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March 10, 2020, 5:05 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Leaked iOS 14 code reveals upcoming Apple hardware refreshes to the new iPad Pro, iPhone 9, AirTags, and a new Apple TV remote  —  Leaked iOS 14 code obtained by 9to5Mac corroborates many details about what to expect from Apple's upcoming hardware refreshes, including the new iPad Pro, iPhone 9, and AirTags.
Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple may be working on a new fitness app, codenamed “Seymour” in leaked code, for iOS, watchOS, and tvOS, which will let users download guided workout videos  —  Apple appears to be working on a new fitness app for iPhone, Apple Watch, and Apple TV that is designed …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Leaked code: Apple is developing a new augmented reality app for iOS 14 codenamed Gobi and is testing AR integrations with Apple Stores and Starbucks  —  Apple is developing a new app as part of its work on iOS 14.  The new app, codenamed Gobi, will allow users to get more information …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft says it worked with partners in 35 countries to take down the Necurs botnet, one of the largest known to date that infected 9M+ computers worldwide  —  Microsoft and partners in 35 countries move to bring down Necurs, today's largest malware botnet.
Steven Levy / Wired:
The deal to keep Jack Dorsey as Twitter CEO had difficult goals to reach: 20% growth in 2020 for DAUs that can see ads, accelerated revenue growth, and more  —  A deal with activist investor Elliott Management preserves Dorsey's job.  But it gives him—and Twitter—tough targets to meet this year.
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Bloomberg:
A 45-year-old male engineer who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the RSA conference in San Francisco is now in medically induced coma  —  - Connecticut resident showed symptoms after leaving conference  — RSA conference is annual cybersecurity event in San Francisco
Drew Harwell / Washington Post:
Researchers find anonymous social media app Whisper left hundreds of millions of intimate user messages, tied to personal details like location, exposed online  —  Hundreds of millions of users' intimate messages, tied to their locations, were publicly viewable until after the company was contacted by The Washington Post.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter rewrites Developer Policy to better support academic research, clarifying rules around data usage, the use of “good” bots, and more  —  Twitter today updated its Developer Policy to clarify rules around data usage, including in academic research, as well as its position on bots, among other things.
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Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Electric, a platform that delivers IT services to small and medium businesses, says it has added $14.5M from 01 Advisors to its $25M Series B from last year  —  Electric, the platform that delivers IT services to small and medium businesses, has today announced that it has raised …
Krebs on Security:
FBI arrested a Russian national on March 7 at JFK airport, claims he operated deer.io, a marketplace alleged to have $17M in sales of stolen accounts since 2013  —  FBI officials last week arrested a Russian computer security researcher on suspicion of operating deer.io …

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