News of Note—BlackBerry’s patents, Stingray eavesdropping, Apple’s new AI chief and more

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Apple has hired Google’s top artificial intelligence executive. (Pixabay)

Here are the stories we’re following today:

> According to a new report, the U.S. government acknowledged that foreign powers are using “Stingrays” to eavesdrop on cell phone communications in Washington, D.C. AP article

> BlackBerry is arguing that Snap infringes on some of its patents. MWL article

> According to a new report, Apple is working on a new iPhone screen that’s curved and doesn’t require users to touch it. Bloomberg article

> A tower technician fell to his death while working in Mississippi, according to a new report. Inside Towers article

> Samsung said it opened its new Samsung Design Innovation Center in San Francisco. Release

> Apple has hired Google’s top artificial intelligence executive, John Giannandrea. NYT article

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