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July 21, 2019, 10:20 PM

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Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Report details the activities of Apple's New Product Security team, created after a major iPhone 5c leak, which is now increasing focus on CAD schematics leaks  —  An article from the Information today covers a breakdown of the lengths that factory workers have gone to get parts of unreleased iPhones …
Andrew Liptak / The Verge:
A new set of Pixel 4 leaked images and a series of renders show it will have a large forehead bezel for a variety of sensors and front-facing cameras  —  A lot of space to cover up  —  A new set of leaked images of Google's forthcoming Pixel 4 smartphone have surfaced on the web …
Andy Newman / New York Times:
A reporter describes his and others' experiences delivering food on bikes for apps like Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Postmates in New York City  —  I had just started my lunch shift when the phone pinged: Uber Eats, pickup at Cocina del Sur on West 38th Street in Manhattan, five blocks away.  Great!
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google's Area 120 debuts Byteboard, a job interview tool that lets candidates choose their coding environment and work on projects from design to implementation  —  Area 120, Google's lab for experimental projects, is launching Byteboard today, a new tool that aims to make the technical …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Hackers breached SyTech, a contractor for Russia's FSB, and stole 7.5TB of data about its projects for the agency, including one for deanonymizing Tor traffic  —  SyTech, the hacked company, was working on research projects for the FSB, Russia's intelligence service.
Louise Lucas / Financial Times:
Analysis of factors that have slowed the tech boom in China, where VC deals in the IT sector have declined from a peak of $26.4B in Q2 2018 to $2.2B in Q2 2019  —  From Xiamen to Shanghai mass graveyards of dirty bikes, all twisted frames and busted axles and handlebars …
Megan Rose Dickey / TechCrunch:
Lyft deployed its dockless e-bikes in SF on Friday, after the city granted it an interim permit; Lyft sued SF in June alleging exclusivity contract violations  —  When tech companies sue cities, it's rare to see a resolution — albeit a temporary one — in favor of the tech company happen so quickly, if at all.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Zefr sells its video rights-management tech, RightsID and ChannelID, to Vobile in ~$90M deal and will refocus on its contextual-advertising service for YouTube  —  Vobile Group, a video protection and measurement company, announced a deal to acquire Zefr's RightsID copyright-management …

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