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September 1, 2019, 1:05 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  —  It appears to be the same group that went after YouTubers  —  Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's Twitter account was hacked on Friday afternoon …
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 …
Ian Beer / Project Zero:
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.
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.
Sarah Holder / The Atlantic:
Apps for reporting cars that block bike lanes can help even the balance of power between cyclists and drivers, but they also have troubling privacy implications  —  Apps that track bike-lane offenders help cyclists feel a sense of agency.  But they also encourage city residents to surveil one another's movements.
Ionut Ilascu / BleepingComputer:
A look at the Sodinokibi ransomware, which quickly gained a reputation among cybercriminals since its discovery, and recently hit 20+ local Texas governments  —  Relatively new on the ransomware scene, Sodinokibi has already made impressive profits for its administrators and affiliates …
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.

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