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August 2, 2015, 3:20 PM

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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 …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
IDC: Tablet sales fell 7% YoY to 44.7M units in Q2, but Lenovo, LG, and Huawei grew, pushing Samsung's and Apple's market share down to 41% from 45% last year  —  Tablet shipments drop again amid shrinking market demand: IDC  —  Global tablet shipments totaled 44.7 million units in Q2 compared …
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.
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
India's Snapdeal, an Amazon Competitor, Raises $500 Million From Alibaba, Foxconn and SoftBank  —  Alibaba finally has its ally in India, perhaps the world's hottest e-commerce market.  —  The Chinese e-commerce giant has invested in Snapdeal, an India-based e-commerce startup …
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 …

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