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August 7, 2020, 2:20 PM

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Russell Brandom / The Verge:
Trump signs an executive order to block all transactions with ByteDance and WeChat starting Sept. 20, just 5 days after Microsoft's deadline to acquire TikTok  —  Microsoft is currently in talks to acquire the company  —  President Trump has signed a new executive order …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Facebook slams Apple's App Store policies, launches Facebook Gaming on iOS without the app's mini games feature to pass the App Store's strict approval policies  —  Facebook is not happy with the months of rejections it has faced  —  Facebook is joining Microsoft in condemning Apple's App Store policies today.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Apple confirms cloud gaming services like xCloud and Stadia violate App Store guidelines and will not work on iOS, as Apple cannot review each game offered  —  New cloud gaming services from Google and Microsoft won't work on iOS  —  Cloud gaming is shaping up to have a big moment …
New York Times:
Former staff at therapy-by-text app Talkspace say the company provided burner phones to write fake app reviews and doesn't adequately respect client privacy  —  The therapy-by-text company made burner phones available for fake reviews and doesn't adequately respect client privacy, former employees say.
Adrianne Jeffries / The Markup:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Intel is investigating a leak of 20 GB of documents, some confidential, possibly from an internal source accessing its Resource and Design Center  —  Leak confirmed to be authentic.  Many files are marked “confidential” or “restricted secret.”  —  US chipmaker Intel is investigating …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Over the past year, scientists have renamed 27 human genes because Microsoft's Excel misread their names as dates and changed the formatting  —  Sometimes it's easier to rewrite genetics than update Excel  —  There are tens of thousands of genes in the human genome: minuscule twists of DNA …

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