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July 5, 2020, 11:50 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Google VP in charge of Android Security withdraws from Black Hat conference and asks the infosec community to stop using terms like “black hat” and “white hat”  —  A Google security researcher withdrew from the Black Hat security conference and asked the community to stop using the ‘black hat’ term.
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 …
Will Oremus / OneZero :
A look at some radical proposals for creating better social networks, from establishing sites as nonprofits to restrictions on data collection  —  An offhand tweet sparked an outpouring of ideas to fix what's broken about Facebook and Twitter  —  Welcome back to Pattern Matching …
Pei Li / Reuters:
Tencent launches US game studio LightSpeed LA, to create AAA titles and increase overseas share of its total games revenue, which accounted for 23% in Q4 2019  —  HONG KONG (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings, China's biggest social media and video game company, launched a new California-based studio this week …
Bloomberg:
Colin Huang, the CEO of Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo, steps down; the company says he will remain chairman and work on long-term strategy  —  - PDD shares have more than quadrupled in less than two years  — Huang gives away $14 billion stake after stepping down as CEO
Michael Flarup / Apply Pixels:
With macOS 11 Big Sur, Apple seems to have lifted a ban on fun, allowing for an expressiveness in visual design that we haven't seen from it in almost a decade  —  It's finally here.  The thing I have been advocating for through my work, writing, videos and talks for years.  A swing of the pendulum.
Wall Street Journal:
Hong Kong's new national security law could force platforms like Facebook and Twitter to relinquish some of the freedom their operations have had in the city  —  New national-security law means authorities can ask companies to delete users or their content  —  HONG KONG—U.S. technology titans face …
Nitasha Tiku / Washington Post:
Ifeoma Ozoma, Aerica Shimizu Banks, and five other former Pinterest employees share examples of Pinterest's failure in addressing racial discrimination and bias  —  Ifeoma Ozoma and Aerica Shimizu Banks claim they were underpaid, faced racist comments, and were subject to retaliation for raising complaints.
Washington Post:
Some advertisers participating in the ad boycott remain unimpressed with Facebook's promises to better police hate speech, as negotiations continue  —  More than 750 advertisers are boycotting Facebook, asking for better policing of hateful content.  Facebook's concessions so far haven't won them over.

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