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Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is…

Andrew Gebhart / CNET : Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is mediocre   —  Google Assistant helps this tiny screen feel powerful  —  $149.00  —  CNET may get a commission from these offers.  —  Compare These

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Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from…

Mallory Locklear / Engadget : Survey of 5,844 US college students finds 89% at least got some news from social media weekly, with 71% getting news from Facebook and 55% from Snapchat   —  A number of studies have shown that people turn to social media for news, and of all of the social networks out there, Facebook consistently leads the pack in this regard.

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Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform’s 2017 crackdown against extremist…

Rita Katz / Wired : Research shows ISIS and al-Qaeda have shifted away from YouTube for disseminating propaganda following the platform's 2017 crackdown against extremist content   —  BEFORE MOST PEOPLE even knew that terrorist outreach was happening online, YouTube was a top recruitment venue for jihadi terrorist groups.

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Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated…

Brian Barrett / Wired : Google says it will open source the firmware for Titan M, the secure chip in Pixel 3 phones that handles Verified Boot and has its own isolated storage and RAM   —  THE GOOGLE PIXEL 3 has all the betterments you would expect from a flashy flagship smartphone: great camera, zippy processor, smarter AI.

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An in-depth look at how Israel became a leading exporter of tools for oppressive regimes to spy on activists’ and dissidents’ communications (Haaretz)

Haaretz : An in-depth look at how Israel became a leading exporter of tools for oppressive regimes to spy on activists' and dissidents' communications   —  Haaretz investigation spanning 100 sources in 15 countries reveals Israel has become a leading exporter of tools for spying on civilians.

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Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific…

Lindsay Fortado / Financial Times : Tiger Global raises $3.75B for its latest VC fund, which surpassed its initial target of $3B; focus to include consumer internet and industry-specific software   —  Tiger Global has raised $3.75bn for its latest venture capital fund, surpassing its initial target of $3bn and making …

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Source: Plaid, which makes tools to let clients like Venmo and Coinbase authenticate accounts and check balances, is raising $200M at a valuation of…

Bloomberg : Source: Plaid, which makes tools to let clients like Venmo and Coinbase authenticate accounts and check balances, is raising $200M at a valuation of up to $3B   —  Plaid Technologies Inc. is in talks to raise $200 million and the valuation of the deal is rising as venture investors vie to bankroll the startup.

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Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors (Fred…

Fred Wilson / AVC : Recent news serves as a reminder that operators in startups and venture capital should work to ensure their investors are not bad actors   —  I got an email from the CEO of one of our portfolio companies last week.  —  It asked a very basic question, but one that I don't recall being asked before:

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Brazil-based Loggi, a fast delivery services platform matching couriers with shippers, is raising a $111M round, with SoftBank’s Vision Fund…

Giles Turner / Bloomberg : Brazil-based Loggi, a fast delivery services platform matching couriers with shippers, is raising a $111M round, with SoftBank's Vision Fund contributing $100M   —  - Loggi notching up to 3 million deliveries a month: CEO  — Sao Paulo-based startup to invest in engineers, robotics

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dYdX, a startup that develops decentralized financial derivative products on Ethereum blockchain, raises $10M Series A led by a16z crypto and…

Robert Hackett / Fortune : dYdX, a startup that develops decentralized financial derivative products on Ethereum blockchain, raises $10M Series A led by a16z crypto and Polychain Capital   —  A startup called dYdX has raised $10 million in funding from investors to develop financial software that allows people …

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Joshua Schachter on inventing tags for bookmarks, selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo in 2005, and Yahoo’s mismanagement of the service before its 2017…

Jake Swearingen / New York Magazine : Joshua Schachter on inventing tags for bookmarks, selling Del.icio.us to Yahoo in 2005, and Yahoo's mismanagement of the service before its 2017 shutdown   —  As told to , Jake Swearingen @JakeSwearingen  —  Joshua Schachter's groundbreaking social-bookmarking site Del.icio.us, founded in 2003 …

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Researcher discovers and helps patch 13 vulnerabilities in open source IoT OS FreeRTOS and Amazon’s AWS secure connectivity modules using the OS…

Lindsey O'Donnell / Threatpost : Researcher discovers and helps patch 13 vulnerabilities in open source IoT OS FreeRTOS and Amazon's AWS secure connectivity modules using the OS   —  Researchers have found that a popular Internet of Things real-time operating system - FreeRTOS - is riddled with serious vulnerabilities.

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A look at apps like Cruz Crew, N.R.A. and Great America that offer conservatives safe spaces free from the content guidelines of big platforms like…

New York Times : A look at apps like Cruz Crew, N.R.A. and Great America that offer conservatives safe spaces free from the content guidelines of big platforms like Facebook   —  Imagine a society in which everyone more or less agrees with you.  —  You wake up in the morning to online greetings from people …

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Review of Intel 9th Gen CPUs: best gaming CPUs if money is no object, but for tasks where GPU is the bottleneck, older Intel or AMD chips are a wiser…

Ian Cutress / AnandTech : Review of Intel 9th Gen CPUs: best gaming CPUs if money is no object, but for tasks where GPU is the bottleneck, older Intel or AMD chips are a wiser choice   —  Intel's newest line of desktop processors bring with them a number of changes designed to sway favor with performance enthusiasts.

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