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August 1, 2018, 2:35 PM

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Ryan Gallagher / The Intercept:
Sources and leaked docs: Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and filter search results  —  Google is planning to launch a censored version of its search engine in China that will blacklist websites and search terms about human rights …
Facebook:
Facebook and Instagram add activity dashboards to help people manage their time on social apps  —  Today we are announcing new tools to help people manage their time on Facebook and Instagram: an activity dashboard, a daily reminder and a new way to limit notifications.
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IDC:
IDC: 342M smartphones were shipped worldwide in Q2 2018, down 1.8% YoY from 348.2M, with Huawei passing Apple to ship the second-most smartphones  —  According to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft releases Windows 10 test build with Your Phone app feature for Android 7.0 and above that syncs most recent photos to PCs automatically  —  Microsoft is starting to test its new Your Phone app for Windows 10.  The software maker first unveiled the app back at the company's Build …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Tab S4 with 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 64GB or 256GB options for $650+, shipping on August 10  —  At a small press gathering in Manhattan today, just one week before the company heads over to Brooklyn for its big Galaxy Note 9 event, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet.
Apple:
Christopher Slowe / Reddit:
Reddit says a few employees had their work accounts compromised via 2FA SMS intercepts, leading to a few systems being compromised and some user data leaking  —  TL;DR: A hacker broke into a few of Reddit's systems and managed to access some user data, including some current email addresses …

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