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1. Israeli spy software has been used to hack the phones of journalists, activists and executives. The Pegasus tool has targeted reporters from some of the world’s largest media outlets. Read more about the technology here.
2. Facebook rejects Joe Biden’s claim to “kill people” with misinformation. The social media giant insists that its users’ reluctance to vaccines has decreased. Read Facebook’s refutation here.
3. Tech startups: “We’re hiring!” Huge venture capital funds are pouring into tech startups – that is, they’re growing fast. These are the 25 talent partners who can help you find a much-coveted job.
4. Space is getting its richest visitor to date: Jeff Bezos will take off on Blue Origin’s first passenger flight. The billionaire is accompanied by three companions on a journey to the edge of space. Save this link: This is how you can follow Bezos’ flight live tomorrow.
5. Jack Dorsey has an eye on finances: His company Square is starting a new business inspired by Bitcoin. Because of this, the Twitter CEO is targeting developers with his new company.
6. Pirates – they’re back! Marvel blockbuster “Black Widow” shot up the piracy charts after debuting on Disney +, a result of it being broadcast on a massive online streaming service. Check out the other movies that made it onto the list of Most Stolen Movies.
7. Several Apple employees said they were quitting because of the company’s remote work policy. At Apple, working remotely isn’t as persistent as some might like – the company announced a three-day-a-week policy for entering the office. Read more about Apple’s tough stance on remote work.
8. Apple has just fallen in the smartphone race: For the first time, Xiaomi has overtaken Apple to become the second largest smartphone seller in the world. But both companies are still vying for first place.
9. The balance of power at Amazon is shifting: The new CEO Andy Jassy has changed his leadership team since joining Bezos. These are the 13 most powerful Amazon employees under the new boss.
10. Apple is redesigning its self-driving car project – and they’ve called on the Apple Watch mastermind to lead it. Kevin Lynch, a VP of Technology, shaped Apple’s strategy for health and wearables. Now he’s in charge of the tech giant’s mysterious car project.
Compiled by Phil Rosen. Any suggestion? Send an email to [email protected] or tweet @philrosenn.
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