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May 25, 2020, 6:40 AM

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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 …
Mark Scott / Politico:
With GDPR's two-year anniversary on Monday, the Irish Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, amidst doubts about the agency's enforcement ability  —  Ireland's Data Protection Commission is under pressure to act, and act soon.  —  Facebook's European headquarters in Dublin.
John Markoff / New York Times:
Computer scientist Ben Shneiderman argues against the move towards full robotic automation, arguing such moves absolve humans of ethical responsibilities  —  A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous.  His decades of warnings are gaining more attention.
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.
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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,” …
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 …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Germany-based Arculus raises €16M Series A to help manufacturers, from Audi to Siemens, upgrade assembly lines with its “modular production platform”  —  Arculus, the Ingolstadt, Germany-based startup that has developed a “modular production platform” to bring assembly lines …

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