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July 24, 2021, 3:30 AM

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Kris Holt / Engadget:
Filipe Espósito / 9to5Mac:
Sources: Apple is testing a new external display with a dedicated Apple-made SoC that includes a Neural Engine  —  Apple's Pro Display XDR has been available for quite some time now, but there are still no rumors about an updated version of its high-priced display in the near term.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Alphabet announces Intrinsic, a new company to build software for industrial robots, as part of its “other bets” that includes Waymo, Wing, and Verily  —  Intrinsic is one of Alphabet's other bets, like Waymo and Wing  —  Google's parent-company Alphabet has a birth to announce …
Kim Zetter / Zero Day:
Uncertainty about the nature of the list of 50K potential Pegasus targets created confusion and controversy, but doesn't negate the investigation's key findings  —  A series of blockbuster stories published this week around a leaked list of 50,000 phone numbers have created confusion …
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
After initially taking down posts with the phrase “Death to Khamenei”, Facebook now says it will allow the chant for a two-week period, amid protests in Iran  —  After the company took down several posts on Instagram that included the popular protest chant against Iran's ruler …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Facebook announces the Passthrough API, which allows Oculus Quest 2 developers to use real-world images collected via sensors to create mixed reality apps  —  Developers will get the experimental feature with Oculus' next SDK  —  Facebook announced a new API that will let developers incorporate video …
Alex Heath / The Verge:
Facebook brings its cloud gaming service to iPhones and iPads through a progressive web app, with games using Facebook Pay to accept in-game purchases  —  But will people know how to find it?  —  Starting Friday, Facebook is bringing its nascent cloud gaming service to iPhones and iPads through …
CNN:
Experts working with companies affected by the Kaseya ransomware attack say Kaseya is requiring companies to sign NDAs before providing access to decryption key  —  Washington (CNN)On Thursday, the software company Kaseya announced that it could help unlock any of its customers' systems …
Catalin Cimpanu / The Record:
The Cloudflare Blog:
Cloudflare accuses AWS of massive markups on egress bandwidth fees per region, estimating North American and European customers pay 80x the operational costs  —  Loading...  When web hosting services first emerged in the mid-1990s, you paid for everything on a separate meter: bandwidth, storage, CPU, and memory.
Radhamely De Leon / VICE:
Researchers say they embedded malware in up to half of the neurons in the benchmark AlexNet AI model⁠ and still kept the model's accuracy rate above 93.1%  —  In a proof-of-concept, researchers reported they could embed malware in up to half of an AI model's nodes and still obtain very high accuracy.
Kent Duke / Android Police:
Google is rolling out a fix for a bug in Chrome OS 91, apparently caused by a single typo, which locked Chromebook owners out of devices upon restarting  —  Google can't seem to catch a break when it comes to Chrome OS 91.  First we saw many users reporting their devices using an egregious amount …
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Twitter transparency report: only 2.3% of active accounts have enabled 2FA between July and December 2020; 79.6% of those who did used SMS-based 2FA  —  Twitter has revealed in its latest transparency report that only 2.3% of all active accounts have enabled at least one method of two-factor authentication …

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