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July 26, 2020, 5:15 PM

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Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
A Garmin employee confirms that the company's servers were hit by WastedLocker, a ransomware variant developed by Russia-based cybercriminal group Evil Corp  —  07/24/20 Update below.  This article was originally published on July 23rd, 2020.  It has been updated to reflect that BleepingComputer …
Ashley Gold / Axios:
Source: the rescheduled House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee hearing featuring CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google will take place this Wednesday  —  The CEOs of Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Google will now testify before the House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee on Wednesday …
Scott Galloway / No Mercy/No Malice:
Some ideas for questions and visual aids that House antitrust subcommittee members can use when questioning the CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google  —  The CEOs of Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are scheduled to testify in front of the US House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee.
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Kim Lyons / The Verge:
After user reports, Instagram says it is “fixing a bug in iOS 14 Beta that mistakenly indicates that some people are using the camera when they aren't”  —  The company says it's fixing the issue  —  In the latest instance of iOS 14's beta mode tattling on unexpected app behavior …
Alex Sherman / CNBC:
Given TikTok's potential future value, ByteDance shouldn't sell its majority stake in it at the reported $25B-$40B valuation, despite the risk of a US ban  —  - ByteDance is evaluating new corporate structures for TikTok, including setting up an independent board and selling a stake in the company …
Brian Merchant / OneZero :
Q&A with Tim Maughan, the sci-fi writer whose dystopian visions of AR-powered surveillance capitalism now seem to be turning into reality with uncanny accuracy  —  A Q+A with the novelist Tim Maughan, whose disturbing future predictions have had an unfortunate habit of coming true
Andrew Leonard / Wired:
Audrey Tang, Taiwan's digital minister and an accomplished programmer, is showing how digital tools can build strong, open, accountable democracies  —  Audrey Tang says tech can build trust, tame misinformation, and strengthen democracy.  Her plan might even work in the US.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
EU watchdogs warn that there is no grace period after Schrems II ruling and transfers of personal data from EU to US relying on Privacy Shield are now illegal  —  European data watchdogs have issued updated guidance in the wake of last week's landmark ruling striking down a flagship transatlantic …
Adam Conner / Margins:
TikTok's rise in the US should serve as a cautionary tale for social media startups, as it had to spend billions of dollars on ads on rival platforms to compete  —  Can anyone really compete?  —  1 hr … Hi all, I'm Adam Conner, longtime fan of The Margins, first-time contributor.

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