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Mark Hurd, one of the CEOs at Oracle, has died at the age of 62 according to Larry Ellison, Chairman and CTO at Oracle. Under his leadership, the company's share price increased by 37%.
Canonical has announced the release of Ubuntu 19.10. This is the final version before Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is due next April. Ubuntu 19.10 comes with GNOME 3.34, ZFS support, and Linux kernel 5.3.
The UK government has shelved plans to introduce age checks for those wanting to view porn online. Instead, a regulator will ensure porn sites deliver a duty of care to improve online safety.
Germany has announced that it will allow Huawei hardware into its 5G networks. The move, according to mobile carriers, will mean customers get 5G sooner and excess costs are avoided.
Roku has announced that Apple TV is available from the Roku Channel Store. The launch caused Roku's stock price to rise by 10%. From November 1, users will be able to consume Apple TV+ content too.
The privacy search engine, DuckDuckGo, has announced a couple of new features. It has refined the dark theme and included OS theme detection. There are new servers in India to boost speed too.
The Tor Project has announced the availability of OnionShare 2.2. With the new update, users can now share and receive files and even host their own Onion site accessible via the Tor Browser.
Google has launched online debit card payments through Google Pay in Brazil. Due to fraud, some online retailers don't allow debit cards, with this announcement, Google enables debit cards to be used.
The G7 has drafted a new report that will be presented to finance ministers this week during a meeting. It looks at the dangers of stablecoins, like Libra, and highlights what needs to be addressed.
The Libra Association has lost its backing from Mastercard, Visa, eBay, and Stripe. Facebook said it was a short term blow, but in a way, liberating. The firms could return once regulation is sorted.
A new report from a House of Commons committee in the UK has found that drones pose a disproportionate danger to helicopters than other aircraft. Contributors recommended new legislation in response.
Waymo has announced via e-mail that it plans to begin operating fully self-driving vehicles, without safety drivers, in Phoenix, Arizona in the near future. It's unclear how many vehicles there'll be.
Huawei and the Swiss telecomm, Sunrise, have announced that they've recorded downlink speeds of 3.67Gbps, the fastest that they've recorded to date. It's unclear when customers will benefit.
Sensor Tower has revealed that Call of Duty Mobile has set records in terms of total downloads, beating the likes of Fortnite and PUBG. It also earned more first-week revenue than those two games.