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September 6, 2019, 8:10 PM

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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/...
Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Internal documents reveal Apple's guidelines for rewriting Siri's responses to “sensitive topics” such as feminism and the #MeToo movement  —  Exclusive: voice assistant's responses were rewritten so it never says word ‘feminism’  —  An internal project to rewrite …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
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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 …
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.
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 …
Washington Post:
Google says it will no longer accept ads for “unproven or experimental medical techniques,” including most stem cell therapy, cellular therapy, and gene therapy  —  “Untested, deceptive treatments” can endanger consumers, Internet giant says.  —  Responding to ubiquitous online marketing …
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Huawei launches PocketVision, an AI-powered app to help those with visual impairments read documents, menus, or any other text using their smartphone camera  —  Huawei's Honor subsidiary today launched a new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered app called PocketVision, which is designed …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Dating launches in the US as an opt-in feature integrated with Instagram, for users 18 and over, with a separate profile  —  Are Americans ready to trust Facebook with their dating life?  Barely more than a month has passed since the U.S. Federal Trade Commission fined Facebook …

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