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July 4, 2020, 6:20 AM

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Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
LinkedIn says its iOS app is copying the contents of users' clipboards after every key press due to a bug and promises a fix, after iOS 14 reveals the snooping  —  The new clipboard access detection and warning feature in iOS 14 exposes another app.  —  A LinkedIn spokesperson told ZDNet yesterday …
Washington Post:
Some advertisers participating in the ad boycott remain unimpressed with Facebook's promises to better police hate speech, as negotiations continue  —  More than 750 advertisers are boycotting Facebook, asking for better policing of hateful content.  Facebook's concessions so far haven't won them over.
Neil Greenberg / Washington Post:
Evo, a renowned esports tournament that moved online in 2020 due to the pandemic, is canceled after parting ways with co-founder for alleged sexual misconduct  —  Evo, the biggest fighting game event of the year, has been canceled after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced regarding …
Kevin Roose / New York Times:
The Wild Wild Web, a shoot-first, aim-later era of tech strategy, is coming to an end, and a less willfully naïve, self-policing ethos is taking its place  —  The internet is changing, and the freewheeling, anything-goes culture of social media is being replaced by something more accountable.
Alex Konrad / Forbes:
Profile of investor Lee Fixel, the partner behind Tiger Global's investments in Flipkart and Peloton, who says he raised $1.3B for his VC firm Addition  —  Peloton CEO John Foley was used to hearing “no” by the time he met with investor Lee Fixel in early 2014.
Neil Cybart / Above Avalon:
Apple is pulling away from the competition to a degree never seen before and has years' worth of competitive advantage in emerging categories like wearables  —  For the second year in a row, Apple held a developers conference that should frighten its competitors.
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Jason Koebler / VICE:
Angry over critical coverage, tech figures discuss hitting back against journalists, on Twitter and invite-only Clubhouse, leading to harassment of NYT's Lorenz  —  In leaked audio from an invite-only app, venture capitalists pondered everything they think is wrong with journalism.
Financial Times:
UK government and India's Bharti Enterprises win an auction for bankrupt satellite broadband operator OneWeb for $1B; the parties will own a 45% stake each  —  British government's joint venture with Bharti will compete with Elon Musk's Starlink  —  Britain is set to go head to head …

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Zoho:
Benefits of HR software for the healthcare sector  —  The role of HR professionals is becoming more and more prominent in the healthcare sector.  It is crucial to manage healthcare workers well, as they are directly involved in saving lives themselves.
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