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July 21, 2019, 7:55 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 …
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.
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!
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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Tim Merel / VentureBeat:
Report: of the $5.4B invested in AR and VR in the last 12 months to Q2 2019, Chinese companies raised over 2.5x more money than North American counterparts  —  If today's AR/VR investment/merger-and-acquisition dynamics continue, there could be a window of one year to 18 months for corporate and VC …

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