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July 27, 2020, 11:45 AM

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Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google will keep nearly all of its employees working from home 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 …
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:
Jeff Bezos has taken a hands-off approach to Washington, staying above the fray, but that changes with his first-ever Congressional testimony on Wednesday  —  The chief executive, who testifies before Congress for the first time on Wednesday, had taken a hands-off approach with lawmakers in Washington.
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
Robert McMillan / Wall Street Journal:
Audit finds six election boards in MI, MO, ME, NH using a buggy version of email software Exim, which the NSA says has been targeted in attacks by Russia's GRU  —  Six jurisdictions used software that Russian spies have targeted in cyberattacks  —  Many of the thousands of county …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Digital banking app and tech unicorn Dave confirms a security breach after a hacker published personal information on 7.5M+ of its users on a public forum  —  Dave user data is now available for download on a public hacking forum.  —  Digital banking app and tech unicorn Dave.com confirmed today …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The debate over TikTok is a chance to come up with a thoughtful model to regulate big tech companies, whether they're based in China, Copenhagen, or California  —  There is plenty the U.S. government could do to ensure that TikTok acts responsibly without getting rid of it altogether.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
SAP announces plans to spin out Qualtrics, a user experience management platform it acquired in 2018 for $8B, with an IPO in the US  —  Twenty months after SAP swooped in and announced its plan to acquire Qualtrics for $8 billion as it was on the cusp of an IPO, the experience management software company may be going public after all.

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