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September 18, 2021, 9:55 AM

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Thomas Brewster / Forbes:
CEO of US-based cybersecurity company Exodus Intelligence says India bought and likely weaponized its Windows zero-day research to spy on China and Pakistan  —  A U.S. company's tech was abused by the Indian government, amidst warnings Americans are contributing to a spyware industry already under fire for being out of control.
New York Times:
Recording from a global Apple all-hands shows Tim Cook addressed questions about pay equity and Texas' abortion law but some staff say they were disappointed  —  Hundreds of current and former Apple workers are complaining about their work environment, a rarity for the once tight-lipped company.
Tracy Qu / South China Morning Post:
Amazon says it has closed 3,000 seller accounts backed by about 600 Chinese brands for review fraud  —  The closures did not negatively impact the overall growth of Chinese online merchants on Amazon, according to a senior company executive Amazon kicked off an extensive clean-up campaign in May …
Jon Porter / The Verge:
Google to bring an Android 11 feature that auto-resets permissions granted to apps that haven't been used in months, to phones running Android 6 and above  —  Resetting an app's permissions if it hasn't been used in a while  —  Android 11's auto-resetting permissions …
Michael Berens / Reuters:
A review of US laws governing the corporate use of biometric screening finds Illinois stands out in banning biometric data collection without consent  —  When night fell, a clerk at a bustling 24-hour MotoMart flipped a switch from behind the counter.  —  Electromagnetic locks sealed the doorway.
New York Times:
Apple and Google remove jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's app that coordinated protest voting, bowing to Russian pressure on the eve of an election  —  The app, from the Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny, vanished from online stores as polls opened in the parliamentary election it was designed to sway.
David Shepardson / Reuters:
General Motors says it is building direct relationships with chip manufacturers to address shortages, following production halts at six assembly plants  —  General Motors Co (GM.N) Chief Executive Mary Barra said Friday the largest U.S. automaker plans to make changes in its supply chain …

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