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August 29, 2019, 3:20 PM

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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 …
Matthew Gault / VICE:
Infowars' War Room relaunched its YouTube channel a day after Susan Wojcicki's letter to creators; YouTube deleted the channel after reports of its relaunch  —  “A commitment to openness is not easy.  It sometimes means leaving up content that is outside the mainstream, controversial, or even offensive," YouTube's CEO said.
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
In the UK, YouTube says it is experimenting with an algorithm change that can reduce the views of “borderline content” from recommendations by 50%  —  Views via recommendations of such ‘borderline’ videos were halved in similar US trial  —  YouTube is experimenting …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple announces an event on September 10 in Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park, where new iPhones are expected  —  Apple today sent out media invites for its annual iPhone-centric event that will be held on Tuesday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. at the Steve Jobs Theater at the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California.
James Thorne / GeekWire:
Indictment of the Capital One hacker alleges that she used exploited servers of Capital One and those of over 30 other companies to mine cryptocurrency  —  Updated with Vodafone statement.  —  A federal grand jury indicted Paige Thompson, a former Amazon engineer, on multiple counts …
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 …
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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google expands bug bounty program to Play apps with 100M+ installs and launches a bug bounty program for data abuses in Android apps and Chrome extensions  —  Google, which has already paid security researchers over $15 million since launching its bug bounty program in 2010 …
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.

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