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April 24, 2020, 12:40 PM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
A text string in the Sindhi language can crash iPhone, iPad, Mac, or Watch when devices receive a notification with it; bug seems to be fixed in iOS 13.4.5 beta  —  Every so often, a bug in iOS emerges where a certain string of text will cause your iPhone or iPad to crash.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Nintendo says 160K Nintendo accounts have been breached since the beginning of April using credentials obtained illegally by “some means other than our service”  —  The issues started at the beginning of April  —  Nintendo is disabling the ability to log into a Nintendo Account through …
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to step down, President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1  —  - AT&T announced CEO Randall Stephenson will retire and President and COO John Stankey will take over the position on July 1.  — The transition comes at a tough …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Leaked images from 2019 show Google considered a feature that let users tip money to websites like Wired or NYT as part of its Contributor program  —  Leaked images obtained by TechCrunch reveal that Google considered and designed a feature that would let people donate money to websites …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Apple says it found no evidence of hackers exploiting the newly discovered vulnerabilities in the Mail app for iPhone and iPad  —  - It saw no immediate threat to users after investigating  — Hundreds of millions worldwide use Apple's mobile devices  —  Apple Inc. said it found …
Jennifer Elias / CNBC:
Internal documents: Google plans to cut its marketing budget by as much as 50% for the second half of the year and freeze hiring of marketing employees  —  - The company is planning to slash its marketing budgets by as much as half, according to internal documents viewed by CNBC.
Carrie Mihalcik / CNET:
Federal court officially approves the $5B settlement Facebook reached with the FTC last July  —  Now it's official.  —  Now, it's Facebook official.  The social network said a federal court on Thursday officially approved a settlement Facebook reached with the US Federal Trade Commission …
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Zuckerberg suspended the push to introduce ads to WhatsApp partly to avoid antagonizing regulators but also to avoid angering privacy-conscious users  —  Worried about angering regulators and wanting to prioritize a broader integration of its services, Facebook pulled back last year …
Paayal Zaveri / Business Insider:
Slack says it will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, will continue to pay contractors and hourly workers their regular wages  —  - Slack will not reopen its offices until at least September 1 of this year, and is committed to continue paying its employees …
Alexander Behrens / Decrypt:
Coinbase announces Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange  —  San Francisco-based crypto exchange Coinbase announced today the release of Coinbase Oracle, a source of signed price data for BTC-USD and ETH-USD markets sourced from the Coinbase Pro exchange.
Megan Graham / CNBC:
Google to require all advertisers to verify their identities, starting in the US; existing advertisers will have 30 days to complete the verification process  —  - Google began requiring political advertisers wanting to run election ads on its platform to verify their identity back in 2018.

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