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July 31, 2021, 9:55 PM

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Jackie Davalos / Bloomberg:
Apple removes Unjected, a social app for “unvaxxed friendly”, citing COVID-19 misinfo; Unjected removed social feed from its Android app after a Google warning  —  A new social app designed as a community for the unvaccinated is testing Google and Apple Inc.'s policies concerning …
Associated Press:
DOJ: 27 US Attorney offices had at least one staffer's Microsoft email account breached from May to Dec. 2020 by Russian hackers as part of the SolarWinds hack  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts …
Josh Centers / TidBITS:
How Apple became an “antifragile” company, by building a diverse portfolio of products and performing even stronger during the pandemic than it did before  —  For over two decades, “APPLE IS DOOMED” was a common refrain in Internet discussions.  Originally, it was meant in a literal sense …
Tatum Hunter / Washington Post:
Many viewers are experiencing the Olympics primarily through TikTok, with some of the most-watched videos coming not from NBC but from athletes themselves  —  The Olympics through the lens of TikTok look widely different than TV  —  When NBC's “Today Show” told viewers that gymnast Simone Biles …
Rashi Shrivastava / Forbes:
Rey, which uses VR-based tools powered by OxfordVR to provide on-demand mental health care services, raises $26M Series A, three months after launching  —  Technology can, and should, play a pivotal role in bridging the gap between the burgeoning demand for mental health services and limited supply …
Brian Merchant / VICE:
Metaverse, as Zuckerberg and others imagine, is an odd vision built from a compendium of juvenile fantasies, perceived market opportunities, and overt dystopias  —  Silicon Valley CEOs keep hailing its imminent arrival as they hawk digital goods, but the metaverse was a dystopian idea from its inception.
Nicholas Megaw / Financial Times:
Digital bank Monzo reveals a loss of £130M on £66M revenue for the year ending Feb., says UK FCA is investigating it over potential money laundering violations  —  Digital lender suffers second ‘going concern’ warning from auditors  —  The Financial Conduct Authority …

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