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Fraudster caught using OPM hack data from 2015

Way back in 2015, the US Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was electronically burgled, with hackers making off with 21.5 million records. That data included social security numbers, fingerprints, usernames, passwords and data from interviews condu...

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Senate votes to reinstate ZTE ban in the US

The Trump administration's decision to work with Chinese President Xi Jinping to bring ZTE back to business didn't sit well with lawmakers from both sides. A group of Senators from the Republican and Democratic parties recently amended the National D...

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Adobe improves Adobe Scan for Android and iOS with its Sensei machine learning tech and introduces new PDF integrations with Microsoft Office 365…

Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat : Adobe improves Adobe Scan for Android and iOS with its Sensei machine learning tech and introduces new PDF integrations with Microsoft Office 365   —  Adobe today announced a slew of updates and integrations across Adobe Document Cloud, its suite of cloud-based apps for converting and processing PDFs.

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A look at Tim Cook’s relationship with the Trump administration and Chinese government; source: Trump administration told Cook it won’t place tariffs…

New York Times : A look at Tim Cook's relationship with the Trump administration and Chinese government; source: Trump administration told Cook it won't place tariffs on iPhones   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Apple's chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world's most valuable public company …

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Experts say macOS’ Quick Look feature has for years created and insecurely cached preview thumbnails and more for files in encrypted containers and…

Swati Khandelwal / The Hacker News : Experts say macOS' Quick Look feature has for years created and insecurely cached preview thumbnails and more for files in encrypted containers and USB drives   —  Security researchers are warning of almost a decade old issue with one of the Apple's macOS feature which was designed …

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In a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration, Senate votes 85-10 on an annual defense policy bill that included a measure to reinstate penalties on…

Nicholas Fandos / New York Times : In a sharp rebuke of the Trump administration, Senate votes 85-10 on an annual defense policy bill that included a measure to reinstate penalties on ZTE   —  WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Monday to reinstate tough penalties on ZTE, a Chinese telecom company accused of violating American sanctions …

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Fujifilm sues Xerox for $1B+ after Xerox abandoned the planned merger with Fujifilm due to pressure from activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin…

Jonathan Stempel / Reuters : Fujifilm sues Xerox for $1B+ after Xerox abandoned the planned merger with Fujifilm due to pressure from activist investors Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason   —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fujifilm Holdings Corp sued Xerox Corp on Monday for well over $1 billion, faulting the printer and copier company …

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Bancor to launch a new blockchain service in Kenya to foster the creation of community currencies that use tokens for local commerce and P2P payments…

Chris O'Brien / VentureBeat : Bancor to launch a new blockchain service in Kenya to foster the creation of community currencies that use tokens for local commerce and P2P payments   —  Cryptocurrency platform Bancor announced today that it will launch a new blockchain service in Kenya as part of a financial system designed to help alleviate poverty.

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Viva Republica, startup behind popular Korean P2P payments app Toss, raises $40M from GIC and Sequoia China, says Toss processes $10B in transactions…

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Viva Republica, startup behind popular Korean P2P payments app Toss, raises $40M from GIC and Sequoia China, says Toss processes $10B in transactions per month   —  The largest payment app in South Korea, Toss, has pulled in $40 million in fresh investment from Singapore sovereign wealth fund GIC and Sequoia China.

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Google rolls out web interface for Android Messages to enable texting from desktop and says GIF search, Smart Reply, and more features coming by next…

The Keyword : Google rolls out web interface for Android Messages to enable texting from desktop and says GIF search, Smart Reply, and more features coming by next week   —  Over the past few years, we've been working on improving the messaging experience on Android—from working with carriers to upgrade …

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Filing suggests Travis VanderZanden, founder of scooter rental startup Bird that has raised $450M to date, has sold tens of millions of dollars worth…

The Information : Filing suggests Travis VanderZanden, founder of scooter rental startup Bird that has raised $450M to date, has sold tens of millions of dollars worth of stock   —  The founder of Bird, a year-old scooter rental service that has attracted $450 million from investors, including Sequoia Capital …

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WHO to add gaming addiction as a medical condition to the International Classification of Diseases, its highly regarded compendium of medical…

Tiffany Hsu / New York Times : WHO to add gaming addiction as a medical condition to the International Classification of Diseases, its highly regarded compendium of medical conditions   —  Video games work hard to hook players.  Designers use predictive algorithms and principles of behavioral economics to keep fans engaged.

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