Daily Crunch: Telegram faces new conflict in China

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1. Telegram faces DDoS conflict in China… again

The renouned encrypted messaging use Telegram is once again being strike with a distributed rejection of use (DDoS) conflict in Asia as protestors in Hong Kong take to a streets.

As they demeanour to hedge notice measures by supervision officials, Telegram is one of a collection that organizers have incited to. Four years ago, a identical conflict struck a company’s service, only as China was initiating a crackdown on tellurian rights lawyers in a country.

2. Bird confirms merger of Scoot

This merger means Bird might finally get to work common electric scooters in San Francisco.

3. LaLiga fined $280K for soccer app’s privacy-violating view mode

Users of a LaLiga app were angry to learn a smartphone program does rather some-more than uncover minute-by-minute explanation of football matches: It can use a microphone and GPS of fans’ phones to record their vicinity in a bid to brand bars that are unofficially streaming games.

4. Google leaks a possess phone

Details of a Pixel 4 have been swirling around this week, so Google motionless to only trickle a pattern of a subsequent phone around a central Twitter account, divulgence a backplate and new camera procedure on a smartphone.

5. NFC gets a lot some-more absolute in iOS 13

This opens adult a operation of new focus possibilities, Apple said, including a ability to emanate apps that review passports and contactless intelligent cards and correlate with NFC-enabled hardware.

6. Facebook collected device information on 187,000 users regulating criminialized snooping app

The amicable media hulk pronounced in a minute to Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s bureau — that TechCrunch performed — that it collected information on 31,000 users in a U.S., including 4,300 teenagers. The rest of a collected information came from users in India.

7. Uber’s annual drifting cab limit reveals Uber Air has a ways to go

We talked to Uber Director of Engineering for Energy Storage Systems Celina Mikolajczak during a company’s third annual Elevate Summit in Washington, D.C. this week. (Extra Crunch membership required.)