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September 15, 2019, 11:20 AM

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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.
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.
Renee Dudley / ProPublica:
Ransomware hackers are targeting managed service providers, causing chaos for the city governments, medical clinics, and smaller businesses who use them for IT  —  On July 3, employees at Arbor Dental in Longview, Washington, noticed glitches in their computers and couldn't view X-rays.
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.
Jake Bright / TechCrunch:
DHL expands its DHL Africa eShop to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company's e-commerce platform to 34 African countries  —  DHL has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company's e-commerce platform to 34 African countries.
Cyrus Lee / ZDNet:
China Unicom and China Telecom, the two smaller mobile carriers among China's big three operators, are teaming up to build 5G networks across 15 Chinese cities  —  China Unicom has struck a deal with its rival China Telecom to build their 5G networks together to cut costs.

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