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August 19, 2015, 12:10 AM

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Kim Zetter / Wired:
Hackers post 9.7GB data purportedly from Ashley Madison breach to dark web, including e-mails, profiles, and credit card transactions  —  Hackers Finally Post Stolen Ashley Madison Data  —  Hackers who stole sensitive customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com appear …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Former Ashley Madison CTO: part of claimed data dump includes credit card data that the site did not store  —  Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?  —  Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users of AshleyMadison.com …
David Pierce / Wired:
Google partners with TP-LINK on OnHub, an easy to use $199 Wi-Fi router that makes sure your devices are connecting efficiently  —  Rejoice: Google Just Created a Stupidly Simple Wi-Fi Router  —  It's actually pretty easy to deal with your wireless router.
Chris Burns / SlashGear:
Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for the Google On smart home ecosystem, which will soon have its own app  —  Google OnHub will be the first Brillo device for Google On  —  Google OnHub was revealed today by Google as the first doorway to a full smart home ecosystem.
Natasha Lomas / TechCrunch:
Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone 2 available for preorder, will arrive in September  —  Silent Circle's Blackphone 2 Landing In September  —  Silent Circle showed off the second generation of its pro-privacy Android-hardened smartphone, the Blackphone, back in March …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Fossil gives a glimpse of its first Android Wear smartwatch, a round-faced piece similar to the Moto 360 that's powered by Intel hardware  —  This is Fossil's Android Wear smartwatch  —  Fossil, the watchmaker that's carved out a home at Macy's, JCPenney, and other retailers, is getting into the smartwatch game.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple to simplify retail stores by demoting iPods to shelves, dropping iPad Smart Signs  —  Apple is preparing to make significant changes to its stores to simplify the experience by relocating iPod stock to accessory shelves and removing iPad-based Smart Signs, according to several Apple Retail managers briefed today on the plans.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
FCC fines Smart City $750K for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots after January notice that the practice is prohibited  —  Company pays FCC $750,000 for blocking Wi-Fi hotspots at conventions  —  Wanted to force convention-goers to purchase $80/day Wi-Fi access.  —  A Wi-Fi service provider has agreed …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Seagate nabs storage maker Dot Hill Systems for $694 million  —  Founded in 1997, Dot Hill Systems comes with a myriad of storage arrays, software and data protection services aimed at clients ranging from SMBs to the enterprise.  —  Seagate is expanding its portfolio again through …
Rachel King / ZDNet:
Intel teams with Google to bring depth-sensing RealSense camera to Project Tango, Google's platform for 3D motion tracking on mobile devices  —  IDF 2015: Intel teams with Google to bring RealSense to Project Tango  —  Intel suggests wearable devices could be the game changer and final death blow to passwords we've all been seeking.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Top game developers launch Fig, a highly curated reward and equity crowdfunding platform just for games  —  Fig Lets You Crowdfund Computer Games For Profit, Not Just Fun  —  A conspiracy has been hatched by the world's top Triple-A and indie developers to change the way computer games are financed.
Robin Sidel / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Target to pay Visa up to $67M over 2013 data breach, is working with MasterCard on similar deal after earlier $19M settlement rejected  —  Target to Settle Claims Over Data Breach  —  Target agreed to reimburse thousands of financial institutions as much as $67 million for costs incurred …

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