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July 24, 2020, 4:10 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.
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.
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 …
Reuters:
Two former Twitter employees say more than 1,000 staff and contractors had access to internal tools to change account settings and ownership as of early 2020  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools …
Devin Coldewey / TechCrunch:
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Following a possible ransomware attack, Garmin starts shutting down its website, Garmin Connect, and some production lines in Asia, plans for multi-day recovery  —  Smartwatch and wearable maker Garmin planning multi-day maintenance window to deal with ransomware incident.
Jeanne Whalen / Washington Post:
US officials unveil a plan to build a quantum Internet, existing alongside our current one, which uses the laws of quantum mechanics to share info more securely  —  The new network would sit alongside the existing Web, offering a more secure way to send and process information
Christine Hall / Crunchbase News:
FreightWaves, a media streaming network and data provider for the global freight market, raises $37M in two rounds of funding bringing the total raised to $75M  —  FreightWaves, a daily media streaming network and data provider for the global freight market, said Friday it has raised $37 million in two rounds of funding.
The Information:
Sources: Google's internal Android Lockbox project collects usage data from non-Google apps to inform product strategy; Google says data obtained via public API  —  When YouTube was planning the rollout of its rival to TikTok in India earlier this month, employees turned to a valuable source …
Murray Stassen / Music Business Worldwide:
TikTok and the National Music Publishers' Association sign licensing agreement that suggests TikTok has agreed to pay for unlicensed past use of members' works  —  TikTok and the US-based National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) have inked a multi-year licensing agreement.

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