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July 24, 2022, 1:25 AM

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Katie Bo Lillis / CNN:
Sources: the FBI determined around 2017 that Huawei gear in cell towers near US military bases in the Midwest was capable of capturing and disrupting DoD comms  —  On paper, it looked like a fantastic deal.  In 2017, the Chinese government was offering to spend $100 million to build  …
Cat Zakrzewski / Washington Post:
A South Carolina bill would make it illegal to host a website or “an internet service” with information that is “reasonably likely to be used for an abortion”  —  More states could follow, setting up a battle over the future of online speech across the country.  —  Listen
Alex Kantrowitz / Big Technology:
Google fires engineer Blake Lemoine, who said he believes Google's LaMDA conversational tech is sentient, citing employment and data security policy violations  —  Google has fired Blake Lemoine, the engineer who said he believed the company's LaMDA conversational technology was sentient.
Sergiu Gatlan / BleepingComputer:
Microsoft resumes rolling out an update to block VBA macros by default in downloaded Office documents, after rolling it back earlier in July over user feedback  —  Microsoft announced today that it resumed the rollout of VBA macro auto-blocking in downloaded Office documents after temporarily rolling …
Gilad Edelman / Wired:
A look at the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act, which privacy experts say might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law  —  A bill with bipartisan support might finally give the US a strong federal data protection law.  —  Usually, when Congress is working …
Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak:
Epidemic Sound, which offers music tracks to creators, sues Meta, alleging approximately 94% of content using Epidemic's music on Meta's platforms is unlicensed  —  Faced with the prospect of copyright strikes, Content ID claims and potential account loss, thousands of YouTubers, TikTok users …
Annie Palmer / CNBC:
Twitter reports Q2 revenue down 1% YoY to $1.18B, vs. 1.32B est., a $270M net loss, down from $66M in net income a year ago, and 237.8M mDAUs, up 16.6% YoY  —  - Twitter reported earnings for the second quarter on Friday that missed analyst estimates on earnings, revenue and user growth.
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