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What’s Making Headlines In The Tech World Today

Jay Z's streaming service Tidal is under investigation in Norway. Harry How/Getty
Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.
1. Facebook's business model is under scrutiny in Germany, where a local regulator will reportedly order the social network to stop collecting certain user data. German authorities don't like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites.
2. Norwegian authorities are investigating allegations that Tidal's streaming numbers for Beyonce and Kanye West albums were inflated. Play counts were allegedly over-reported to make the streaming service seem more popular than it actually is.
3. US police can't force people to unlock their phones with their face or finger, according to a ruling by a federal judge. Forbes reported that it's a landmark decision to protect people's privacy.
4. Snap's 'infamous' head of HR is the latest executive to..

Good day techies. Heard the latest going on in the tech world today? We’ve got it all packaged in one piece for you.  This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday.

1.  Facebook’s illegal data collection hits a hurdle in Germany

German authorities don’t like the way Facebook collects information about people via WhatsApp and Instagram and third-party sites.

2. Tidal, Jay-Z’ s Music Streaming Platform Is Being Investigated By Norwegian Authorities

Play counts were allegedly over-reported to make the streaming service seem more popular than it actually is.

3. US Police Can’t Force People To Unlock Their Devices With Their Face Or Finger; rules a federal judge. Forbes reported that it’s a landmark decision to protect people’s privacy.

4. Snap’s ‘infamous’ Head Of HR Is The Latest Executive To Leave The Company. Jason G. Halbert would reportedly share dubious stories with staff about everything from how he masturbated during his time in the military to his run-ins with organized crime in Mexico.

5. Apple COO Gives Reason Why Apple Opted For Intel Corp Modems Instead Of Qualcomm’s

Speaking during the ongoing antitrust trial against Qualcomm, Jeff Williams indicated that Apple was forced to use Intel chips for its latest crop of iPhones.

6. Google Is Launching RCS, A Potential Successor To SMS, On Its Virtual Mobile Network Google Fi.

Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile have already rolled out the new standard.

7. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says there are two new kinds of software that are going to change everything for businesses.

One category will track the performance of products as customers use them, and the other will add a layer of AI to predict occurrences like breakages.

8. Intel is still looking for a new CEO after Brian Krzanich was ousted in the summer of 2018 over an affair. The board is reportedly lining up candidates in the hope of finding someone by January 24.

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