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July 11, 2020, 7:00 PM

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Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Signal's new feature that allows users to store certain data on their servers for recovery purposes has some security experts threatening to stop using the app  —  The popular encrypted app is now going to store your contacts in the cloud.  Experts are worried this compromises users' privacy.
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Report: Apple is making thousands of semitransparent lenses for its AR headset at a Foxconn factory as part of engineering validation test stage of the product  —  Apple and Foxconn have reached a key milestone in the development of Apple's long-rumored augmented reality headset …
Christopher Dring / GamesIndustry.biz:
Microsoft's Phil Spencer claims asking studios to make games for Xbox Series X that will also work on Xbox One at launch won't hinder the potential of Series X  —  “Held back is a meme that gets created by people who are too caught up in device competition”
Tom Simonite / Wired:
Pupils and teachers question the new grading algorithm used by the IB Diploma Programme to predict student scores after it canceled in-person tests this spring  —  The International Baccalaureate program canceled its high-stakes exam because of Covid-19.  The formula it used to “predict” scores puzzles students and teachers.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Clubhouse is the latest social network to neglect moderation until it becomes a crisis and why its creators shouldn't treat trust and safety as an afterthought  —  The $100 million startup is learning the hard way that content moderation needs to come first  —  I.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Facebook is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its network in the days leading up to the US election in November  —  Facebook Inc. is considering imposing a ban on political ads on its social network in the days leading up to the U.S. election in November …

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