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July 12, 2020, 12:45 AM

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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.
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”
Jason Koebler / VICE:
A look at the gray market around repairing ventilators, where technicians use homemade dongles and software secretly shared within the community  —  As COVID-19 surges, hospitals and independent biomedical technicians have turned to a global grey-market for hardware and software …
Ian Walker / Kotaku:
Ubisoft announces multiple senior executive departures, including its chief creative officer and Canadian studios head, amid company-wide misconduct allegations  —  Serge Hascoët has resigned as Ubisoft's chief creative officer after weeks of damning accounts of sexual misconduct throughout …
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 …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Amazon says it will not ask employees to remove TikTok from their mobile devices, and an internal email asking them to delete the app was sent in error  —  The company confirms that an email was sent out in error earlier today  —  Amazon says that it will not ask employees to remove …

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