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Nextdoor raised about $75 million to connect neighbors
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 Nextdoor, the neighborhood social networking site raised about $75 million in a funding round, The Information reported, estimating that the valuation is $1.5 billion. The round was confirmed by TechCrunch. This adds to the over $200 million that the San Francisco-based company has raised, dating back to 2010. Its last reported round was in early 2015 […]

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The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom looks absolutely goofy
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Enlarge (credit: Universal) The trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is here, and it looks simultaneously ridiculous and self-important. This trailer is audiences’ first look at the film—very little information about the plot and few images were revealed previously. The gist of the storyline seems to be that Bryce Dallas Howard’s Claire Dearing and Chris […]

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Massive Financial Aid Data Breach Proves Stanford Lied For Years To MBAs
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14 terabytes of “highly confidential” data about 5,120 financial aid applications over seven years were exposed in a breach at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business — proving that the school “misled thousands of applicants and donors about the way it distributes fellowship aid and financial assistance to its MBA students,” reports Poets&Quants. The information was […]

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Samsung Launches Gear Sport And Gear Fit 2 Pro For Rs 22,990 and Rs 13,590
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Samsung India has recently announced the launch of two new devices in the wearable segment – Gear Sport, a sleek and versatile smartwatch and Gear Fit 2 Pro, a GPS sports band with smart features. Both these devices come with price tags of Rs 22,990 and Rs 13,590 respectively. According to a press release, Samsung’s […]

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Democrat Senators Introduce National Data Breach Notification Law
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New submitter unarmed8 shares a report from CyberScoop: Three Democratic senators introduced legislation on Thursday requiring companies to notify customers of data breaches within thirty days of their discovery and imposing a five year prison sentence on organizations caught concealing data breaches. The new bill, called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, was introduced […]

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Meet the man who deactivated Trump’s Twitter account
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 As Twitter tries to figure out how to lock down the parts of its platform that enable harassment, as well as the spread of misleading information and illicit content, there have been a number of moments that highlight how the service, and its levers of control, are far from perfect. Read More

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Coinbase ordered to give the IRS data on users trading more than $20,000
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 Most digital currencies exist in a sort of twilight state just beyond the grasp of federal regulators, but the U.S. tax authority is starting to get savvy to this whole bitcoin thing. On Wednesday, a federal judge in San Francisco ruled that Coinbase must supply the IRS with identifying information on users who had more […]

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Hackers hit Uber in 2016: data on 57 million riders, drivers stolen
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Enlarge (credit: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images) In a public statement, Uber has announced that it sustained a massive data breach in 2016: 57 million customers’ and drivers’ names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers were compromised. According to Bloomberg, no trip location info, credit card information, or Social Security numbers was taken. Uber did not […]

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Newly Revealed Flaw Could Subject IoT Devices to Airborne Attacks
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Billions of voice-activated Internet of Things devices may be subject to external attack due to BlueBorne vulnerabilities, Armis revealed on Wednesday. Hackers could exploit BlueBorne to mount an airborne attack, using Bluetooth to spread malware and access critical data, including sensitive personal information. More than 20 million Amazon Echo and Google Home digital assistant speakers […]

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