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Google says Android 10 reached 100M devices just five months after launch, which is 28% faster than Android Pie (Abner Li/9to5Google)

Abner Li / 9to5Google: Google says Android 10 reached 100M devices just five months after launch, which is 28% faster than Android Pie  —  Ahead of Android 11's launch later this quarter, Google is recapping how its partners are releasing device updates faster than ever.  Notably, the “adoption of Android 10 …

App Annie: mobile app usage grew 40% YoY globally in Q2, hitting an all-time high of over 200B hours during April, amid stay-at-home measures (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch: App Annie: mobile app usage grew 40% YoY globally in Q2, hitting an all-time high of over 200B hours during April, amid stay-at-home measures  —  As the world continued to cope with the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the second quarter of 2020 became the largest yet for mobile app downloads, usage, and consumer spending.

Sources: Dataminr, an official Twitter partner, relayed tweets and other social media posts about BLM protests directly to police, contrary to earlier claims (Sam Biddle/The Intercept)

Sam Biddle / The Intercept: Sources: Dataminr, an official Twitter partner, relayed tweets and other social media posts about BLM protests directly to police, contrary to earlier claims  —  Leveraging close ties to Twitter, controversial artificial intelligence startup Dataminr helped law enforcement digitally monitor …

UK and Australian data privacy offices say they are opening a joint investigation of Clearview AI (Alfred Ng/CNET)

Alfred Ng / CNET: UK and Australian data privacy offices say they are opening a joint investigation of Clearview AI  —  The facial recognition company is being scrutinized over its database of 3 billion photos.  —  The governments of the UK and Australia are investigating a facial recognition company …

Sony invests $250M in Epic Games for a 1.4% stake, bringing the total raised by the maker of Fortnite to $17.86B (Dean Takahashi/VentureBeat)

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Sony invests $250M in Epic Games for a 1.4% stake, bringing the total raised by the maker of Fortnite to $17.86B  —  VB TRANSFORM  —  The AI event for business leaders  —  Hosted Online  —  July 15 - 17  —  Learn More  —  Sony has invested $250 million for a minority stake …

Amid India-China tensions, Zoom fights xenophobic rumors on social media that it is Chinese-owned, scrambling to remind Indian users that it is a US company (Pranav Dixit/BuzzFeed News)

Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed News: Amid India-China tensions, Zoom fights xenophobic rumors on social media that it is Chinese-owned, scrambling to remind Indian users that it is a US company  —  After the Indian government banned 59 apps owned by Chinese firms last week, the videoconferencing app Zoom is fighting xenophobic rumors …

Hands-on with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 as they launch in public beta with a new home screen with widgets on the iPhone, a Scribble feature for Apple Pencil, more (Dieter Bohn/The Verge)

Dieter Bohn / The Verge: Hands-on with iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 as they launch in public beta with a new home screen with widgets on the iPhone, a Scribble feature for Apple Pencil, more  —  There are so many new features that it's hard to keep track  —  In anticipation of today's release of the public betas of iOS 14 …

Google scrapped a campus security system asking employees to check colleagues' badges, sources say after complaints Black and Latinx workers were singled out (Nico Grant/Bloomberg)

Nico Grant / Bloomberg: Google scrapped a campus security system asking employees to check colleagues' badges, sources say after complaints Black and Latinx workers were singled out  —  - Company encouraged staff to check colleagues' ID badges  — System scrapped after workers complained to CEO Sundar Pichai

Epic Games releases an iOS app, called Live Link Face, enabling the recording of facial expressions directly into the Unreal Engine (Jon Porter/The Verge)

Jon Porter / The Verge: Epic Games releases an iOS app, called Live Link Face, enabling the recording of facial expressions directly into the Unreal Engine  —  Using Apple's ARKit and the iPhone's TrueDepth camera  —  A newly released iOS app from Epic Games lets developers record facial expressions …

EU court rules that online platforms like YouTube need not hand over to rights holders the email or IP addresses of users who upload pirated content (Andy Maxwell/TorrentFreak)

Andy Maxwell / TorrentFreak: EU court rules that online platforms like YouTube need not hand over to rights holders the email or IP addresses of users who upload pirated content  —  A judgment handed down by the EU Court of Justice this morning has found that online platforms, including YouTube, do not have to hand …

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