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September 28, 2019, 1:35 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 …
Bloomberg:
Source: US-UK treaty, to be signed soon, will compel US-based platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp to share users' encrypted messages with British police  —  - Information will be shared in serious criminal investigations  — Social media firms to provide data under U.S. treaty with U.K.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
2019 Defcon Voting Village findings reveal detailed vulnerabilities related to six models of voting machines, most of which are still in use  —  The results of the 2019 Defcon Voting Village are in—and they paint an ugly picture for voting machine security.
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says that YouTube Music will be preinstalled on all new Android 9 and Android 10 devices, replacing Google Play Music  —  Behind-the-scenes, Google requires hardware manufacturers to preinstall certain apps to get access to other first-party services.

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