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July 4, 2020, 6:35 PM

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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 …
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.
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.
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The Wild Wild Web, a shoot-first, aim-later era of tech strategy, is coming to an end, and a less willfully naïve, self-policing ethos is taking its place  —  The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.
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 …
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.
Neil Greenberg / Washington Post:
Evo, a renowned esports tournament that moved online in 2020 due to the pandemic, is canceled after parting ways with co-founder for alleged sexual misconduct  —  Evo, the biggest fighting game event of the year, has been canceled after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced regarding …
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of investor Lee Fixel, the partner behind Tiger Global's investments in Flipkart and Peloton, who says he raised $1.3B for his VC firm Addition  —  Peloton CEO John Foley was used to hearing “no” by the time he met with investor Lee Fixel in early 2014.

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