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September 14, 2019, 9:45 PM

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Jason Snell / Six Colors:
A look at Ultra Wideband-based U1 chip in iPhone 11 models, which is being used for AirDrop and could have many other potential applications like tracking tags  —  Apple likes talking about the awesome chips it designs for its iPhones, but it hates even hinting at products it hasn't yet announced.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
SEC filing: Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has resigned from Apple's board  —  LOS ANGELES — Robert A. Iger, Disney's chief executive and chairman, has resigned from the board of Apple, whose growing Hollywood operation would have made it harder for him to fully engage as one of its directors.
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers: execution errors prevented the Crash Override malware, which took down the Ukrainian power grid for an hour in 2016, from causing lasting damage  —  A fresh look at the 2016 blackout in Ukraine suggests that the cyberattack behind it was intended to cause far more damage.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
US Treasury sanctions three North Korean state-sponsored hacking groups, Lazarus, Bluenoroff, and Andarial; Lazarus was responsible for WannaCry ransomware  —  US wants to seize financial assets associated with the Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff, and Andarial.  —  The US Department …
TechCrunch:
Spotify acquires SoundBetter, a music production marketplace for artists, producers, and musicians to connect on specific projects, for an undisclosed sum  —  Spotify today took another step in its efforts to build out services for artists to help diversify itself away from a business model predicated …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Bipartisan House lawmakers ask Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple for detailed information about internal operations and execs' emails in antitrust probe  —  A congressional antitrust investigation into Apple, Amazon, Facebook and Google entered a new phase Friday, after lawmakers called …

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