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September 2, 2019, 8:10 AM

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Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Sources: a number of recently disclosed malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were designed to target Uyghur Muslims in China  —  A number of malicious websites used to hack into iPhones over a two-year period were targeting Uyghur Muslims, TechCrunch has learned.
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Sources: Android and Windows have also been targeted by the websites that sought to infect iPhones of Uighur ethnic minority in China  —  The unprecedented attack on Apple iPhones revealed by Google this week was broader than first thought.  Multiple sources with knowledge of the situation …
Saritha Rai / Bloomberg:
Inside Foxconn's manufacturing facilities in India, where it operates two plants and has plans for two more as it looks to diversify its operations beyond China  —  On a steamy summer morning, dozens of buses pull up outside a cluster of low-slung, blue buildings in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Jake Newby / RADII:
Viral Chinese deepfake app Zao, which lets users put themselves in pre-selected scenes from popular movies and soap operas, sparks privacy concerns  —  The launch of deepfake-style face swap app ZAO has seen it leap up the download charts in China, but it's also raising a host of privacy concerns
BuzzFeed News:
How Amazon's subcontracted delivery network allows it to shed responsibility for exploitative working conditions and accidents caused while delivering packages  —  Deaths and devastating injuries.  A litany of labor violations.  Drivers forced to urinate in their vans.
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.
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
French police, with help from Avast, hijack and neutralize a cryptocurrency mining botnet that controlled ~850,000 infected Windows PCs with Retadup malware  —  In a rare feat, French police have hijacked and neutralized a massive cryptocurrency mining botnet controlling close to a million infected computers.
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 …
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Stephanie Condon / ZDNet:
Swiss banking software company Temenos to acquire Kony, an Austin-based bank-focused mobile app development business, for $559M plus an earn-out of $21M  —  The Switzerland-based banking software company is aiming to step up its presence in the US, where addressable market for digital front office banking software is $9 billion.
Gregor Hohpe / Martin Fowler:
A closer look at software architecture lock-in, which many developers consider their archenemy, in its many forms like vendor lock-in, product lock-in, and more  —  A significant share of architectural energy is spent on reducing or avoiding lock-in.  That's a rather noble objective …

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