10 things in tech you need to know today

Business Insider | 1/15/2019 | Shona Ghosh
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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.

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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.

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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's chief operating officer, Jeff Williams, said Qualcomm wouldn't provide chips for the 2018 iPhone after Apple sued. Speaking during the ongoing antitrust trial against Qualcomm, Williams indicated that Apple was forced to use Intel chips for its latest crop of iPhones.

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