Twitter gets hacked / NBC’s streaming service Peacock debuts / TikTok in the US is threatened

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Twitter gets hacked / NBC's streaming service Peacock debuts / TikTok in the US is threatened

The Verge’s Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, Russell Brandom, and Julia Alexander discuss an unprecedented Twitter hack this week, the release of NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock, and the potential restrictions on TikTok in the US.

Stories discussed this week:

  • White House reportedly orders hospitals to bypass CDC during COVID-19 data collection
  • CDC employees say the agency has a culture of ‘racial aggression’
  • Etsy sellers are offering sheer mesh face masks that provide ‘very little protection’
  • Seventeen states sue Trump administration over new student visa guidelines
  • Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Apple, and others hacked in unprecedented Twitter attack
  • Twitter shut off the ability for many people to tweet after massive hack
  • Twitter reveals that its own employee tools contributed to unprecedented hack
  • Lawmakers demand more details on Twitter’s massive hack
  • The massive Twitter hack could be a global security crisis
  • Twitter says passwords were spared in yesterday’s attack, but it’s still working to restore locked accounts
  • The FBI opens investigation into Twitter attack over national security concerns
  • White House says restrictions on TikTok could come in ‘weeks, not months’
  • TikTok’s biggest problem is outside its control
  • Peacock’s interface aims to recreate the feeling of live TV, but it comes up short 
  • Why Peacock and HBO Max aren’t on the biggest streaming platforms
  • How to stream Peacock
  • Netflix names content chief Ted Sarandos as co-CEO
  • Netflix adds another whopping 10 million subscribers, but warns growth may slow
  • Microsoft discontinues Xbox One X and Xbox One S digital edition ahead of Series X launch
  • Xbox Series X can play all Xbox One games, unless they use Kinect
  • Microsoft to launch xCloud streaming free with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in September

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