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July 17, 2020, 12:05 PM

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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 …
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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Alex Hern / The Guardian:
Twitter says 130 accounts were affected in Wednesday's hack, and the attackers were able to gain control and send tweets from a small subset of those accounts  —  Social network investigating whether users' private data was compromised  —  More than a hundred high-profile Twitter accounts have been hacked …
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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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Bloomberg:
Pegatron, the second-largest iPhone assembler, is setting up a local subsidiary in India, joining rivals Foxconn and Wistron  —  Apple Inc. assembly partner Pegatron Corp. is making preparations for its first plant in India, adding to a large influx of foreign tech investments in the country this year.
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 …
More: The Verge
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
A purported 360-degree render of the rumored Samsung Galaxy Note 20 leaks  —  We've seen a lot of Samsung's Note 20 Ultra to date, but there haven't been any notable appearances of the smaller model.  Today, a detailed 3D render of the Galaxy Note 20 has hit the web, giving us a clear look at this phone and what sets it apart.

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