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Apple told makers of TV Plus shows to avoid depicting China critically, report says     – CNET
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As original shows for Apple TV Plus were in development, executives reportedly told some creators to refrain from unflattering portrayals of the country.

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Blizzard reinstates Hong Kong protestor’s prize, says “China had no influence”
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After four days of mounting public pressure, Blizzard Entertainment took a late Friday opportunity—8:30pm ET, where press releases go to die—to partially undo its ban on three members of the Hearthstone esports community for making statements in support of Hong Kong. The outright ban applied to professional Hearthstone player Ng “blitzchung” Wai Chung has since been […]

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No one could prevent another ‘WannaCry-style’ attack, says DHS official
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The U.S. government may not be able to prevent another global cyberattack like WannaCry, a senior cybersecurity official has said. Jeanette Manfra, the assistant director for cybersecurity for Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that the 2017 WannaCry cyberattack, which saw hundreds of thousands of computers […]

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Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted a 2020 presidential candidate
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Microsoft said it has found evidence that hackers associated with Iran have targeted a 2020 presidential candidate. The tech giant’s security and trust chief confirmed the attack in a blog post, but the company would not say which candidate was the target. The threat group, which Microsoft calls Phosphorous — also known as APT 35 […]

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Elon Musk says SpaceX Starship rocket could reach orbit within six months     – CNET
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“I think we should do our very best to become a multi-planet species and we should do it now.”

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Internet Sector Contributes $2.1 Trillion To US Economy, Industry Group Says
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The rapidly growing internet sector accounted for $2.1 trillion of the U.S. economy in 2018, or about 10% of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP), an industry group said on Thursday. From a report: The Internet Association, a group representing Amazon.com, Facebook, Alphabet, Twitter, Uber and many other firms, released its estimate as the tech […]

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Windows 10 is on more than 900 million devices, Microsoft says     – CNET
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The number of installations has grown from 800 million in March.

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SolarCity was insolvent when Tesla paid $2.6 billion to buy it, lawsuit says
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Enlarge / A SolarCity employee checks solar panels on the roof during installation at a home in New Jersey on July 28, 2015. (credit: Bloomberg | Getty Images) Back in 2016, Tesla acquired solar panel manufacturer SolarCity, billing the $2.6 billion deal as an opportunity to create “the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.” […]

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Amazon search now ranks in-house products highest, report says     – CNET
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Amazon disputes a Wall Street Journal report that claims its search results now favor its in-house products more than in the past.

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