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Apple to unveil new iPhones on September 10

Apple sent out invitations Thursday for a media event next month where the company is expected to unveil its latest iPhone models. The event is scheduled to take place September 10 and will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater at the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.

Huawei granted another 90-day reprieve by U.S.

US technology companies will be allowed to continue selling to Huawei under certain circumstances, after the US commerce secretary extended a second temporary 90-day reprieve. Wilbur Ross on Monday said the Trump administration would extend a temporary licence for companies to sell to the Chinese company if they are selling repairs or updates to existing systems.

Capital One Hack Exposes 100M Accounts

Capital One has revealed that more than 100 million customers had their personal information hacked, including credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, and contact information, as well as 140,000 Social Security numbers and 80,000 linked bank account numbers of secured credit card customers.

FTC to fine Facebook £4bn over Cambridge Analytica Data Harvesting Scandal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has voted to approve a £4bn ($5bn) settlement with Facebook over the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine is the largest-ever imposed by the FTC for violating an order and is in line with what the company said it expected to pay in its quarterly report in April. In July, the ICO issued a Notice of Intent to fine Facebook as part of a wide ranging investigation into the use of data analytics for political purposes.

FedEx sues U.S. Department of Commerce

FedEx has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce to stop it from enforcing certain export restrictions against the company. In a statement, FedEx didn’t name Huawei specifically but the filing comes after the company has botched Huawei-related shipments on at least two occasions.

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