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April 20, 2019, 7:05 AM

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Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
In an Apple memo shown in Apple v. Qualcomm, Apple execs described Qualcomm tech as “the best”, raising questions about Apple's belief in its legal arguments  —  Sealed documents, obtained as part of a trial between the two tech giants, offer a rare window into the decision-making process …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google says it will block any user login attempts from embedded browser frameworks to better prevent man-in-the-middle attacks starting in June  —  Google previously banned logins initiated from browsers where JavaScript had been disabled.  —  Google announced today a security update …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins pleads guilty to entering a conspiracy to distribute the Kronos malware, aiding and abetting its distribution  —  WannaCry hero faces up to ten years in a US prison.  —  Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins, the British security researcher known for stopping …
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
Report: the FBI is investigating a ransomware attack that took The Weather Channel off the air for 90 minutes amid severe weather in the southeastern US  —  Down for more than an hour  —  The Weather Channel was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday, briefly taking a live TV program off the air …
Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Sources: macOS 10.15 to get Siri Shortcuts support for Marzipan apps, Screen Time, and a new Apple ID management panel  —  Apple is working on bringing the Mac and iOS closer together with the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13.  Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and more are expected …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
A profile of Zoom and its founder Eric Yuan, who led Webex's engineering group at Cisco before leaving to build the video conferencing company  —  Zoom CEO Eric Yuan cut an unlikely figure as he addressed the cheering throng in the moments before ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq …
Dave Gershgorn / Quartz:
A look at a heated discussion about diversity, reminiscent of Google's Damore incident, on an internal Microsoft board for communications with CEO Satya Nadella  —  Some Microsoft employees are openly questioning whether diversity is important, in a lengthy discussion on an internal online …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Sources: FTC probe into Facebook's privacy practices is also looking at past statements by Zuckerberg and weighing whether to seek oversight of his leadership  —  Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive …
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Facebook updates a March blog post to say it stored passwords of millions of Instagram users in plain text, not tens of thousands as first announced  —  This number is much, much bigger than Facebook originally shared.  —  On the same morning Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report …
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