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May 24, 2020, 8:30 PM

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Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Jailbreaking team Unc0ver has released a tool that will jailbreak most versions of iOS from 11 to 13.5; the tool makes use of a 0-day flaw in the iOS kernel  —  The Unc0ver tool works on all versions of iOS from 11 to 13.5, the current release.  —  Over the years, Apple has made it prohibitively difficult …
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
An internal build of Google Messages 6.2 shows end-to-end encryption could be coming soon to RCS messages  —  Today, the folks at APKMirror got ahold of an internal “dogfood” build of Google Messages version 6.2.  Here, “dogfood” is used in the sense of the phrase “eat your own dog food,” …
Seth Colaner / VentureBeat:
An overview of how governments around the world are using smartphone data, apps, drones, facial recognition, and AI to track COVID-19 and surveil citizens  —  Now that the world is in the thick of the coronavirus pandemic, governments are quickly deploying their own cocktails of tracking methods.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
JioMart rolls out its online grocery delivery service, including directly sourced farm produce, in dozens of cities in India, after a month of testing in Mumbai  —  The rationale behind the deluge of dollars flooding into billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Jio Platforms is beginning to become …
Camilla Tominey / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson instructed officials to draw up plans to reduce Huawei's involvement in UK's 5G networks to zero by 2023, a reversal of a softer policy approach  —  The Prime Minister has instructed officials to draw up plans that would see China's involvement in the UK's 5G network reduced to zero
Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Trump is considering the establishment of a commission that would examine allegations of anticonservative bias and censorship on social media  —  Move is likely to draw pushback from tech companies; ACLU raises free-speech concerns  —  WASHINGTON—President Trump is considering establishing …
Kira Herzog / CNBC:
Sensor Tower: first-time downloads of the top 20 mental wellness apps in the US hit 4M in April, up 29% from Jan.; experts say therapy apps need more oversight  —  - First-time downloads of the top 20 mental wellness apps in the U.S. hit 4 million in April.  That's up 29 percent from 3.1 million in January.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Interview with CTO of Pentagon's Joint AI Center Nand Mulchandani about the center's work and its new Silicon Valley-like organizational structure and workflows  —  It was a busy week for defense-focused AI: DarwinAI signed a partnership with Lockheed Martin, the world's largest defense contractor …

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