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July 9, 2019, 3:01 AM

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Adam Mosseri / Instagram:
Instagram is rolling out warnings to users about to post an offensive comment, starts testing Restrict, an option to block abusive users without notifying them  —  Our mission is to connect you with the people and things you love, which only works if people feel comfortable expressing themselves on Instagram.
Jonathan Leitschuh / Medium:
Researcher discloses zero-day exploit in Zoom's Mac client that lets any malicious site force a user into a Zoom call with video enabled without user permission  —  A vulnerability in the Mac Zoom Client allows any malicious website to enable your camera without your permission.
BBC:
UK's ICO fines British Airways a record £183M fine for the data breach in 2018 that affected ~500K customers  —  British Airways is facing a record fine of £183m for last year's breach of its security systems.  —  The airline, owned by IAG, says it is “surprised and disappointed” …
Mike Davidson / Mike Industries:
Superhuman still allows spying, even after last week's privacy fixes, as recipients of Superhuman emails don't know their actions are tracked or sent to senders  —  Last week was a good week for privacy.  Or was it?  —  It took an article I almost didn't publish and tens of thousands …
New York Times:
Tech workers aiming to unionize face challenges, as some managers dismiss organizers and some companies have the resources to settle labor cases brought to them  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In February, about a dozen employees at a small technology company called NPM embarked on an effort …
Alfred Ng / CNET:
Researchers: 1300+ Android apps were gathering location data even when permission was denied; Google says it will address the issue in Android Q later this year  —  Permissions on Android apps are intended to be gatekeepers for how much data your device gives up.
Angel Au-Yeung / Forbes:
Sources describe a toxic work environment at Bumble co-founder Andrey Andreev's other dating app, Badoo, which has 60M users and shares London HQ with Bumble  —  Even for an afternoon business meeting, Andrey Andreev, the world's top online dating tycoon, dresses like he's headed to a nightclub …
Bloomberg:
Sources detail how Facebook tracked and fought hoaxes about itself using a tool called Stormchaser; Facebook says it stopped using the tool in mid-2018  —  Polling data and secretive projects - ‘Stormchaser’ and 'Night's Watch' - helped the social media giant track public sentiment, and respond to it

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