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Fox Technology newsOct 18, 2019
Apple CEO Tim Cook meets with Chinese regulators after pulling controversial app
Apple CEO Tim Cook has met with Chinese regulators after the tech giant pulled a controversial app from its app store earlier this month.

Mac RumorsOct 18, 2019
Google Pixel 4's Face Unlock Feature Works With Eyes Closed, Sparking Security Concerns
Google has ignited security concerns over the facial authentication system in its new Pixel 4 smartphone by admitting that it will unlock the device even when the user's eyes are shut.
— Chris Fox (@thisisFoxx) October 15, 2019

TechCrunchOct 18, 2019
Daily Crunch: Zuckerberg has thoughts on free speech
The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch's roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you'd like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Zuckerberg on Chinese censorship: Is that the internet we want? The Facebook CEO spoke yesterday at Georgetown University, sharing his thoughts […]

GizmodoOct 18, 2019
Pixel 4's Face Unlock Works When Your Eyes Are Closed; What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
Not to be outdone by Apple's Face ID, Google's equipped its upcoming fourth generation of Pixel phones with facial recognition tech so that all you need is that adorable mug to access your device. And, just like its competitor, Google still seems to be working out the kinks. Unlocking your Pixel 4 may be a bit too…


Reuters TechnologyOct 18, 2019
Apple's Cook meets China regulator after pulling Hong Kong app
Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook met the chief of China's market regulator in Beijing on Thursday, the Chinese agency said, a week after the U.S. firm was thrust into the midst of political tensions between the mainland and protesters in Hong Kong.

New York Times TechOct 18, 2019
Mark Hurd, Co-Chief Executive of Oracle, Is Dead at 62
Mr. Hurd, who previously ran Hewlett-Packard and other technology businesses, had stepped aside last month from Oracle for health reasons.

GizmodoOct 18, 2019
U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System
The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy disk storage systems.


GizmodoOct 18, 2019
A Bug Lets Any Fingerprint Unlock the Galaxy S10 and Note 10, and Samsung Blames Phone Covers
After a British couple discovered that their Galaxy S10 could be unlocked by anyone's fingerprints, Samsung has now provided an official statement explaining the issue and advising late model Galaxy phone owners on what to do.


Reuters TechnologyOct 18, 2019
Snakes and ladders: SoftBank Vision Fund's climbing, sliding valuations
The $100 billion Vision Fund of Japan's SoftBank Group Corp has in just over two years burned through much of its capital investing in money-losing, late-stage tech startups in areas as varied as autonomous driving, healthcare and finance.

Factbox: Snakes and ladders - SoftBank Vision Fund's climbing, sliding valuations (Reuters Technology)

Reuters TechnologyOct 17, 2019
Accel leads $77 million funding round for fintech firm Galileo
Galileo Financial Technologies, a company whose technology handles back-office functions for payment industry startups, said on Thursday it raised $77 million in a series A funding round led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Accel, one of the early investors in Facebook.

Galileo Financial raises $77 million for its fintech services that were 19 years in the making (TechCrunch)

ResearchBuzzOct 17, 2019
LGBTQ Ireland, Tech in Textiles, Twitter, More: Thursday ResearchBuzz, October 17, 2019
NEW RESOURCES Silicon Republic: Cork's unique LGBTQ history preserved forever in digital repository. "Documents detailing the history of LGBTQ activism in Cork, including newspaper articles and photos, have been added to the […]

Reuters TechnologyOct 17, 2019
Lebanon scraps WhatsApp fee amid violent protests
Demonstrators and police clashed in Lebanon on Thursday as thousands of people rallied against the government's handling of an economic crisis, in one of the biggest protests the country has seen in years.

PC World Latest NewsOct 17, 2019
Six-month-old Galaxy S10 bug lets strangers bypass your fingerprint scan, Samsung admits
The Galaxy S10 should be free of bugs by this point, but Samsung has admitted that a pretty big one is still out there. According to the company, some third-party screen protectors could allow anyone to bypass your in-display fingerprint authentication.

The bug was first reported by The Sun in the UK, who was tipped off by a reader. After Lisa Neilson, from Castleford, West Yorks, bought a cheap "gel cover" to protect her Galaxy S10's screen, she quickly learned that she could use any of her fingers to unlock it, despite only registering her right thumb. Her husband was also able to unlock her phone with an unregistered fingerprint. After calling Samsung, the company admitted it was a security bug and said it would investigate the problem.

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Reuters TechnologyOct 17, 2019
Abu Dhabi's Mubadala eyes debt market, weighs SoftBank's Vision Fund 2: CEO
Abu Dhabi state investor Mubadala Investment Co will be looking at the debt markets over the next few weeks amid attractive market conditions, said the fund's Chief Executive.

TechCrunchOct 17, 2019
Microsoft accessibility grants go out to companies aiming to improve tech for people with disabilities
The tech world has a lot to offer those with disabilities, but it can be hard to get investors excited about the accessibility space. That's why Microsoft's AI for Accessibility grants are so welcome: equity-free Azure credits and cash for companies looking to adapt AI to the needs of those with disabilities. The company just announced ten more, including education for the blind startup ObjectiveEd.

Reuters TechnologyOct 17, 2019
'Panama Papers' law firm sues Netflix over film based on scandal
Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm at the center of the "Panama Papers" scandal, has filed a lawsuit against Netflix Inc over its new movie based on the case, accusing the video streaming company of defamation and seeking to stop the film's release.
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