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New iOS Security Feature Ripe for Defeat
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A new feature in iOS 11.4.1, which Apple released earlier this week, is designed to protect against unwanted intrusions through the iPhone’s Lightning Port. However, the protection may be weak at best. The feature, called “USB Restricted Mode,” disables data transfer through the Lightning Port after an hour of inactivity. A password-protected iOS device that […]

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How Smart Should a Home Be?
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One of the loudest buzzes in the Internet of Things is around smart homes. Vendors have rushed to connect everything imaginable within a house, including lights, appliances, entertainment systems, windows, shades, door locks, ceiling fans, faucets, smoke detectors, security systems, furniture — basically anything with a battery or power cord now can be connected, and […]

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Facebook would make a martyr by banning Infowars
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Alex Jones’ Infowars is a fake news-peddler. But Facebook deleting its Page could ignite a fire that consumes the network. Still, some critics are asking why it hasn’t done so already. This week Facebook held an event with journalists to discuss how it combats fake news. The company’s recently appointed head of News Feed John Hegeman […]

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Headout lands $10M Series A to help tourists book last-minute outings
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Imagine being in a new city with a few hours to kill, but no idea what to do. Headout is a travel app that enables tourists to book outings at very short notice, in most cases on the same day. The startup announced today that it’s raised a $10 million Series A led by returning […]

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Guru announces new AI and Sync features for knowledge sharing platform
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It’s one thing to have a great business idea, but connecting all of the disparate pieces of information and people needed to build it can be a frustrating growing pain — and one that the internal knowledge sharing company Guru is trying to fix. Guru launched in 2015 as a Chrome extension to help revenue […]

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Uber gets into scooters, every VC is raising, and why private equity loves SaaS
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Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch’s venture capital-focused podcast where we unpack the numbers behind the headlines. This week we had the full crew in the studio along with a friend. The excellent Connie Loizos hosted, and Matthew Lynley and I were both on as well, along with our guest this week: Graham Brown, a partner […]

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Pieter van der Does of Adyen joins us at Disrupt Berlin in November
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TechCrunch Disrupt coming back to Berlin on 29-30 November 2018. We’re delighted to announce that Pieter van der Does, CEO and co-founder of European online payments giant Adyen, will be joining us on stage. A leading expert with over 15 years experience in the payments industry, Pieter van der Does was CCO before co-founding Adyen […]

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Lady Gaga's beauty startup lures Silicon Valley money     – CNET
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A top venture capital firm is backing the singer’s new company.

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A tiny collision beneath the South Pole just changed how we see the universe     – CNET
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Scientists have traced a ghostly particle in Antarctic ice back to its source nearly 4 billion light-years away. Here’s how that could change everything.

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