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August 31, 2019, 7:05 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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple launches a free screen replacement program for aluminum models of Watch Series 2 and Series 3 that exhibit a crack along the rounded edge of the screen  —  Apple today announced the launch of a new screen replacement program for Series 2 and Series 3 Apple Watch models, due to cracking issues.
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.
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 …
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
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 …
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 …
More: FinSMEsTweets: @yoda
New York Times:
A look at the growing tensions between food delivery apps like Zomato and Swiggy in India and restaurants frustrated by their steep commissions and discounts  —  Frustrated by the steep commissions and discounts that apps like Zomato and Uber Eats push on restaurants, thousands have started a movement to #Logout from them.
More: PYMNTS.com
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 …
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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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