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July 17, 2020, 4:05 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 …
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New York Times:
Personal assistant arrested in the NYC killing of Fahim Saleh, founder of prank call app PrankDial and motorcycle ride-sharing apps in Bangladesh and Nigeria  —  Mr. Saleh, 33, was found dismembered and decapitated inside his Manhattan apartment.  —  The former personal assistant …
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.
Dara Khosrowshahi / Uber Newsroom:
Uber wants to become “actively anti-racist” by doubling Black leadership by 2025, tying exec compensation to diversity metrics, and supporting Black-owned SMBs  —  With a resurgence of cases, it can feel that our collective attention has moved back to the COVID-19 pandemic and away …
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
CNBC:
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC unanimously approves rules that let carriers block calls from “bad-actor” phone companies that profit from robocalls  —  Safe harbor lets phone companies block all calls from “bad-actor” telecoms.  —  “Bad-actor” phone companies that profit from robocalls could be blocked …
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 …

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