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UK judge sentences Kane Gamble, a teen who hacked online accounts of the director of CIA and other prominent US government employees, to two years in…

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard : UK judge sentences Kane Gamble, a teen who hacked online accounts of the director of CIA and other prominent US government employees, to two years in prison   —  A judge in London sentenced a British teenager who was part of the hacking group Crackas With Attitude, which targeted prominent US government employees.

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Sources: DOJ probes AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA for possible collusion in thwarting eSIM tech enabling easier carrier-switching, after complaint by Apple…

Cecilia Kang / New York Times : Sources: DOJ probes AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA for possible collusion in thwarting eSIM tech enabling easier carrier-switching, after complaint by Apple and others   —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into potential coordination by AT&T …

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Tax forms filed by the nonprofit OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to AI specialists across the world (Cade Metz/New…

Cade Metz / New York Times : Tax forms filed by the nonprofit OpenAI provide insight into the enormous salaries and bonuses paid to AI specialists across the world   —  SAN FRANCISCO — One of the poorest-kept secrets in Silicon Valley has been the huge salaries and bonuses that experts in artificial intelligence can command.

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Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its network, pointing to DHS’ September notice of vendor’s ties to Russian intelligence services…

Patrick Howell O'Neill / Cyberscoop : Twitter bans Kaspersky Lab from advertising on its network, pointing to DHS' September notice of vendor's ties to Russian intelligence services   —  (Norwegian University of Science and Technology / Kai T. Dragland / Flickr)  —  Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab has been banned …

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As FOSTA became a law, Cloudflare kicked Switter, a community for sex workers, from its network, forcing the service to move to another CDN (Megan…

Megan Farokhmanesh / The Verge : As FOSTA became a law, Cloudflare kicked Switter, a community for sex workers, from its network, forcing the service to move to another CDN   —  Safe havens continue to dwindle post-FOSTA as Cloudflare boots the Mastodon instance  —  Around 3PM ET on April 17th, Switter — a social media space for sex workers — went offline.

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A look at the different methods and technologies that Waymo and Tesla use to collect data from the billions of miles their self-driving vehicles have…

Sean O'Kane / The Verge : A look at the different methods and technologies that Waymo and Tesla use to collect data from the billions of miles their self-driving vehicles have driven   —  Autonomous cars won't happen without tons of data.  Tesla and Waymo have a big head start  —  There's a race happening right …

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Profile of Mark Zuckerberg as told by those who knew him growing up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and those who met him on his 2017 tour of the US…

Richard Nieva / CNET : Profile of Mark Zuckerberg as told by those who knew him growing up in Dobbs Ferry, New York, and those who met him on his 2017 tour of the US   —  The world's largest social network needs fixing.  Facebook's frontman has known for years. … A few years ago, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife …

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Filings show gaming chat app Discord has raised ~$50M, bringing total funding to ~$152M, at a valuation of ~$1.65B; Discord says it had 90M users as…

Wall Street Journal : Filings show gaming chat app Discord has raised ~$50M, bringing total funding to ~$152M, at a valuation of ~$1.65B; Discord says it had 90M users as of January   —  Maker of videogame chat app raises fresh $50 million  —  Discord Inc., maker of a popular chatting tool for PC and mobile gamers …

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Google unveils Chat, an RCS-based carrier messaging service to supplant SMS, with typing indicators, full-res pics, video, group texts, no end-to-end…

Dieter Bohn / The Verge : Google unveils Chat, an RCS-based carrier messaging service to supplant SMS, with typing indicators, full-res pics, video, group texts, no end-to-end encryption   —  A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you'll get some amazing features.

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Genetics testing startup Prenetics buys UK’s DNAFit to move into consumer services

Prenetics , a Hong Kong-based startup that offers genetic testing services for patients, is expanding outside of Asia and into the consumer space after it acquired London-based company DNAFit . The deal — which a source told TechCrunch is worth $10 million — not only sees Prenetics enter new geographies, but also expand the scope of its services. Prenetics, which includes Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba among its backers, works directly with insurance firms and physicians who use its testing service for their customers and patients, but DNAFit goes straight to consumers themselves. Five-year-old DNAFit sells a test that profiles an individual’s DNA to help them to figure out the fitness and nutrition setup that is best suited to them. DNAFit’s kits — which cost up to £249 ($350) and take 10 days for results — are sold online and via employee packages. The company said it has sold its product to “several hundred thousand” people. High-profile backers include Olympic gold medal-winning British athlete Greg Rutherford, who said the results helped him make “clear, informed decisions” on his training regime. Prenetics has been considering global expansion options for some time, and this acquisition gets its foot in the door in new markets while also tackling the consumer health market, too. “We definitely plan on investing and growing our reach in Europe for the DNAFit business. In addition, Prenetics International will be focused on a B2B with insurers and for corporates,” Prenetics CEO Danny Yeung told TechCrunch via email. “At the same time, DNAFit is a partner for fitness company Helix in the U.S., thus we plan on investing further on customer acquisition and growing our reach in the U.S.,” Yeung added

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