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Facebook breach saw 15M users’ names & contact info stolen, 14M’s bios too

Facebook has now detailed what data was scraped and stolen in the breach it revealed two weeks ago . 30 million users, not 50 million as it initially estimated, had their access tokens stolen by hackers. Users can check Facebook’s Help Center to find out if their information was accessed, and Facebook will send customized alerts to those impacted detailing what was accessed from their account and what they can do to recover. It’s currently not clear if all the information accessed was necessarily scraped. Facebook’s VP of product managment Guy Rosen told reporters on a press call that “We are cooperating with the FBI on this matter” and that “the FBI have asked us not to discuss who may be behind this attack” as its own investigation is ongoing. Disclosing anything about perpetrator now could cause them to cover tracks. 15 million of the 30 million users had their name plus phone number and/or email accessed. 14 million had that info plus potentially more biographical info accessed, including “username, gender, locale/language, relationship status, religion, hometown, self-reported current city, birthdate, device types used to access Facebook, education, work, the last 10 places they checked into or were tagged in, website, people or Pages they follow, and the 15 most recent searches”. The remaining 1 million users’ information wasn’t accessed. Facebook’s other apps including Messenger, Messenger Kids, Instagram, WhatsApp, Workplace, and Pages, as well as its features for payments, third-party apps, advertisers, and developers were not accessed. Facebook says that law enforcement has asked it not to discuss evidence regarding who committed the attack as the FBI continues its investigation. Facebook says the breach started when hackers with some access tokens exploited a combination of three bugs related to its “View As” privacy feature for seeing your profile from the perspective of someone else. This let them gain access to those accounts’ friends leading them to steal access tokens 400,000 accounts, and used a different method to then grab tokens from 30 million of their friends. Unlike most breaches, this one appears to have turned out to be less severe then initially expected. Users seem to already be forgetting about the breach after a short hiccup where they had to log back in to Facebook.

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Facebook’s gaming hub Fb.gg launches into beta on Android

This summer, Facebook launched Fb.gg , its online gaming hub and Twitch competitor, designed to attract game streamers and their fans to watch videos on Facebook instead of on rival sites. The destination shows videos based on which games and streaming celebrities users follow, plus Liked Pages and Groups, and other featured suggestions of what to watch. Now, Fb.gg is expanding to mobile with its launch on Android. The new app, first spotted by Sensor Tower, arrived just a few days ago and is currently in beta testing. According to its description on Google Play, the app allows gamers and fans to discover a “universe of gaming content,” connect with creators and join communities, and play instant games like Everwing, Words with Friends, Basketball FRVR, and others. From the screenshots, you can see how the Fb.gg app lets users tap navigation buttons at the top to find streamers to watch, or to view those streamers they’re already following, among other things. They can also participate in live conversations during gameplay with other viewers. Here, they can react to the stream using Facebook’s standard emoticon set of likes, hearts, haha’s and others. Another section lets gamers jump into simple and popular mobile games. These titles are among those who were early participants in Facebook’s other gaming efforts in the past, like Instant Games on Facebook and Messenger. Facebook has been trying to woo the gaming community for some time, to better compete against Amazon’s Twitch and Google’s YouTube. There’s a large and growing market for game streaming and viewing, with young viewers tuning in an average of 3+ hours a week to watch, as TechCrunch previously noted. Facebook’s efforts to directly challenge Twitch and others kicked off in earnest this year, with the launch of its own version of Twitch’s Partner Program

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Axios Autonomous Vehicles – Axios

Axios Axios Autonomous Vehicles Axios Just ask Blackberry . What's next: Ford is using its commercial vehicles expertise to develop routing and dispatch technology for fleet management, and is building out a transportation-as-a-service platform to integrate with its business partners. The ... and more »

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FCC limits the time local authorities get to review 5G applications to 90 days, caps annual fees to $270 per small cell, unless cities can prove…

Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica : FCC limits the time local authorities get to review 5G applications to 90 days, caps annual fees to $270 per small cell, unless cities can prove higher costs   —  FCC orders cities and towns to slash permit fees for 5G equipment.  —  The Federal Communications Commission today finalized …

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Coinbase adds Coinbase Bundle, a new offering that lets users buy a market-weighted sampling of its 5 available cryptocurrencies, for as little as $25…

Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch : Coinbase adds Coinbase Bundle, a new offering that lets users buy a market-weighted sampling of its 5 available cryptocurrencies, for as little as $25   —  Coinbase is shaking things up quite a bit lately and its latest tools are geared toward cryptocurrency traders just getting their toes wet.

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SEC sues Elon Musk, accusing him of misleading investors when he tweeted that he had funding lined up to take Tesla private; stock drops 11%+ after…

Bloomberg : SEC sues Elon Musk, accusing him of misleading investors when he tweeted that he had funding lined up to take Tesla private; stock drops 11%+ after hours   —  The Securities and Exchange Commission has opened a case against Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk, according to a docket entry …

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Amazon’s anti-union tactics revealed in leaked 45-minute video that it sent to team leaders at Whole Foods; Amazon says Gizmodo "cherry-picked…

Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo : Amazon's anti-union tactics revealed in leaked 45-minute video that it sent to team leaders at Whole Foods; Amazon says Gizmodo “cherry-picked soundbites”   —  Amazon, the country's second-largest employer, has so far remained immune to any attempts by U.S. workers to form a union.

