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July 20, 2019, 2:15 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 …
AnnaMaria Andriotis / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Equifax is nearing a ~$700M settlement to resolve federal and state probes and a national class-action lawsuit over the breach disclosed in Sept. 2017  —  Credit-reporting firm nears deal to settle investigations into 2017 hack that exposed millions of Americans' personal data
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 …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
Some publishers are demanding Audible to exclude their audiobooks from Captions, Audible's upcoming AI-powered transcriptions feature, citing copyright claims  —  Some are asking for their books to be withheld from the feature  —  Earlier this week, Audible revealed that it was working …
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
How Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are racing for dominance as cloud platforms for game streaming, as the gaming industry is set to generate $152B in 2019  —  Streaming video games promises to be an all-out brawl among companies with the internet infrastructure to back it up.  At stake?
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 …

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