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July 2, 2020, 12:10 PM

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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Police infiltrated Encrochat, an encrypted phone network used by organized crime, and read millions of messages for months, leading to international arrests  —  Police monitored a hundred million encrypted messages sent through Encrochat, a network used by career criminals to discuss drug deals, murders, and extortion plots.
Alex Heath / The Information:
Sources: Zuckerberg told staff Facebook won't change policies because of “threat to a small percent of our revenue”, expects advertisers to return “soon enough”  —  Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told employees he was reluctant to bow to the threats of a growing ad boycott …
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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
Rep. David Cicilline says Tim Cook will testify in front of the House Judiciary Committee in late July, alongside Facebook, Amazon, and Google CEOs  —  Apple CEO Tim Cook, the last chief executive of four big tech companies targeted in a U.S. House Judiciary Committee antitrust probe …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Facebook says it continued sharing data of inactive users with around 5,000 developers even after their apps' 90-day cut-off date expired; issue is now fixed  —  A Facebook privacy mechanism blocks apps from receiving user data if users didn't use an app for 90 days.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Facebook says it is shutting down Lasso, its TikTok clone launched a year and a half ago, on July 10  —  Facebook is no longer betting on Lasso, an app it launched a year and a half ago, to take on TikTok .  The social juggernaut's TikTok clone is shutting down on July 10, Facebook said.
Sara Fischer / Axios:
Twitter removed a picture from a Trump tweet after receiving a DMCA complaint from the NYT, which owns the rights to the photo taken in 2015  —  Twitter has removed a picture from a tweet by President Trump on Tuesday after it received a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) …
Daniel Kuhn / CoinDesk:
Researchers expose a flaw in at least three major crypto wallets, Ledger Live, Edge, and Breadwallet, which could be exploited for double spending users' funds  —  A standard way to transact Bitcoin could be vulnerable to double-spending, new research has found.
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
As part of UK antitrust investigation of Google, the CMA says Safari's use of Google as its default search engine is “a significant barrier to entry” for rivals  —  (Reuters) - The payments by Alphabet Inc's Google to Apple Inc to be the default search engine on Apple's Safari web browser create …
Nick Summers / Engadget:
Louise Matsakis / Wired:
A look at “Prison TikTok”, a subgenre where inmates use contraband cellphones to share dance videos, funny skits, and broadcast their living conditions  —  The lives of incarcerated people are usually hidden from society.  On prison TikTok, they're going viral.
Joseph Tsidulko / CRN:
VMware to acquire Datrium, which provides disaster recovery services for hybrid cloud environments, for an undisclosed sum; Datrium had previously raised $170M  —  The deal for the hyper-converged infrastructure startup looks to advance VMware's hybrid cloud standing with a cost-optimized solution for backing up data in the cloud.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google says it has discontinued the Pixel 3a and 3a XL, with remaining stock only available through 3rd parties; Google has yet to announce a rumored successor  —  In a statement provided to Android Police, Google has confirmed that its Pixel 3a and 3a XL smartphones are now discontinued.
Tali Arbel / Associated Press:
California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination because he is a Dalit, the lowest caste in the Indian caste system  —  NEW YORK (AP) — California regulators have sued Cisco Systems, saying an engineer faced discrimination at the company's Silicon Valley headquarters because he is a Dalit Indian.
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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Analysis of 1B+ leaked credentials: “123456” accounts for one out of every 142 passwords, making it the most commonly reused password over the last five years  —  The ‘123456’ password was spotted 7 million times across a data trove of one billion leaked credentials …
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