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August 31, 2019, 2:20 AM

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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  —  It appears to be the same group that went after YouTubers  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon …
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 …
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Josh Dzieza / The Verge:
Some sellers are hijacking listings of discontinued Amazon private-label products to sell their own wares, using the pages' old reviews to appear trustworthy  —  Under the surface, Amazon is a scene of constant warfare.  A growing share of goods on the platform are sold by third parties, who compete viciously for limited real estate.
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 …
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 …
Ian Beer / Project Zero:
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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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.

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