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August 6, 2019, 8:25 AM

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Thomas Kaplan / New York Times:
Since January, Trump's campaign has posted 2,000+ immigration-focused Facebook ads that use the word “invasion”; report suggests the ads cost $1.25M  —  Some of President Trump's re-election ads have repeated his inflammatory claims about an “invasion” on the southern border …
Aja Romano / Vox:
8chan struggles to stay up after Cloudflare quit servicing it; 8chan appears to have switched domain registrars to Epik, now hobbled by one of its own vendors  —  Protesters hold a rally against gun violence outside of New York Public Library in response to recent mass shootings in El Paso …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
The Apple Card, issued in partnership with Goldman Sachs, begins a preview rollout to randomly selected US customers today  —  Wide availability by the end of the month  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook said the Apple Card would arrive in August on the company's last earnings call, and here it is …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it blocked Russia-linked hacking group Fancy Bear from using compromised IoT devices to breach enterprise networks in April  —  Microsoft said it detected Strontium (APT28) targeting VoIP phones, printers, and video decoders.  —  One of Russia's elite state-sponsored hacking groups …
VICE:
Sources: on Google's internal forum, a memo viewed by 10,000+ alleges retaliation by managers for being pregnant and that things got worse when HR was contacted  —  The memo, titled “I'm Not Returning to Google After Maternity Leave, and Here is Why," has been read by more than 10,000 employees at the company.
Politico:
A look at the 14 US states that used paperless voting machines in 2018, which experts say can easily be hacked, and the slow and uneven efforts to replace them  —  Paperless voting devices are a gaping weakness in the patchwork U.S. election system, security experts say.
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
IBM says cyberattacks against industrial targets have doubled in the last six months; when an enterprise is hit, 12,000+ workstations are damaged on average  —  12,000 workstations on average will be damaged in cases of destructive malware.  —  Cyberattacks designed to cause damage …
Charlie Osborne / ZDNet:
Microsoft debuts Azure Security Lab, to let researchers test Azure infrastructure in a contained environment, and expands Azure bug bounty rewards up to $40K  —  Researchers can earn up to $40,000 for reporting Azure vulnerabilities.  —  Microsoft is pushing for enhanced security …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Android Security Bulletin for August 2019 patches QualPwn bugs that could have allowed attackers to compromise devices with Qualcomm chips over a Wi-Fi network  —  Patches for the QualPwn vulnerabilities have been released earlier today by both Qualcomm and the Android team.
Ari Levy / CNBC:
As US-China trade tensions rise, shares of Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Alphabet, and Facebook dropped between 3% and 5.2% Monday, losing a combined $162B in value  —  KEY POINTS  — Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Alphabet and Facebook each lost more than 3% on Monday, wiping out over $160 billion in shareholder value.
Adele Peters / Fast Company:
Google says that by 2020 all shipments going to or from customers will be carbon neutral; by 2022, all Made by Google products will include recycled materials  —  The company announced today that by 2022, all “Made by Google” products will include recycled materials.

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