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A college student who stole $5M+ in cryptocurrency via SIM hijacking gets 10 years in prison and is the first person in the US to be sentenced for…

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard : A college student who stole $5M+ in cryptocurrency via SIM hijacking gets 10 years in prison and is the first person in the US to be sentenced for such a crime   —  A 20-year-old college student who was accused of stealing more than $5 million in cryptocurrency in a slew of SIM hijacking attacks …

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Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Researcher finds “admin@kremlin.ru” backdoor accounts on 2,000+ exposed MongoDB databases that handle financial transactions of businesses operating in Russia   —  “Admin@kremlin.ru” account spotted on thousands of Russian-linked, internet-exposed MongoDB databases.

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Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B…

Reuters : Source: Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5B in Chinese used car trading platform guazi.com in a deal that would value the company at $8.5B pre-money   —  HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - The SoftBank-led Vision Fund is in talks to invest up to $1.5 billion in Chinese used car trading platform Guazi.com …

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WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers (Taylor…

Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch : WhatsApp hires EFF counsel Nate Cardozo and Facebook hires Open Technology Institute counsel Robyn Green, both as privacy policy managers   —  In an effort to bolster its public credibility in the wake of a very rough year, Facebook is bringing a fierce former critic into the fold.

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eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : eBay beats on Q4 sales of $2.9B, but global merchandise volume of $24.6B was up only 1%; will return $5.5B to investors in 2019 amid activist pressure   —  As eBay gets increasing pressure from activist shareholder Elliott Management to reform its business and turn it into a high-growth tech stock …

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AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours (Larry…

Larry Dignan / ZDNet : AMD reports Q4 revenue of $1.42B, up 6% YoY but missing analyst estimates of $1.44B, and net income of $38M; stock up 8%+ after hours   —  The company's weak outlook comes after Nvidia said it was seeing softer sales.  AMD said inventory and the end of the blockchain boom were issues.

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Amazon joins the board of the Zigbee Alliance, which oversees implementation of the Zigbee wireless protocol commonly used in smart home devices…

Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge : Amazon joins the board of the Zigbee Alliance, which oversees implementation of the Zigbee wireless protocol commonly used in smart home devices   —  It joins the board of the Zigbee Alliance  —  Amazon now has a say in the development of a commonly used smart home standard …

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