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August 19, 2015, 6:15 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:
Multiple sources report finding their personal info in Ashley Madison data dump despite former CTO's claims that some of the leaked data is not genuine  —  Was the Ashley Madison Database Leaked?  —  Many news sites and blogs are reporting that the data stolen last month from 37 million users …
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.
Amanda Connolly / The Next Web:
United States of Emoji: SwiftKey tells you the most popular emoji where you are  —  SwiftKey's keyboard for iOS got an update today that will show you the emojis you use the most.  Yes, it has been keeping track of how many you send.  —  In July, people using the iPhone beta version got …
TechCrunch:
The 50 Startups That Launched At Y Combinator Summer 2015 Demo Day 1  —  Hardware took the spotlight at today's Y Combinator Demo Day, reflecting a major shift of the accelerator beyond the cliche mobile app startup.  Out of the 50 companies from the Summer 2015 batch that demoed on the record today, 20 featured hardware.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
OnePlus 2 review: solid build quality and performance make the smartphone, starting at $329 for the 16GB model, the best deal on the market  —  OnePlus 2 review  —  “Flagship killer.”  That loaded term has been bandied about by virtually every smartphone maker since the iPhone took the scene by storm eight years ago.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Kik Takes $50 Million Investment From WeChat Parent Company Tencent, Hits $1 Billion Valuation  —  Kik Messenger, which has a large teen user base in the United States, has raised $50 million in new venture funding from WeChat parent company Tencent.  The round values the company just north of $1 billion, according to the company.
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.
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.

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