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August 2, 2015, 3:30 AM

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Rachel Thomas / Medium:
Why women are leaving tech, and what tech companies can do to increase hiring and retention of women  —  If you think women in tech is just a pipeline problem, you haven't been paying attention  —  According to the Harvard Business Review, 41% of women working in tech eventually end up leaving the field …
Washington Post:
Former DNI Mike McConnell, DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff, and Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn back strong encryption in op-ed  —  Why the fear over ubiquitous data encryption is overblown  —  Clarification: Due to a production error, a version of this column was temporarily posted prematurely …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Anonymous Obama administration sources say US will retaliate against China for OPM hack and is weighing options that include breaching the Great Firewall  —  U.S. Decides to Retaliate Against China's Hacking  —  The Obama administration has determined that it must retaliate against China …
Dina Bass / Bloomberg Business:
Microsoft Said to Invest About $100 Million in Startup Uber  —  Microsoft Corp. has agreed to invest about $100 million in Uber Technologies Inc. at a valuation of approximately $50 billion, a person with knowledge of the matter said.  —  The deal was finalized earlier on Friday …
Wall Street Journal:
Gensthaler O. / SamMobile:
Galaxy Note 5 specs leak: 5.66" Quad HD Super AMOLED display, octa-core Exynos 7420, 4GB of RAM; press renders of Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ also leak  —  Galaxy Note 5 (SM-N920) tech specs and S6 edge + leaked  —  We have a new leak on the upcoming Galaxy Note 5 from @evleaks.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Google Straps Aclima Sensors To Street View Cars To Map Air Pollution  —  If a city knows what intersections are full of smog, it could add trees or change stop light schedules to improve the air its citizens breathe.  Google Earth's Outreach program that equips nonprofits and public-benefit organizations …
Patrick Howell O'Neill / The Daily Dot:
Hackers find vulnerabilities in Industrial Ethernet Switches used in hydroelectric dams, nuclear power plants  —  How hackers can take over nuclear power plants  —  The world's most important facilities—think massive hydroelectric dams and nuclear power plants—are vulnerable to devastating cyberattacks.
More: TechWormThanks:@dellcam
Takashi Mochizuki / Wall Street Journal:
Japanese Police Arrest Mark Karpelès of Collapsed Bitcoin Exchange Mt. Gox  —  Official says police allege he manipulated the company's computer system to inflate its assets  —  TOKYO—Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpelès, the head of collapsed bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox …
Heather Somerville / Mercury News:
Lyft forgoes global expansion in favor of U.S. market domination  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Lyft has walked back years of promises about a global expansion, and instead the car-booking company is doubling down on the U.S. market, hoping to beat its biggest foe here at home.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Trevor O'Brien, the Product Lead Running All Twitter Apps, Is Departing  —  Another key product exec is leaving Twitter.  —  Trevor O'Brien, who joined Twitter a year and a half ago from YouTube and oversees product for Twitter's iOS and Android apps, is departing the company, according to multiple sources.
More: BuzzFeedTweets: @tmobrien and @heyheyesj

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