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August 30, 2019, 7:10 AM

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Ian Beer / Project Zero:
An in-depth look at five iOS exploit chains that were used in hacked websites for carrying out watering hole attacks against devices running iOS 10 through 12  —  Project Zero's mission is to make 0-day hard.  We often work with other companies to find and report security vulnerabilities …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft starts testing a more desktop-like Windows 10 tablet mode for 2-in-1 convertible PCs, and a cloud download option to reset and restore Windows 10 PCs  —  Aimed at 2-in-1 devices  —  Microsoft is planning to redesign the tablet experience for Windows 10.
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.
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
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.
Bloomberg:
Highlights from Jack Ma and Elon Musk's discussion about AI in Shanghai, where Musk sounded the alarm and Ma argued humans would prevail  —  - Tesla's Elon Musk holds public debate with Alibaba's Jack Ma  — Ma says AI isn't a threat, Musk responds “famous last words”
Samantha Cole / VICE:
Adult film producer Bang Bros says it has bought PornWikiLeaks.com, a forum devoted to doxxing and harassing porn performers, and is shutting it down  —  PornWikiLeaks was a forum devoted to revealing the names and personal information of porn performers, including several in the Girls Do Porn trial.
More: Inquirer and Mashable
Josh Eidelson / Bloomberg:
Uber and Lyft pledge $60M for a CA ballot measure declaring their drivers non-employees, if AB 5 bill, which hinders classifying drivers as contractors, passes  —  - Ballot proposal would counteract proposed California rule  — Deal offers drivers some perks, keeps contractor status
Ashley Carman / The Verge:
Podcasts are being review-bombed in coordinated campaigns aimed at putting thousands of one-star reviews on their Apple Podcasts pages; hosts have no recourse  —  Justin Drown's true crime podcast, Obscura, always seemed to garner positive reviews.  For the first year he hosted the show …

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