 50% YoY, with significant market share increases across its x86 server, laptop, and desktop chips (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)+

AMD beats expectations with $2.13B in Q4 revenue, up 50% YoY, with significant market share increases across its x86 server, laptop, and desktop chips (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Sources: Google is testing a new communications app for businesses, which brings together functions from Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, and more (Kevin McLaughlin/The Information)+

Sources: Google is testing a new communications app for businesses, which brings together functions from Gmail, Drive, Hangouts Meet, Hangouts Chat, and more (Kevin McLaughlin/The Information)

Product Hunt launches YourStack, a social network for discussing various products, including apps, books, and cookware (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed News)+

Product Hunt launches YourStack, a social network for discussing various products, including apps, books, and cookware (Alex Kantrowitz/BuzzFeed News)

UK court orders Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860K after the crypto exchange and Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)+

UK court orders Bitfinex to freeze bitcoin worth $860K after the crypto exchange and Chainalysis traced the funds to a ransomware payment (Nikhilesh De/CoinDesk)

Russian cybercrime boss Aleksei Burkov has pleaded guilty in a US court to running a high-profile crime forum and a site that sold stolen credit card info (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)+

Russian cybercrime boss Aleksei Burkov has pleaded guilty in a US court to running a high-profile crime forum and a site that sold stolen credit card info (Brian Krebs/Krebs on Security)

Facebook shares proposed bylaws for its oversight board, which some have called a content moderation “supreme court”, that leave Facebook firmly in control (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)+

Facebook shares proposed bylaws for its oversight board, which some have called a content moderation “supreme court”, that leave Facebook firmly in control (Salvador Rodriguez/CNBC)

Securiti.ai raises $50M Series B led by General Catalyst to modernize data governance, a pain point that’s intensifying with the rise of GDPR-style regulations (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)+

Securiti.ai raises $50M Series B led by General Catalyst to modernize data governance, a pain point that’s intensifying with the rise of GDPR-style regulations (Ron Miller/TechCrunch)

Profile of Miranda Sissons, hired by Facebook last November as its first human rights chief, as Facebook struggles with waves of online hate against minorities (Joshua Brustein/Bloomberg)+

Profile of Miranda Sissons, hired by Facebook last November as its first human rights chief, as Facebook struggles with waves of online hate against minorities (Joshua Brustein/Bloomberg)

Chainalysis: in 2019, hackers successfully breached 11 major cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, and stole more than $283M worth of cryptocurrency (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)+

Chainalysis: in 2019, hackers successfully breached 11 major cryptocurrency exchanges, including Binance, and stole more than $283M worth of cryptocurrency (Catalin Cimpanu/ZDNet)

Directly, which helps companies train chatbots by crowdsourcing experts and analyzing usage, raises $20M, led by Samsung NEXT, at a $100M+ valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)+

Directly, which helps companies train chatbots by crowdsourcing experts and analyzing usage, raises $20M, led by Samsung NEXT, at a $100M+ valuation (Ingrid Lunden/TechCrunch)

Advano, which builds battery components using scrap silicon for powerful and longer lasting batteries, raises $18.5M from investors, including Tony Fadell (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)+

Advano, which builds battery components using scrap silicon for powerful and longer lasting batteries, raises $18.5M from investors, including Tony Fadell (Jonathan Shieber/TechCrunch)

Congress sends Sundar Pichai letter requesting YouTube address four concerns on climate misinformation by Feb. 7, including removing videos from recommendations (Jennifer Elias/CNBC)+

Congress sends Sundar Pichai letter requesting YouTube address four concerns on climate misinformation by Feb. 7, including removing videos from recommendations (Jennifer Elias/CNBC)

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