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July 24, 2020, 8:15 PM

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Lauren Feiner / CNBC:
Monday's antitrust hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google has been postponed due to memorial services for Rep. John Lewis; new date TBA  —  - The highly anticipated antitrust hearing featuring CEOs from Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google has been officially postponed.
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
References to the TrueDepth camera found in macOS Big Sur beta 3 suggest Apple is working on bringing Face ID to Macs  —  Some iPhone and iPad models features Face ID, which allows users to unlock the device through advanced facial recognition.  While Face ID is not yet available on any Mac …
Ian Sherr / CNET:
NBA says it will install 17-foot tall screens on game courts to serve as digital “stands” filled with 300 remote fans using the Together mode in Microsoft Teams  —  The basketball organization said it'll install massive 17-foot tall screens on each game court to serve as digital “stands” filled with 300 fans.
Writankar Mukherjee / The Economic Times:
Apple has started making its flagship iPhone 11 at the Foxconn plant near Chennai, the first time it has manufactured a top-of-the-line model in India  —  The company hasn't cut prices as it also sells iPhone 11 handsets made in China in India but industry executives said that could be an option later on.
Reed Albergotti / Washington Post:
Leaked doc: while Apple will let third-party devices connect to Find My app, customers will be barred from using other competing services simultaneously  —  Opening the “Find My” feature to other companies was seen as an olive branch to developers.  But Apple threatened legal action if developers talked about the software.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Researchers say the Android version of DJI Go 4, installed 1M+ times, covertly collected a range of sensitive user data and sent it to servers in mainland China  —  DJI Go 4, installed more than 1 million times, can execute arbitrary code.  —  The Android version of DJI Go 4 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
A companion app confirms Samsung's new bean-shaped earbuds will be called Galaxy Buds Live with support for active noise cancellation and other features  —  More details on Samsung's new headphones straight from its own app  —  We've seen plenty of pictures of Samsung's new bean-shaped earbuds …
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
From December 2018 to May of this year, Russia's GRU hacker group known as APT 28 or Fancy Bear has carried out a broad campaign against a range of US targets  —  A previously unreported Fancy Bear campaign persisted for well over a year—and indicates that the notorious group has broadened its focus.
Aroon Deep / MediaNama:
Flipkart buys Walmart's Indian wholesale arm and launches Flipkart Wholesale, an e-commerce service for small traders, to compete with JioMart  —  Flipkart has launched Flipkart Wholesale, an e-commerce platform for small retailers and kirana shops, the company announced on Thursday.

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