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July 19, 2019, 9:00 PM

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Washington Post:
Sources: the FTC has finalized a multimillion dollar settlement with Google in an investigation into YouTube for violating federal data privacy laws for kids  —  The Federal Trade Commission has finalized a settlement with Google in its investigation into YouTube for violating federal kids …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Chrome and Firefox extensions with up to 4M installs leaked sensitive data, including names and passwords, to marketing intelligence service Nacho Analytics  —  Have your tax returns, Nest videos, and medical info been made public?  —  When we use browsers to make medical appointments …
Wang Zichen / Xinhua News Agency:
Huawei says its homegrown Hongmeng operating system is not for smartphones or an alternative to Android, but is for industrial use instead  —  Huawei board member and senior Vice President Catherine Chen said here on Thursday that the company's Hongmeng operating system is not for smartphones …
Washington Post:
The panic over FaceApp highlighted how public attitudes about the internet have changed amid a widespread reckoning over data privacy and election interference  —  Shortly after the playful photo-transforming FaceApp went viral Wednesday as the most downloaded smartphone app in America …
Financial Times:
Sources: NSO Group claims it can read authentication tokens on phones infected with its spyware to access victims' data on iCloud and other cloud services  —  The Israeli company whose spyware hacked WhatsApp has told buyers its technology can surreptitiously scrape all of an individual's data …
Shannon Vavra / CyberScoop:
Former NSA contractor Harold Martin sentenced to nine years in prison for the theft of 50TB+ of classified government files  —  Former NSA contractor Harold T. Martin was sentenced Friday to 9 years in prison for his role in a massive theft of classified documents.
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Tim Ingham / Rolling Stone:
A look at 5 initiatives Spotify has abandoned: original video content, its hateful conduct policy, Spotify apps, direct music distribution, and Spotify Running  —  While it's common for tech companies to test out new ideas in public, the streaming giant has done so more than most

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