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Farfetch, the UK-based marketplace for high-end fashion and luxury goods, files for IPO on NYSE and says it had ~1M active consumers as of last year…

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch : Farfetch, the UK-based marketplace for high-end fashion and luxury goods, files for IPO on NYSE and says it had ~1M active consumers as of last year   —  Farfetch, the UK-based marketplace for high-end fashion and other luxury goods, has confirmed its plans to go public.

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Rigetti Computing, one of the companies trying to build a practical quantum computer, discloses that it has raised a $50M round in late 2017 (Eric…

Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg : Rigetti Computing, one of the companies trying to build a practical quantum computer, discloses that it has raised a $50M round in late 2017   —  Few corners of the tech industry are as tantalizing or complex as quantum computing.  For years evangelists have promised machines capable of breaking …

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Deloitte: since 2015, China has outspent the US by $24B in 5G infrastructure and has built 350K new cell sites, compared to less than 30K in US (Arjun…

Arjun Kharpal / CNBC : Deloitte: since 2015, China has outspent the US by $24B in 5G infrastructure and has built 350K new cell sites, compared to less than 30K in US   —  - China has built 350,000 new cell sites, while the U.S. has built fewer than 30,000 since 2015, according to Deloitte.

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Dealing with the likes of Infowars on internet platforms is not a binary choice to keep or ban them; many other options exist, and they should all be…

Mike Masnick / Techdirt : Dealing with the likes of Infowars on internet platforms is not a binary choice to keep or ban them; many other options exist, and they should all be explored   —  from the deplatforming-and-denialism dept  —  Warning 1: I'm about to talk about an issue that has a lot of nuance in it and no clear …

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Researchers demo machine learning techniques that de-anonymize the authors of code samples, often with more than 90% accuracy, even from binary code…

Louise Matsakis / Wired : Researchers demo machine learning techniques that de-anonymize the authors of code samples, often with more than 90% accuracy, even from binary code   —  RESEARCHERS WHO STUDY stylometry—the statistical analysis of linguistic style—have long known that writing is a unique, individualistic process.

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RiskRecon, a SaaS platform providing cybersecurity assessments of third-party vendors, raises $25M Series B led by Accel Partners (Jonathan…

Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch : RiskRecon, a SaaS platform providing cybersecurity assessments of third-party vendors, raises $25M Series B led by Accel Partners   —  In June of this year, Chinese hackers managed to install software into the networks of a contractor for the U.S. Navy and steal information on a roughly $300 million top-secret submarine program.

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Overstock.com says its subsidiary tZero raised $134M in an ICO, announces up to $270M investment in tZero by Chinese private equity firm GSR at $1.5B…

CoinDesk : Overstock.com says its subsidiary tZero raised $134M in an ICO, announces up to $270M investment in tZero by Chinese private equity firm GSR at $1.5B valuation   —  Overstock.com subsidiary tZero raised $134 million in its security token offering, the company said Thursday.

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A look at the loose alliance between Russia’s criminal hackers and intelligence services that has been attacking Russia’s perceived enemies since…

Daniil Turovsky / Meduza.io : A look at the loose alliance between Russia's criminal hackers and intelligence services that has been attacking Russia's perceived enemies since around 2005   —  On the night of August 8, 2008, Georgian troops started shelling Tskhinvali, the capital of South Ossetia, and then began their assault on the city.

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Report: UK’s advertising regulator to rule that Amazon Prime’s "unlimited one-day delivery" claims are misleading in the case of some items…

Kevin Rawlinson / The Guardian : Report: UK's advertising regulator to rule that Amazon Prime's “unlimited one-day delivery” claims are misleading in the case of some items   —  Advertising Standards Authority set to rule on claims about retailer's Prime service  —  Amazon is to be told to stop claiming …

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Fintech startup trends: most growth in real estate and crypto, wealth and investment startup activity steady, payments and lending are least active,…

Matt Harris / Fortune : Fintech startup trends: most growth in real estate and crypto, wealth and investment startup activity steady, payments and lending are least active, and more   —  I've been proven wrong once again.  —  For eight years running, I've predicted that fintech investment is going to plateau.

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A look at the fake YouTube views ecosystem where sites like Devumi.com and 500Views.com sell millions of bot-generated views and how YouTube is…

Michael H. Keller / New York Times : A look at the fake YouTube views ecosystem where sites like Devumi.com and 500Views.com sell millions of bot-generated views and how YouTube is fighting it   —  Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos' popularity and creating an environment ripe for manipulation.

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Marketers are finding ways to reach children as young as 6 through YouTube influencers, apps, and Snapchat filters, raising concerns of undue…

Abha Bhattarai / Washington Post : Marketers are finding ways to reach children as young as 6 through YouTube influencers, apps, and Snapchat filters, raising concerns of undue influence   —  Nine-year-old Isabella Colello shops for just about everything online.  —  She scrolls through the Amazon app on her phone at least once a day.

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Bitcoin developer describes how he found a critical blockchain splitting vulnerability, now fixed, in competing Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency (Cory…

Cory Fields : Bitcoin developer describes how he found a critical blockchain splitting vulnerability, now fixed, in competing Bitcoin Cash cryptocurrency   —  My experience disclosing a critical Bitcoin Cash vulnerability  —  On April 25, 2018, I anonymously and privately disclosed a critical vulnerability …

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Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or…

Lily Hay Newman / Wired : Researchers find bugs in some mobile card readers from Square, SumUp, iZettle, and PayPal that allow manipulation or remote control via Bluetooth or mobile apps   —  THE TINY, PORTABLE credit card readers you use to pay at farmer's markets, bake sales, and smoothie shops are convenient for consumers and merchants alike.

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Sources speculate on Twitter’s reasons for tolerance of Alex Jones including political naiveté, not wanting to appear partisan, and waiting to…

Will Oremus / Slate : Sources speculate on Twitter's reasons for tolerance of Alex Jones including political naiveté, not wanting to appear partisan, and waiting to ban on own terms   —  Jack Dorsey is, by his own admission, “left-leaning.”  So it might seem perplexing that the Twitter CEO has spent …

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