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June 27, 2015, 10:05 PM

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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
A history of hacker group L0pht, its ignored 1998 warnings to Congress on cyber security, and how it hounded Microsoft in the 90s  —  Net of insecurity Part 3  —  A disaster foretold — and ignored  —  LOpht's warnings about the Internet drew notice but little action
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Eugene Kim / Business Insider:
Profile of Dropbox COO Dennis Woodside, who's charged with making Dropbox a mature company  —  Dropbox is a $10 billion startup with serious growing pains — and this guy's in charge of saving it  —  See Also  —  Other tech companies tried to poach SurveyMonkey employees after former CEO Dave Goldberg's death
David Michaels / Bloomberg Business:
SEC allows startups raising up to $50M to tweet about stock or debt offering to gauge interest among potential investors  —  SEC Approves Tweeting by Startups to Test Investor Interest  —  Trying to figure out how many investors might want to fund your small business?  Go ahead and tweet about it.
Bloomberg Business:
Uber launches UberBOAT ferry service in Istanbul with rides starting at 50 liras, about $19  —  Uber Crosses Continents With Istanbul Water-Taxi Service  —  Ships pass along the Bosphorus strait past the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge between the continents of Europe, top, and Asia in Istanbul.
Peter Elkind / Fortune:
Instead of hardening security defenses, Sony Pictures focused on offending North Koreans less, and was more afraid of security costs than risks  —  Sony Pictures: Inside the Hack of the Century, Part 2  —  We will take “a merciless counter-measure.”  —  On June 17, leaked emails show …
Sheera Frenkel / BuzzFeed:
The Yemeni Cyber Army is likely an Iranian government-run operation  —  Meet The Mysterious New Hacker Army Freaking Out The Middle East  —  SAN FRANCISCO — The first tweets appeared on April 14.  The website of Al Hayat, a pro-Saudi newspaper, had been hacked, its front page replaced …
Leena Rao / Fortune:
Instacart lets some retailers collect personal data on customers if the user opts in, starting with Whole Foods  —  Instacart is asking its customers to do something new  —  Grocery delivery service Instacart recently premiered a new feature asking users to share their personal data and shopping histories with retailers.

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
IBM:
Multi-platinum music producer collaborates with AI and APIs  —  See how IBM partnered with Spotify to help Alex da Kid find the perfect match for his upcoming single.
Zoho:
Zoho CRM-Outlook Add-in: Announcing Stylish, Interactive UI with New Features  —  Generating quality leads and maintaining lasting customer relationships is a challenge for any sales team.

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