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July 17, 2020, 10:40 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
The Twitter attack may have been perpetrated by Joseph James Connor, a 21-year-old English SIM swapper linked to a group that hijacked @jack's account last year  —  Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world's most recognizable public figures …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Following the Twitter attack, Google appears to have dropped Twitter carousel boxes from displaying in Search results  —  Twitter had a serious and concerning security event Wednesday.  Google has since removed tweets from its search results.  —  Google has removed the prominent Twitter carousel …
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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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft says it is halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles, ahead of Series X launch  —  The Xbox One S will continue to be manufactured  —  Microsoft is officially halting production of its Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital Edition consoles.
Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Netflix reports Q2 revenue of $6.15B, up 24.9% YoY, and expects 2.5M net subscriber additions for Q3 vs analyst estimates of 5.27M; stock down 9%+ after hours  —  - Analysts counted Netflix among the safer bets during stay-at-home orders in the U.S. and the company showed substantial subscriber growth last quarter.
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Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Apple updates its Style Guide with more inclusive language, such as replacing blacklist/whitelist with deny list/allow list and master branch with main branch  —  Apple has joined an industry trend toward more inclusive language in its technical domain, replacing terms with racial overtones like a …
The Intercept:
In a leaked bulletin from May, DHS indicated concern that the widespread use of masks could interfere with police facial recognition systems  —  While doctors and politicians still struggle to convince Americans to take the barest of precautions against Covid-19 by wearing a mask …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Twitter unveils a new, fully rebuilt developer API with features like conversation threading, poll results in tweets, and pinned tweets, launching next week  —  Twitter is still recovering from the fallout of yesterday's sizable attack on high-profile accounts, but it's continuing to move forward …
Malathi Nayak / Bloomberg:
US District Judge says WhatsApp's malware case against NSO Group can move forward, rejecting NSO's claim that it qualified for foreign official immunity  —  WhatsApp and its parent Facebook Inc. can press ahead with a lawsuit accusing Israeli spyware maker NSO Group of creating accounts …

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