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September 7, 2019, 9:10 AM

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Fred Sainz / Apple:
Apple accuses Google's Project Zero of stoking fear by creating a “false impression of mass exploitation”, says the sophisticated attack was narrowly focused  —  Last week, Google published a blog about vulnerabilities that Apple fixed for iOS users in February.
Alex Stamos / @alexstamos:
[Thread] Apple's response to Project Zero downplays exploits against an oppressed minority, discounts the risk of other targets, and ends in unseemly marketese  —  Apple's response to the worst known iOS attack in history should be graded somewhere between “disappointing” and “disgusting”. First off, disputing Google's correct use of “indiscriminate” when describing a watering hole attack smacks of “it's ok, it didn't hit white people.” https://twitter.com/...
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Google confirms it has received a civil-investigative demand from the DOJ, requesting records related to prior antitrust investigations  —  Google said Friday that the Justice Department has requested records related to its prior antitrust investigations, marking the tech giant's …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Ronan Farrow / New Yorker:
Leaked documents show MIT Media Lab hid the extent of Jeffrey Epstein's fundraising role, which also involved helping raise $7.5M through donors like Bill Gates  —  New documents show that the M.I.T. Media Lab was aware of Epstein's status as a convicted sex offender, and that Epstein directed contributions …
Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
Court filing: ICE seeks a warrant to compel Apple and Google to provide info on users of Obsidian 4 gun scope app, which has been downloaded 10K+ times  —  Own a rifle?  Got a scope to go with it?  The government might soon know who you are, where you live and how to reach you.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Metasploit framework, an open source tool used by white hat and black hat hackers, releases an exploit for wormable BlueKeep Windows vulnerability on Github  —  The Metasploit module isn't as polished as the EternalBlue exploit.  Still, it's powerful.  —  For months, security practitioners …
Harish Jonnalagadda / Android Central:
Qualcomm says its mid-range Snapdragon 600 and 700 series chipsets in 2020 will feature an integrated 5G modem, lowering the barrier for 5G adoption  —  Qualcomm is putting a 5G modem in Snapdragon 600 and 700 series chipsets.  —  What you need to know  — Qualcomm plans to integrate …
Angela Lashbrook / OneZero:
Amazon has done little to improve Goodreads, which has basically remained a list-making app with design flaws and features that don't help avid readers  —  Despite Amazon's innovation elsewhere, Goodreads has stagnated for 12 years, and its problems are endless
Daniel Cooper / Engadget:
Hands-on with LG's 6.4-inch G8X ThinQ, an upgraded G8 with a secondary display case that transforms LG's flagship into a dual-screen handset  —  The rumors both are, and aren't true.  LG has built a dual-screen smartphone that drops around the same time as Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X …
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Internet Society-supported initiative MANRS has launched Observatory, a web tool for providing insight into how well ISPs comply with routing security standards  —  MANRS Observatory gives a peek inside security issues of Internet routing.  —  When my kids were younger …
Leticia Miranda / BuzzFeed News:
Orthodox Jews from a community in Brooklyn, many of whom lack formal degrees, are making millions from selling on Amazon, balancing traditions and modernity  —  A community of Orthodox Jews prospers by selling products on Amazon — and keeping one foot in modernity and one foot out.

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