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TechCrunch:
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.
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Casey Newton / The Interface:
Twitter hack has profound national security implications as it's no longer unthinkable that someone takes over an account of a world leader to start nuclear war  —  You can't say you didn't see it coming.  —  Whatever Twitter eventually comes to say about the events of July 15th, 2020 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Twitter says most verified accounts should be able to tweet again, after limiting the functionality on some verified accounts earlier while investigating hack  —  Update: “Most accounts should be able to Tweet again”  —  Twitter completely disabled the ability for many accounts to send …
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU top court strikes down flagship EU-US data transfer mechanism called Privacy Shield in a ruling that could impact thousands of companies including Facebook  —  A highly anticipated ruling by Europe's top court has just landed — striking down a flagship EU-US data flows arrangement called Privacy Shield.
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 …
New York Times:
TikTok has rapidly scaled up US lobbying in the past year, hiring 35+ lobbyists, one with deep ties to Trump, who have held 50+ meetings in the last 3 months  —  The viral social media app has beefed up its lobbying operation to counter several potential actions in Washington that could threaten the company's future.
CNN:
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+ …
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.
Salvador Rodriguez / CNBC:
Facebook to launch Facts about Covid-19 in the Covid Information Center to debunk myths about the pandemic; Zuckerberg to interview Dr. Fauci on Thursday  —  - 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.
Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian online tutoring platform Vedantu raises $100M Series D led by US private equity firm Coatue, at a $600M valuation  —  Investors are becoming more bullish on online education platforms in India as startups demonstrate growth at the height of a global pandemic that has severely impacted other industries.
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Karissa Bell / Engadget:
Reddit finally adds support for native image galleries, letting users share up to 20 photos and GIFs simultaneously  —  Redditors will finally be able to share multiple images in a single post without leaving the site.  Reddit is adding support for native image galleries …
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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 …

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