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September 27, 2019, 4:15 PM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researcher claims he found “a permanent unpatchable bootrom exploit” for iOS devices with A5 to A11 chips, enabling jailbreaks for iPhone 4S to X, releases code  —  New jailbreak will work on iPhones 4S up to iPhone 8 and X.  —  A security researcher has released today …
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple plans to give its movies traditional theatrical release runs before releasing them on Apple TV+ in the interest of brand-building and prestige  —  Maker of iPhone would keep movies in cinemas for weeks before release on streaming TV  —  Apple Inc. is looking to make a splash …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Latest beta version of Spotify's app now lets iOS 13.1 users play songs, albums, and playlists using Siri  —  Spotify is testing this new beta feature  —  Spotify is finally gaining the ability to play songs, albums, and playlists via Siri.  The latest beta versions of Spotify include this support …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Sen. Warren proposes to reinstate Office of Technology Assessment, created in 1970s to help Congress legislate on science and tech; OTA was dissolved in 1990s  —  'Our representatives shouldn't have to rely on Google's policy team'  —  Over the past few years, some of the largest tech firms …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Researchers: new Nodersok malware, which installs Node.js to turn PCs into proxies, has infected thousands of machines, mostly in the US and EU over past month  —  New Nodersok malware installs Node.js to turn systems into proxies, perform click-fraud.  —  Thousands of Windows computers across …
Sara Ashley O'Brien / CNN:
Former employees of dog-walking startup Wag, which raised $300M from SoftBank and replaced CEO in Jan. 2018, describe slowed growth, multiple layoffs, and more  —  (CNN)At the start of 2018, Wag looked like tech's next Big Thing.  —  In January, the founders of the dog-walking startup announced …
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
DoorDash confirms a data breach on May 4 affecting 4.9M customers, workers, and merchants, with last-four digits of payment cards, driver's license info stolen  —  DoorDash has confirmed a data breach.  —  The food delivery company said in a blog post Thursday that 4.9 million customers …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
AltStore is an alternative iOS App Store that works without a jailbreak, using a developer feature for sideloading test apps, and has its own Nintendo emulator  —  And anyone can download it, no jailbreak required  —  Riley Testut, an iOS app developer who has for years worked …
Lauren Kaori Gurley / VICE:
In an email to staff, Kickstarter CEO Aziz Hasan denies retaliating against employees for union organizing, but says union framework is “inherently adversarial”  —  The CEO Aziz Hasan denied retaliating against employees for union organizing, but said that a “union framework is inherently adversarial.”
Alex Kotch / Sludge:
Report: since May 2018, ~38 entities identified as “hate groups” by the SPLC have paid Facebook ~$1.6M to run sponsored ads, despite its anti-hate speech policy  —  Facebook has accepted millions of dollars in advertising fees from hate groups and hate figures despite its anti-hate speech policy …

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