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Leaders from the cryptocurrency industry, Wall Street, and venture capital firms ask Congress for clearer regulations amid fears of innovation heading…

Kate Rooney / CNBC : Leaders from the cryptocurrency industry, Wall Street, and venture capital firms ask Congress for clearer regulations amid fears of innovation heading overseas   —  - Leaders from the cryptocurrency industry, Wall Street and venture capital firms met lawmakers in Washington Tuesday …

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Microsoft Surface Go review – Stuff

Stuff Microsoft Surface Go review Stuff However, Microsoft think it's worth having a bash at creating an affordable stylish tablet which has all the functionality of a PC , throw in some of the creative muscle you expect from an iPad and what you get is the Surface Go - a tablet which hits a ... and more »

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Omega Wars (Games)

Omega Wars 1.11.00 Device: iOS Universal Category: Games Price: Free, Version: 1.11.00 ( iTunes ) Description: Claim your place among the Cosmic Legends! Master unique Champion abilities, collect powerful characters and spells, construct mighty decks, and battle against opponents in 1v1 & 2v2 real-time PvP action MOBA! Deploy troops and cast spells to take control of the ever-shifting arena. Develop unique strategies and combinations to outsmart and outmaneuver your opponents. Clash with friends and challenge players from around the world – the Omega Wars await you! Omega Wars: Champions of the Galaxy Features: Ω PLAY AS ONE OF THREE UNIQUE RACES Take command and battle as the Champions of the Human, Phantom, or Demon Race. Each Race has its distinct abilities, attributes, defense formation, and exclusive cards. Confuse your opponent into attacking the fake Phantom tower, or go on an all-out attack with an assault as the Demon Lord! Learn the strengths and weaknesses of each Race and adapt it to your playing style! Ω MERGE CARDS TOGETHER IN BATTLE Combine cards directly in the live arena through the game’s unique pairing system. Protect your Airtroopers from damage by placing them inside a Defender unit, or blast your Treant units directly at your opponent by loading them up in a Treant Cannon! Ω CRAFT & UNLOCK SPECIAL CARD ABILITIES Unlock special active or passive abilities for your troops and spells with the game’s crafting system. Shift the tide of battle and catch your opponent off guard by “flipping” to your card’s alternative form during battle! Ω DYNAMIC 2V2 ARENA BATTLES Team up with friends and clanmates in the most competitive and action-packed 2v2 arena battle mode yet! With a dynamic tower formation system based on the Champions selected, teammates can develop different synergies and strategies with their cards and abilities en route to victory! Ω GLOBAL AND LOCAL LEADERBOARDS Compete against the best in the World to earn your spot on the Global and Local Leaderboards! Master each Champion as you earn recognition in the Race Leaderboards, and join up with the best of the best as you compete for glory in the Clan Leaderboard. Ω CONTROL YOUR VIEWS WITH AR MODE* Bring your arena battles to life with an awesome augmented reality feature! Omega Wars’ AR mode puts you in control of the camera angle - zoom in up close to see the Demon Lord lay waste to his foes, or spectate a match from afar with your pet as the backdrop! Ω LIVE SPECTATOR MODE AND REPLAY FEATURE Cheer on your friends and clanmates while watching them battle live in Spectator Mode, or watch and share favorite battles and highlights with the Replay Feature! Enjoy watching battles from three different camera angles, or control your own spectator experience while in AR mode!* The battle for the Galaxy awaits - download now and join the War! *available only for ARKit-compatible devices An internet connection is required to play. Use of this application is governed by the Ludare Terms of Service. These Terms are available at http://www.ludare.com/terms.

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The top 10 startups from Y Combinator’s Demo Day S18 Day 2

Fifty-nine startups took the stage at Y Combinator’s Demo Day 2 , and among the highlights were a company that helps developers manage in-app subscriptions; a service that lets you create animojis from real photos; and a surplus medical equipment-reselling platform. Oh… and there was also a company that’s developed an entirely new kind of life form using e coli bacteria. So yeah, that’s happening. Based on some investor buzz and what caught TechCrunch’s eye, these are our top picks from the second day of Y Combinator’s presentations. You can find the full list of companies that presented on Day 1 here , and our top picks from Day 1 here.  64-x With a founding team including some of the leading luminaries in the field of biologically inspired engineering (including George Church, Pamela Silver and Jeffrey Way from Harvard’s Wyss Institute),  64-x  is engineering organisms to function in otherwise inaccessible environments. Chief executive Alexis Rovner, herself a post-doctoral fellow at the Wyss Institute, and chief operating officer Ryan Gallagher, a former BCG Consultant, are looking to commercialize research from the Institute around accelerating and expanding the ability to produce functionalized proteins and sequence-defined polymers with diverse chemistries. Basically they’ve engineered a new life form that they want to use for novel kinds of bio-manufacturing. Why we liked it:  These geniuses invented a new life form. CB Therapeutics Sher Butt, a former lab directory at Steep Hill, saw that cannabinoids were as close to a miracle cure for pain, epilepsy and other chronic conditions as medicine was going to get. But plant-based cannabinoids were costly and produced inconsistent results. Alongside Jacob Vogan, Butt realized that biosynthesizing cannabinoids would reduce production costs by a factor of 10 and boost production 24 times current yields. With a deep experience commercializing drugs for Novartis and as the founder of the cannabis testing company SB Labs, Butt and his technical co-founder are uniquely positioned to bring this new therapy to market. Why we liked it:  Using manufacturing processes to make industrial quantities of what looks like nature’s best painkiller at scale is not a bad idea. RevenueCat RevenueCat  helps developers manage their in-app subscriptions. It offers an API that developers can use to support in-app subscriptions on iOS and Android, which means they don’t have to worry about all the nuances, bugs and updates on each platform

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