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August 30, 2019, 5:55 PM

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Julia Alexander / The Verge:
Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hacked on Friday, possibly by a group that calls themselves the Chuckle Squad, which posted a number of racist tweets  —  Appears to be the same group who went after YouTubers  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was seemingly hacked on Friday afternoon …
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 …
MacRumors:
The code in an internal build of iOS 13 shows how Apple's Tile-like tracking device will work, including location based alerts and using AR to find items  —  Apple is developing a Tile-like accessory that will help users keep track of their personal belongings, such as their keys, wallets …
Margaret Harding McGill / Politico:
Source: Google has agreed to pay between $150M and $200M to resolve an FTC investigation into YouTube over alleged violations of federal privacy laws for kids  —  Google has agreed to pay between $150 and $200 million to resolve an FTC investigation into YouTube over alleged violations …
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 …
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”
Miriam Gottfried / Wall Street Journal:
Alphabet, Sidewalk Labs, and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan launch a holding company; sources: it will invest in tech-enabled infra projects requiring $100M+  —  Google parent, subsidiary Sidewalk Labs and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan are launching an infrastructure holding company
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Credit Sesame, which helps consumers rebalance existing debts and improve credit scores, raises $43M in equity and debt, bringing the total raised to $110M  —  Household debt in the US continues to rise and as of this year now stands at nearly $14 billion.  Now, one of the startups that's building tools …
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