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July 6, 2020, 12:10 AM

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Ben Smith / New York Times:
Netflix's deep catalog of Black programming is the envy of Hollywood and was largely built after a shift in culture following executive departures in 2018  —  The company didn't set out to build a big library of Black programming, but now it's the envy of its rivals.
John Haughey / Washington Examiner:
Florida becomes first state to enact a DNA privacy law, blocking life, disability, and long-term insurers from accessing genetic data  —  Florida on Wednesday became the nation's first state to enact a DNA privacy law, prohibiting life, disability and long-term care insurance companies from using genetic tests for coverage purposes.
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.
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.
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.

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