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July 3, 2020, 4:00 PM

Top News

Jason Koebler / VICE:
Angry over critical coverage, tech figures discuss hitting back against journalists, on Twitter and invite-only Clubhouse, leading to harassment of NYT's Lorenz  —  In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Reuters:
European advertising associations criticize Apple's plans to require apps to seek additional permission before tracking users across other apps and websites  —  (Reuters) - A group of European digital advertising associations on Friday criticized Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) plans to require apps …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
LinkedIn says its iOS app is copying the contents of users' clipboards after every key press due to a bug and promises a fix, after iOS 14 reveals the snooping  —  The new clipboard access detection and warning feature in iOS 14 exposes another app.  —  A LinkedIn spokesperson told ZDNet yesterday …
Yimou Lee / Reuters:
Taiwan's Foxconn says customs clearing procedures in India have been resolved  —  TAIPEI (Reuters) - Apple supplier Foxconn said on Friday customs clearing procedures in India have been resolved, as additional scrutiny by the country of imports from China disrupted operations in some foreign firms amid tensions between the Asian giants.
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple is pulling away from the competition to a degree never seen before and has years' worth of competitive advantage in emerging categories like wearables  —  For the second year in a row, Apple held a developers conference that should frighten its competitors.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Intel Capital to invest $253.5M in Jio Platforms for a 0.39% stake, giving the Indian firm a valuation of $65B  —  Intel said on Friday it will invest $253.5 million in Jio Platforms, joining a roster of high-profile investors including Facebook and Silver Lake that have backed India's top telecom operator …
Jack Shafer / Politico:
Companies have little to lose from joining a Facebook boycott during a slow month for ads amid a pandemic; they'll be back, and Facebook will emerge stronger  —  Every day, it seems, another major corporation joins the advertiser boycott against Facebook.  First came The North Face, REI and Patagonia.
Alex Heath / The Information:
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
India's Reliance Jio launches JioMeet, a Zoom-like video-conference service, offering unlimited free calls in 720p with up to 100 participants and no time limit  —  India's Reliance Jio Platforms, which recently concluded a $15.2 billion fundraise run, is ready to enter a new business: Video conferencing.
William Davies / The Guardian:
WhatsApp's private group structure encourages spread of misinfo and conspiracy theories as it enables higher levels of trust and solidarity among group members  —  As social media has become more inhospitable, the appeal of private online groups has grown.  But they hold their own dangers - to those both inside and out.
Financial Times:
UK government and India's Bharti Enterprises win an auction for bankrupt satellite broadband operator OneWeb for $1B; the parties will own a 45% stake each  —  British government's joint venture with Bharti will compete with Elon Musk's Starlink  —  Britain is set to go head to head …

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