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July 31, 2021, 11:25 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 …
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 …
Molly Wood / The Atlantic:
Microsoft is avoiding antitrust scrutiny by rebranding itself as nice and boring, even as it reverts to some of the behaviors that led to prosecution the '90s  —  How has Microsoft escaped the scrutiny of reinvigorated antitrust regulators?  —  About the author: Molly Wood is the host …
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 …
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 …
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Twitter offers bug bounty of up to $3,500 to spot bias in its photo cropping algorithm, which was shown to favor white people over Black people  —  Twitter has a new way to rid itself of artificial intelligence bias: pay outsiders to help it find problems.  On Friday, the short-message app …

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