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August 27, 2019, 9:10 AM

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Casey Newton / The Verge:
Sources: Facebook is testing Threads, a messaging app for Instagram that lets users automatically share status, location, battery life, more with Close Friends  —  The app promotes sharing your status, location, and more with your closest friends  —  Facebook is developing …
Jim Waterson / The Guardian:
BBC says it will launch a voice assistant called Beeb next year, that will understand British accents and be built into its website and iPlayer app on smart TVs  —  Corporation recording voices of staff across UK to help Beeb software understand accents  —  The BBC is preparing to launch …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Apple releases iOS 12.4.1 to patch a bug, inadvertently reintroduced in iOS 12.4, which allowed up-to-date iPhones to be jailbroken for the first time in years  —  The company released a patch to fix a dangerous bug on Monday, a week after hackers had released a jailbreak for fully patched iPhones.
Yogita Khatri / The Block:
Swiss financial regulator FINMA issues banking licenses to SEBA Crypto and Sygnum, the first time it's done so for “pure-play blockchain service providers”  —  Switzerland's Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has issued banking and securities dealers' licenses …
Emily Baumgaertner / Los Angeles Times:
Source: DHS exposed sensitive data from a bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website for over a decade, despite warnings, before being secured in May  —  The Department of Homeland Security stored sensitive data from the nation's bioterrorism defense program on an insecure website …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Axonius, which helps companies keep track of their enterprise assets like clouds, computers, and devices, on their network, raises $20M Series B led by OpenView  —  Cybersecurity asset management startup Axonius has raised $20 million in its second round of funding this year.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sensor Tower: daily US downloads required to reach No. 1 on the App Store Top Charts for non-game apps is 94K, down ~30% since 2016, but 174K for games, up ~47%  —  With the App Store's big makeover in fall 2017, Apple attempted to shift consumers' attention away from the Top Charts and more toward editorial content.
Nathaniel Mott / Tom's Hardware:
GlobalFoundries sues TSMC in the US and Germany, alleges infringement of 16 patents and seeks processor import bans that could affect Nvidia and Apple  —  GlobalFoundries (GF) today announced that it filed lawsuits against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) …
Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
VMware announces updates to its digital workspace platform, Workspace One, including a new AI-powered virtual assistant powered in partnership with IBM Watson  —  VMware is also updating the digital workplace platform with expanded endpoint management services, new multi-cloud support …

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