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Biden campaign hires Chris DeRusha, who was a WH senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs at DHS and at Ford, as its first CISO (Joseph Marks/Washington Post)

Joseph Marks / Washington Post: Biden campaign hires Chris DeRusha, who was a WH senior cybersecurity adviser and held a series of top cybersecurity jobs at DHS and at Ford, as its first CISO  —  Joe Biden, with four months until Election Day, is hiring a top cybersecurity official to secure his campaign against an array of digital threats.

Chicago PD shuts down its arrest API, used by journalists to access arrest data, after Chicago Reporter used it to reveal that CPD had inflated looting claims (Asraa/Chicago Reporter)

Asraa / Chicago Reporter: Chicago PD shuts down its arrest API, used by journalists to access arrest data, after Chicago Reporter used it to reveal that CPD had inflated looting claims  —  Blocking access to key law enforcement data hinders critical accountability efforts by journalists and researchers and ultimately limits discourse on public safety.

Gartner and IDC see YoY growth in Q2 PC shipments, 2.8% and 11.2% respectively, with both firms seeing the gains as short-term, driven by work-from-home demands (Emil Protalinski/VentureBeat)

Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Gartner and IDC see YoY growth in Q2 PC shipments, 2.8% and 11.2% respectively, with both firms seeing the gains as short-term, driven by work-from-home demands  —  VB TRANSFORM  —  The AI event for business leaders  —  Hosted Online  —  July 14 - 17  —  Register Today

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 …

Silver Lake buys French company Silae, which offers cloud-based payroll and HR software to 550K+ customers, reportedly for TITELTITELTITELTITELeuro;500M+ (Selin Bucak/Private Equity News)

Selin Bucak / Private Equity News: Silver Lake buys French company Silae, which offers cloud-based payroll and HR software to 550K+ customers, reportedly for €500M+  —  Based in Aix-en-Provence, Silae was founded in 2010 and offers cloud-based payroll and HR software to more than 550,000 businesses in France

In Hong Kong, Facebook and WhatsApp have a penetration rate of around 80% according to Statista, Instagram has 60%, whereas WeChat is used by just 54% (Karen Chiu/South China Morning Post)

Karen Chiu / South China Morning Post: In Hong Kong, Facebook and WhatsApp have a penetration rate of around 80% according to Statista, Instagram has 60%, whereas WeChat is used by just 54%  —  Google, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft all say they´re suspending requests for user data in Hong Kong because of a new national security …

Unc0ver team files a DMCA notice against developer Coolstar for their Chimera13 jailbreak, which GitHub then removed; Coolstar files a DMCA counter-notice (Ernesto Van der Sar/TorrentFreak)

Ernesto Van der Sar / TorrentFreak: Unc0ver team files a DMCA notice against developer Coolstar for their Chimera13 jailbreak, which GitHub then removed; Coolstar files a DMCA counter-notice  —  Jailbreaking tools are generally protected from copyright infringement claims through a DMCA exemption.  This week, however, GitHub removed the Chimera13 jailbreak code.

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