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Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide…

Zack Whittaker / TechCrunch : Report: $5.3B was invested in cybersecurity companies in 2018, up 81% from 2016, with California alone accounting for 46% of VC investments worldwide   —  2018 wasn't all bad.  It turned out to be a record year for venture capital firms investing in cybersecurity companies.

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DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked…

Nicole Perlroth / New York Times : DNC says in court filing that it was a target of a failed spearphishing campaign after the midterms; researchers: the campaign resembled Russia-linked attacks   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Democratic National Committee believes it was targeted in a hacking attempt by a Russian group in the weeks …

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Q&A with Hadi Partovi on starting Code.org, working on IE at Microsoft, what he is looking for in startup founders, and teaching computer science…

David Gelles / New York Times : Q&A with Hadi Partovi on starting Code.org, working on IE at Microsoft, what he is looking for in startup founders, and teaching computer science in schools   —  The founder and chief executive of Code.org, who was born in Iran, says computer science is a “foundational skill,” …

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Researcher: vulnerability in Marvell’s Wi-Fi SoC used in the PS4, Xbox One, Surface tablets, and more lets attacker hijack devices without any user…

Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet : Researcher: vulnerability in Marvell's Wi-Fi SoC used in the PS4, Xbox One, Surface tablets, and more lets attacker hijack devices without any user interaction   —  List of impacted devices includes PS4, Xbox One, Samsung Chromebooks, and Microsoft Surface devices.

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Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak, which was valued at $1B last year, raises $50M Series D (Jon Russell/TechCrunch)

Jon Russell / TechCrunch : Indonesian e-commerce startup Bukalapak, which was valued at $1B last year, raises $50M Series D   —  Chances are you may be familiar with Tokopedia, especially after it commanded a $7 billion valuation last November when it raised $1.1 billion from investors like Alibaba and SoftBank's Vision Fund.

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EU’s copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May…

Julia Reda : EU's copyright reform with “link tax” and “upload filters” suffers a setback as 11 member states vote against the proposal, making adoption in May less likely   —  Today, Council firmly rejected the negotiating mandate that was supposed to set out Member States' position ahead …

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Facebook starts wide rollout of its redesigned Messenger app, which it first announced at F8 last May with limited availability in October (Jon…

Jon Porter / The Verge : Facebook starts wide rollout of its redesigned Messenger app, which it first announced at F8 last May with limited availability in October   —  The update started its long rollout in October last year  —  Facebook Messenger's redesign, which was first announced at Facebook's F8 developer conference last May, is finally here.

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Sources: the FTC has met to consider a record-setting fine against Facebook for failing to safeguard user privacy, potentially violating a 2011…

Washington Post : Sources: the FTC has met to consider a record-setting fine against Facebook for failing to safeguard user privacy, potentially violating a 2011 consent decree   —  U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a record-setting fine against Facebook for violating a legally binding agreement …

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Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists later this year…

Financial Times : Sources: Spotify plans to launch a ~$100 voice-controlled in-car music player with preset buttons that correspond to Spotify playlists later this year   —  Spotify has a new target as it makes a break for independence from devices made by Apple, Google and Amazon: the car dashboard.

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Facebook confirms it is testing LOL, a feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages (Josh…

Josh Constine / TechCrunch : Facebook confirms it is testing LOL, a feed of funny videos and GIF-like clips pulled from News Feed posts by top meme Pages   —  How do you do fellow kids?  After Facebook Watch, Lasso, and IGTV failed to become hits with teens, the company has been quietly developing another youthful video product.

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A postmortem of AR startup Meta, as the company’s CEO says the unnamed investor who acquired its assets will continue to support Meta’s existing…

Janko Roettgers / Variety : A postmortem of AR startup Meta, as the company's CEO says the unnamed investor who acquired its assets will continue to support Meta's existing products   —  “It's a pretty dramatic moment in my life.”  —  To say that Meron Gribetz, co-founder of the augmented-reality headset startup Meta …

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AT&T to resume advertising on YouTube after pulling its ads in 2017 because they were appearing alongside offensive videos (Sapna Maheshwari/New…

Sapna Maheshwari / New York Times : AT&T to resume advertising on YouTube after pulling its ads in 2017 because they were appearing alongside offensive videos   —  AT&T, one of the nation's biggest marketers, yanked its advertising dollars from YouTube in 2017 because the brand was appearing alongside offensive videos.

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