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July 20, 2015, 7:10 AM

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Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Dating site for cheaters AshleyMadison hacked, data of 37M users potentially compromised  —  Online Cheating Site AshleyMadison Hacked  —  Large caches of data stolen from online cheating site AshleyMadison.com have been posted online by an individual or group that claims to have completely compromised …
John Markoff / Edge.org:
John Markoff on slow pace of automation, shorter term bets from VCs and government, future of transportation, AR as the next big platform, more  —  The Next Wave — A Conversation With John Markoff  —  This can't be the end of human evolution.  We have to go someplace else.  —  It's quite remarkable.
Re/code:
Once outcasts, three Canadian researchers now lead the deep learning efforts at Google, Facebook and IBM  —  Welcome to the AI Conspiracy: The ‘Canadian Mafia’ Behind Tech's Latest Craze  —  In the late '90s, Tomi Poutanen, a precocious computer whiz from Finland, hoped to do his dissertation …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Samsung announces 8-inch and 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab S2 tablets with new form factor and 4:3 2048x1536 displays, available in August  —  Samsung Announces The 8.0" and 9.7" Galaxy Tab S2 Tablets  —  Today Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab S2, the followup to last year's Galaxy Tab S tablets.
Rolfe Winkler / Wall Street Journal:
Shopping site Jet, facing steep losses and looming competition from Amazon, is looking to raise hundreds of millions at a $3B valuation by year end  —  Frenzy Around Shopping Site Jet.com Harks Back to Dot-Com Boom  —  Despite steep losses and looming competition with Amazon.com …
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Facebook Builds A Rough Road Back For Those Booted By Its “Real Name” Policy  —  Process hell and faceless bureaucracy may await those locked out of their accounts — even when they use their legal names.  —  Eveshka Ghost  —  Eveshka Ghost  —  Until recently, Daniel Wilson …
Ina Fried / Re/code:
China's Xiaomi Building Patent ‘War Chest’ in Preparation for U.S. Launch  —  Xiaomi international head Hugo Barra said on Thursday that the Chinese electronics company is looking to file more patents and strike more deals ahead of a launch into the U.S. market.
Aileen Lee / TechCrunch:
Welcome To The Unicorn Club, 2015: Learning From Billion-Dollar Companies  —  It's been over a year since we wrote our original post sharing our analysis of the last decade's most successful U.S.-based, venture-backed tech companies.  —  As we wrote in our original post - many entrepreneurs …

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