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July 22, 2019, 9:50 AM

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Washington Post:
Sources and leaked documents reveal Huawei partnered with a Chinese state-owned firm to help build and maintain the North Korean commercial wireless network  —  Huawei Technologies Co., the Chinese tech giant embroiled in President Trump's trade war with China and blacklisted as a national security threat …
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Equifax will pay at least $650M and potentially significantly more to end an array of state, federal, and consumer claims over the 2017 data breach  —  The credit bureau Equifax will pay at least $650 million and potentially significantly more to end an array of state, federal and consumer claims …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
As matchmaking sites surpass friends and family for finding partners, the burden of finding a partner now rests solely on the individual and can be lonesome  —  My maternal grandparents met through mutual friends at a summer pool party in the suburbs of Detroit shortly after World War II.
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 …
Robert Burnson / Bloomberg:
Google has agreed to settle a lawsuit filed in 2015 accusing it of age discrimination in hiring, paying out $11M across 227 people who joined the class action  —  - Company vows to train employees, managers about discrimination  — Woman who sued interviewed for job with tech titan four times
More: Forbes and Slashdot
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!
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Sennder, which connects commercial businesses with freight carriers, raises $70M Series C led by Lakestar at a valuation in the region of $300M  —  Logistics and the movement of freight from point A to B (and C and beyond) is one of the more antiquated, and less-understood aspects of the world of commerce.
More: Tech.eu and VentureBeat
Timothy B. Lee / Ars Technica:
David Marcus' congressional testimony shows the Libra Association may take a much more hands-on approach towards regulatory compliance than initially envisioned  —  Under pressure from regulators, Facebook is rethinking Libra's design.  —  David Marcus, the head of Facebook's new Calibra payments division …

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