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Techmeme 2h
London Met Police blames a breach of news distributor MyNewsDesk for bizarre messages appearing on its website, Twitter account, and in emails to subscribers (BBC)
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Techmeme 5h
An app Who's in Town shows how much of sensitive location data users unwittingly share on Instagram, and how much their shares reveal, when aggregated ( / Wired)
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Techmeme 10h
Instagram "tag cleaners" have flooded a murdered user's tagged photos with pleasant images to combat trolls and drown out tagged images of gore ( / The Verge)
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Techmeme 14h
How Microsoft, Amazon, and Google are racing for dominance as cloud platforms for game streaming, as the gaming industry is set to generate $152B in 2019 ( / Fortune)
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Techmeme 15h
Sources: Equifax is nearing a ~$700M settlement to resolve federal and state probes and a national class action lawsuit over the breach disclosed in Sept. 2017 ( / Wall Street Journal)
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Techmeme 16h
Tinder is testing letting users pay it directly in its Android app, bypassing the Play Store and avoiding Google's 30% cut ( / Bloomberg)
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Techmeme 16h
US Department of Education: hackers breached an ERP system of 62 colleges, created student accounts, and used them "almost immediately for criminal activity" ( / ZDNet)
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Techmeme 17h
Sources: the FTC has finalized a multimillion dollar settlement with Google in an investigation into YouTube for violating federal data privacy laws for kids (Washington Post)
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Techmeme 19h
Medallia, a customer experience management platform, closes up 76% on its first day trading, after raising $326M at a valuation of $2.5B in its IPO ( / TechCrunch)
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Techmeme 20h
Huawei says 28 out of its 50 commercial 5G infrastructure contracts are in Europe ( / South China Morning Post)
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Techmeme 21h
French drone maker Parrot continues to shift away from consumer sales, dominated by DJI, says it will only make business focused Anafi drone line ( / The Verge)
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Techmeme 21h
Former NSA contractor Harold Martin sentenced to 9 years in prison for the theft of 50TB+ of classified government files ( / CyberScoop)
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Techmeme 22h
Twitter's redesign, which rebuilt the desktop website as a progressive web app, solves none of its problems, but will help the famously slow company move faster ( / OneZero)
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Techmeme 23h
Source: Oyo founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal to pay $2B at a $10B valuation to up his stake in Oyo from 10% to 30%; Lightspeed and Sequoia India sold some shares ( / Livemint)
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Techmeme 24h
A look at 5 initiatives Spotify has abandoned: original video content, its hateful conduct policy, Spotify apps, direct music distribution, and Spotify Running (Tim Ingham / Rolling Stone)
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Techmeme Jul 19
A look at the growing use of connected home fitness devices, as some users say convenience outweighs qualms about constantly looking at screens ( / The Verge)
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Techmeme Jul 19
BMW and Tencent partner to launch a computing center in China that will help develop autonomous driving solutions adapted to Chinese roads (Norihiko Shirouzu / Reuters)
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Techmeme Jul 19
Sources: NSO Group told buyers it can scrape users' data from cloud services of Apple, Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Microsoft by copying authentication keys (Financial Times)
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Techmeme Jul 19
Lexion, which develops AI-powered solutions for managing contracts, raises a $4.2M seed round ( / TechCrunch)
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Techmeme Jul 19
Researchers say they were able to trick cybersecurity firm Cylance's AI-based antivirus engine into thinking programs like WannaCry and other malware are benign ( / VICE)
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