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Hackers pushing a crypto scam hijacked Twitter accounts for Bitcoin, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Ripple, Binance, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Apple, more  —  A number of high-profile Twitter accounts were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers who used the accounts …
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Joseph Cox / VICE:
Sources share screenshots of an internal control panel they say Twitter workers use to interact with user accounts, which may have enabled account takeovers  —  After a wave of account takeovers, screenshots of an internal Twitter user administration tool are being shared in the hacking underground.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Twitter appears to have completely disabled some verified accounts' ability to send new tweets while it investigates today's massive hack  —  Twitter seems to be trying to contain the hack  —  Twitter appears to have completely disabled the ability for some accounts to send new tweets following …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google debuts a major update to Gmail for G Suite, bringing integrations with Chat, Meet, Rooms, Docs, and more, coming first to G Suite's early adopter program  —  Google is launching a major update to its G Suite productivity tools today that will see a deep integration of Gmail, Chat …
Apple:
Apple updates News to include audio stories on Apple News+, a daily audio news briefing, and curated local news collections in five US cities and regions  —  Apple is introducing several new features for Apple News and Apple News+, including audio stories of some of the best feature stories from Apple News+ …
Michael Potuck / 9to5Mac:
Apple releases iOS 13.6 with Apple News+ audio content, CarKey, improvements to software updates, and more  —  Apple is making iOS 13.6 available to all users today.  The update brings new features like improved support for downloading and installing system updates, the all-new Apple News+ Audio content …
Bloomberg:
Apple wins its EU court fight over the record $14.9B Irish tax bill, as EU's General Court rules that Ireland's tax arrangements with Apple weren't illegal  —  - EU lower court ruling on Apple, Ireland cases can be appealed  — Company, Ireland challenged European Commission decision
Danish Khan / The Economic Times:
Google says it will invest $4.5B in Jio Platforms for a 7.73% stake as part of the recently announced $10B India digitization fund  —  This investment will be part of Google's recently announced $10 billion India digitization fund  —  Internet major Google is buying a 7.73% stake …
Raphael Satter / Reuters:
A freelancer with Jerusalem Post and The Algemeiner bylines, who attacked critics of NSO Group, seems to be an elaborate fiction with a deepfake profile photo  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oliver Taylor, a student at England's University of Birmingham, is a twenty-something with brown eyes, light stubble, and a slightly stiff smile.
Yahoo News:
Sources: CIA has conducted cyberattacks against Iran, Russia, and others after Trump signed a secret order in 2018 giving the CIA more freedom for such activity  —  The Central Intelligence Agency has conducted a series of covert cyber operations against Iran and other targets since winning …
Ron Miller / TechCrunch:
Zoom unveils a $599 all-in-one home communications device with a 27-inch touchscreen, pre-loaded Zoom software, eight microphones, and three wide-angle cameras  —  Zoom has become the de facto standard for online communications during the pandemic, but the company has found that it's still …
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook announces it will launch Facts about Covid-19, a new section in the Covid Information Center, to debunk myths about the pandemic  —  - Facebook announced it will launch a new section of its social network dedicated to dispel inaccurate myths about Covid-19.
Richard Nieva / CNET:
A look at wearable tech concepts from Google Research's Interaction Lab: sunglasses projecting holographic images, hybrid analog/digital watch UIs, and more  —  The search giant is working to develop a new generation of wearable technology.  —  A simple pair of sunglasses that projects holographic icons.
Substack Blog:
Substack begins offering legal support to US-based writers with paid subscriptions who publish work that may attract unreasonable legal pressure  —  For the last few months, we have been piloting a legal support program for independent writers on Substack.  As part of this program …
Nicholas Thompson / Wired:
Microsoft partners with Land O'Lakes, America's third-largest agricultural cooperative, to develop an AI-powered AgTech platform to help farmers  —  The software company reveals a partnership with dairy cooperative Land O'Lakes that will equip cows with sensors and other gear to improve yields.

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