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July 5, 2020, 8:15 PM

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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 …
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.
Bloomberg:
Source: UK to begin phasing out use of Huawei equipment in its 5G network as soon as this year, after report doubted viability of Huawei due to new US sanctions  —  - Officials said to speed up plans to remove Huawei kit  — Decision would reverse green light given to Chinese tech giant
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
iCloud Keychain in iOS 14 alerts users about passwords that are easy to guess and those that may have leaked on the web  —  In addition to the redesigned Home screen with widgets, App Library, and features like Car Key, iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 brings important enhancements to iCloud Keychain.
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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.
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 …
Nate Lanxon / Bloomberg:
UK tech companies say operating with remote workers has changed their approach to post-Brexit hiring: executives will be local to HQs, most other roles won't  —  - Shift to remote working suggests many visas may not be needed  —  The pandemic taught Britain's technology executives …
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
LA-based Scalefast raises $22M Series B to help DTC brands launch e-commerce stores in as little as 15 days, bringing its total raised to $32M  —  Digital commerce solution Scalefast announced it raised a $22 million Series B round of funding Tuesday to help brands launch an e-store in as little as 15 days.

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