Good morning! Here’s the tech news you need to know to start your week.
1. Facebook’s chief security officer hit back at people criticising the company over fake news and ads. Alex Stamos says critics are often referring to “stereotypes” and strawmen.
2. Tesla is delaying its reveal of its electric semi-truck. Elon Musk says the company is focusing on struggling Model 3 production instead.
3. Hackers broke into Amazon’s cloud to mine bitcoin. Attackers used the Amazon Web Services accounts of companies Aviva and Gemalto.
4. Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried that the company doesn’t care about them any more. There is a perception that it is shifting its focus away from consumers.
5. Samsung’s next Galaxy Note phone may have a key feature Apple reportedly had to drop from the iPhone X. It might have a fingerprint scanner embedded under the screen.
6. Facebook is going to manually vet political adverts before they go live. The social network is in the firing line over its ad platform.
7. Google is going to use balloons to provide cell service for Puerto Rico, Reuters reports. Project Loon uses high-altitude balloons to provide internet coverage.
8. AOL is closing down AIM after 20 years. The instant messaging service is finally being shuttered.
9. Professional translators aren’t worried about Google’s language-translating headphones. Pixel Buds can translate 40 different languages on the fly.
10. More and more Android phone makers want to copy Apple and use facial recognition tech. That’s according to a new research note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, as reported by MacRumors.
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