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August 29, 2019, 10:25 AM

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Apple:
Apple announces a new repair program in the US that will expand access to genuine iPhone repair parts for independent repair businesses  —  New Independent Repair Provider Program Expands Genuine Parts Access to More Repair Businesses  —  Cupertino, California — Apple today announced a new repair program …
Reuters:
Google says temporary reprieve the US issued for Huawei, that lets it use licensed Google apps, doesn't apply to new products like the upcoming Mate 30 flagship  —  NEW YORK/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Huawei Technologies plans to forge ahead with the launch of new high-end smartphones in Europe …
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple announces changes to its Siri audio clip review process, making it opt-in for users, bringing the work in-house, and saying it won't retain recordings  —  The top line news is that Apple is making changes to the way that Siri audio review, or ‘grading’ works across all of its devices.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Microsoft says it supports the addition of its proprietary exFAT file system to the Linux kernel and expects the Linux community to submit a conformant version  —  Microsoft today announced it is supporting the addition of its exFAT file system to the Linux kernel.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Bangalore-based Vedantu, which operates an interactive online tutoring service, raises $42M Series C led by Tiger Global and WestBridge Capital  —  Vedantu, a Bangalore-based startup that operates an online tutoring service, today announced it has raised $42 million as it races to expand …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Analysis of Apple's supply chain data shows that, despite some diversification into India and Brazil, Apple's dependence on China has deepened since 2015  —  (Reuters) - Tapping factories in Brazil and India has not lessened Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) dependence on China, the company's supply chain data shows …
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Interview with Partnership on AI's Terah Lyons on AI ethics, the organization's potential for being an “ethics washing” operation for tech giants, and more  —  There's no organization in the world quite like the Partnership on AI.  —  Formed in September 2016 by a coalition …

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