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July 27, 2020, 5:55 PM

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Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google will extend its work from home policy until at least July 2021, affecting almost 200,000 full-time and contract employees  —  Search-engine giant pushes back return to normalcy  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Google will keep its employees home until at least next July …
Bloomberg:
Sources detail Twitter's struggle to control employee account access: multiple warnings to Dorsey since 2015, bogus help requests used to snoop, and more  —  - Dorsey, Twitter's board warned repeatedly, ex-employees say  — Company says 1,500 staff and contractors can access user data
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg plans to tell Congress that Facebook's rise is an American success story and regulation only serves to help Chinese companies  —  - CEO likely to use testimony to set up comparison with China  — Zuckerberg sees weakening of American tech as helping China
New York Times:
Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch:
Garmin says a ransomware attack occurred on July 23 but there's “no indication” customer data was stolen, expects to return to normal operation in a few days  —  Sport and fitness tech giant Garmin has confirmed its five-day outage was caused by a ransomware attack.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm announces Quick Charge 5, refueling smartphone batteries to 50% in five minutes and 100% in 15, likely to start showing up over the next few months  —  Wireless recharging has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its convenience — just drop your phone on a pad …
Matt Johnston / iTnews:
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission sues Google for allegedly expanding the use of users' personal data without gaining explicit consent  —  This time over expanded use of personal data.  —  The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has again taken aim at Google …
Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
A look at work-from-home trends: rise of “desktop as a service”, purpose-built hardware for remote communication, and more investment in home office equipment  —  Tens of millions of Americans are working from home and many will never go back; employers scramble to figure out what tools they'll need to stay productive

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