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August 30, 2019, 12:05 PM

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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 …
Wired:
For two years, a handful of websites hacked thousands of iPhones that visited them, getting access to live location data, photos, contacts, and even passwords  —  For two years, a handful of websites have indiscriminately hacked thousands of iPhones.  —  Hacking the iPhone has long …
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.
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”
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 …
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
Mark Di Stefano / BuzzFeed:
YouTube reinstated channels belonging to a European white nationalist and a British nationalist, calling the removal of their channels a “wrong call”  —  The video platform said it was a “mistake” to remove the channels of Martin Sellner and another far-right personality known as …
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