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August 3, 2015, 1:05 PM

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James Cook / Business Insider:
Sources: Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages  —  Apple is preparing to launch a voicemail service that will use Siri to transcribe your messages  —  Apple employees are testing a voicemail service that uses Siri to answer your calls and transcribe voicemail messages.
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Nokia sells HERE mapping business to Audi, BMW, and Mercedes for $3.07B  —  Nokia Sells HERE Mapping Business To Group Of European Car Makers For $3.07B  —  Nokia has announced that it has sold its HERE mapping business to a consortium of automobile makers for $3.07 billion, ending months of speculation about the future of the unit.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
Microsoft acquires FantasySalesTeam, a gamification platform to incentivize sales teams  —  Microsoft has acquired Incent Games, the company behind FantasySalesTeam, a gamification platform designed to help incentivize sales teams.  —  The computing giant says that it will soon offer …
John Fontana / ZDNet:
Federal courts start to recognize the possibility of ongoing harm to data breach victims, fueling class-action lawsuits  —  Federal Court's data breach decision shows new tilt toward victims, class-action lawsuits  —  Federal courts beginning to recognize possibility of on-going harm …
Keith Collins / Quartz:
Easily accessible dark web marketplaces list stolen identities from $1, to $450 for a premium identity with a high credit score  —  Here's what your stolen identity goes for on the internet's black market  —  The going rate for a stolen identity is about twenty bucks.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Hackers begin exploiting denial-of-service bug in BIND software to attack DNS servers  —  Exploits start against flaw that could hamstring huge swaths of Internet  —  If you haven't installed Bind update, now would be a good time to do so.  —  Hackers have started exploiting …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Symantec: Anthem was a secondary target for hacking group Black Vine, which primarily targeted aerospace, energy, military, and technology industries  —  Group that hacked Anthem shared weaponized 0-days with rival attackers  —  History's biggest healthcare breach was just another hack for Black Vine gang.

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